Lessons on outcome-based teaching
Gurugram School teachers in the state are being introduced to learning outcome-based pedagogy through training sessions being conducted by State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), Haryana, since last week.
Learning outcomes are the basic levels of learning that students are required to demonstrate a knowledge of and were used by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) as a parameter for analysing results of the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017.
The learning outcomes that were notified by the NCERT for classes 1-8 focus on whether students can read the time correctly using a clock, estimate the capacity of a container in known units — for example, a bucket containing water is 20-30 times that of a mug; and measure short lengths using non-uniform units such as a finger, handspan, length of forearm and footsteps, among others.
The result of the survey outlined how different states fared on learning outcomes in various subjects and grades, following which the Union ministry of human resources and development (MHRD) proposed that teachers responsible for classes 1-8 receive training on learning outcomes.