NEP 2020 AND HOW TO IMPLEMENT IT IN YOUR INSTITUTION THROUGH KNOWLEDGE CHECKERS

Knowledge checkers is an innovative software developed based on the best practices adapted by the schools and colleges worldwide, by virtue of that KC is easily adaptable to deliver the curriculum as per the National Education Policy 2020. Listed down below are some of the features of KC that are aligned with the NEP2020, however this list is not exhaustive. To know more contact us

1.MISSION


NEP-2020 MISSION

To ensure access and opportunity to all children

KNOWLEDGECHECKERS -2020 MISSION

To provide an opportunity for every student, even from rural areas, to experience technology and have an insightful and engaged learning experience with or without internet access.


2.INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY


NEP-2020 ADVOCATES INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY:

TRANSFORMING TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS


WHAT INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY DOES KC OFFER?

Flipped Classroom is an innovative instructional methodology, wherein students prepare for their lessons beforehand through short video lectures or other content, designed by the teachers, before entering the traditional classroom arena. When they enter the classrooms with prior knowledge, learning becomes an interactive and collaborative process. Students no longer feel helpless and lost in class.

“With the launch of Operation Digital Blackboard on February 20, 2019, by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, a new word entered in the education dictionary -- 'flipped learning'. The concept is very innovative and futuristic.” – India Today, 2019


3. KEY PRINCIPLES OF NEP


USE OF TECHNOLOGY | EMPHASIZE CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING | CRITICAL THINKING AND CREATIVITY


4. CURRICULUM


NEP-2020 EMPHASISES: LEARNING OUTCOMES | CRITICAL THINKING | INTERACTIVE CLASSES | COLLABORATIVE LEARNING | EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING | FORMATIVE AND ADAPTIVE ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING OUTCOMES | FEEDBACK ETC


HOW IS KNOWLEDGE CHECKERS ALIGNED TO ACHIEVE THE NEW CURRICULUM? Use of Technology:


Knowledge checkers is an easy to use software, teachers can adapt very easily and make teaching and learning more effective. As the end users’ students has the option to access their learning modules through laptops, smart phones, iPads etc

KNOWLEDGE CHECKERS PEDAGOGICAL PROCESS:


(A) PRE-CLASS

(Before the Class)
  • Course Outcomes
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Lessons (Unit, Chapter, Topic)
  • Modules/Content in the Form of Video, PPT, or PDF
  • Asynchronized Class/ Recorded Classes

(B) IN-CLASS

(During the Class)
  • Formative Assessment of Learning Outcomes [Class Polling]
  • Class Polling, Without Device and Without Internet with Kc Answer Card
  • Instant Feedback After Polling
  • Interactive and Engaged Classroom Activities

CLASS ACTIVITIES

  • Critical Thinking Activities
  • Collaborative Activities
  • Peer Review Activity
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Experiential Learning

(C) POST-CLASS

(After the Class)
  • Assignments/Projects
  • Application of the Concept to the Context
  • Class Test/Exams
  • MCQ’s | Fill in The Blanks | True or False | Questions with Images
  • Students Self-Assessment on Learning Outcome

5. TEXTBOOKS


NEP ADVOCATES DIGITAL VERSION BOOKS | REDUCE THE WEIGHT OF SCHOOL BAGS


ADDITIONAL READING RESOURCES

KC Software provides a space to share additional reference and e-books, in additional resources module. This is provided under every chapter so that students can easily find and access the relevant study material and not keep searching for it everywhere. There is also provision to add links to external materials recommended by the teachers.


6. EXAMINATIONS IN GRADES


NEP ADVOCATES ACHIEVEMENT OF CRITICAL LEARNING OUTCOMES: Testing to focus on achievement of essential learning outcomes


MOVING AWAY FROM ROTE LEARNING:

Assessment of core concepts and knowledge, higher order skills and its application in real life situations

KC provide tools assess the learning outcomes and activities related to application of the concepts to the real life situation


7. HOLISTIC PROGRESS CARD:


NEP’S REQUIREMENTS

  • Schools to make them holistic, 360-degree, Multidimensional report
  • Progress card will include self-assessment, peer assessment, and teacher assessment

Progress cards to reflect the progress and uniqueness of learner in the

  • Cognitive, affective,
  • Socio-emotional, and
  • Psychomotor domains

Progress in project based and inquiry-based learning, quizzes, role plays, group work, portfolios, etc., to be included in Report cards

The holistic progress card will actively involve parents in their children’s education and development


HOW IS KC SOFTWARE BEING COMPATIBLE TO THE NEP HOLISTIC PROGRESS REPORT

REPORT ON ADAPTIVE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - TEACHER ASSESSMENT

ASSIGNMENTS/PROJECT REPORTS & SELF-ASSESSMENTS & TEACHER ASSESSMENT


CLASS TEST/EXAMS REPORTS- TEACHER ASSESSMENT

SELF-ASSESSMENT ON LEARNING OUTCOMES


CLASS ACTIVITIES- PEER ASSESSMENT AND TEACHER ASSESSMENT

APPLICATION OF THE CONCEPT TO THE CONTEXT


Parents receive automated reports on Attendance, Assignment, Class Polling, and Class Test through email

The Class Test has to be set as per the standard setting and blueprinting based on Blooms Taxonomy, which will focus the assessment of the following area: Cognitive, Affective, Socio-Emotional, and Psychomotor Domains


8. EMPOWERING TEACHERS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


NEP: USE OF TECHNOLOGY | LATEST PEDAGOGIES | ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING OUTCOMES | COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING | EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, | STORYTELLING-BASED APPROACHES, ETC.



TEACHER TOOLS/PEDAGOGICAL SUPPORT


In addition to the technological support, KC offers following Professional Development Program for teachers

1. How to Effectively Write Learning Outcomes

2. How to develop critical thinking through class activities based on Blooms Taxonomy

3. Standards setting and blue printing of examination based on the learning outcomes

4. Innovative Pedagogy: Basics of Flipped Classroom Instructional Methodology

5. Use of Technology: Online teaching with Knowledge checkers software

6. Classroom engagement with class polling


Class Activities like


1. Collaborative Activity

2. Peer Review Activity

3. Problem Based Learning

4. Experiential Learning

5. Application of concept to the context [contextual learning] etc.


9. MULTILINGUALISM


NEP: ALL CLASSICAL LANGUAGES WILL BE WIDELY AVAILABLE IN SCHOOLS AS OPTIONS


MULTIPLE LANGUAGE OPTION IN KNOWLEDGE CHECKERS

There are options for the schools to choose different languages to teach second and third languages for their students. If required, additional languages can be added as per the schools’ need.


10. LEADERSHIP, ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT MODULES


  1. Maintenance of school Calendar
  2. Easily monitoring the Pedagogical Plan and the Process
  3. Implementation of Innovative Pedagogy
  4. Dissemination of School Policies and SoP’s through the system electronically
  5. Communication Records: Adequate information and communication to teachers and other staff through Notification /e-circulars
  6. Sending real time reports to the parents
  7. Head of the Institutions Reports
  8. Attendance Monitoring
  9. Students Policy dissemination electronically
  10. Access to Students Reports
  11. Monitoring the implementation of lesson plan Dynamic Time Table
  12. Teachers Handbook and Time Table
  13. Students Handbook
  14. Monitoring teacher’s performance

DISCLAIMER

The SME’s of the Knowledge checkers have made every effort to understand the NEP2020 and how some of it requirements can be implemented through KC software, however it is up to the discretion of the subscribing schools to decide on how the KC can be utilised in their respective school