Jadui Pitara: Play-based Learning Material for Children Launched
As envisaged under National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, India’s Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched Learning-Teaching Material for the Foundational Stage in presence of Minister of Education, Annapurna Devi and Dr. K Kasturirangan, Chairman, National Steering Committee on National Curriculum Framework (NCF) in New Delhi on February 20.
Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan said that today is a historic day in making the learning landscape more vibrant. In line with the vision of prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi, ‘Jadui Pitara’ -a play-based learning-teaching material tailored for children between the age group of 3-8 years has been launched.
Pradhan highlighted that ‘Jadui Pitara’ comprises playbooks, toys, puzzles, posters, flash cards, story books, and worksheets for diverse needs of learners in the foundational stage.
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He also informed that ‘Jadui Pitara’ developed under the National Curriculum Framework is available in 13 Indian languages. It aims to enrich the learning-teaching environment and make it more child-centric, lively and joyful as envisioned in the NEP 2020.
The National Education Policy 2020 envisages 5+3+3+4 curriculum pedagogical structure. The Department of School Education & Literacy under the Ministry of Education has constituted a National Steering Committee headed by Prof. K. Kasturirangan to develop the National Curriculum Framework for each of the stages.
The NCF for foundational stage (FS) was launched by the Ministry of Education on 20th October, 2022 and as per the curriculum framework, NCERT has developed and collected Learning Teaching Material (LTM).
Accordingly, “Learning Teaching Material” for the foundational stage was launched using the concept of “Jadui Pitara”. It is expected to help teachers and students.