Here are some responses from teachers to the CCE analysis that appeared last week
The article on CCE (published on September 28) was thought provoking. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is one of the major changes in Indian Educational System. CCE entered the classroom domain with certain objectives — to reduce stress levels for students, to move away from the rote–learning method and to recognise the abilities of learners in co-scholastic areas. CCE is a practical in approach with teacher playing a very significant role. But the unfavourable attitude of teachers towards CCE has many reasons. Firstly, when classroom has more strength, how can a teacher give attention to every student? Teachers are busy maintaining the records of minute details of each child. The increase in workload is diluting the very act of transfer of knowledge in classroom. At the end of the day, the dismayed teacher is lamenting of being one of the initiators of this revolutionised teaching–learning process. The stakeholders of education system have to relook their plans and policies keeping in view the diverse student-teacher population.
Teacher, NSTL, Visakhapatnam
Modern Gurukula System
In a traditional society like ours, value education plays a vital role in the development of children. This becomes doubly important in a busy world that we live in, as the family time spent together is also less. The students should be given an opportunity to get involved in different activities of the school such as administration, house keeping, canteen, library, maintaining schoolgarden, running a charity show, visiting an old age home or orphanage, cleaning campus are some activities which can be included in their curriculum as project work and they can be assessed for the same based on their communication skills, interacting abilities, team work and co-ordination. These are facilitated by the CCE methodology.
Using newspaper in the CCE scheme provides teachers a wide range of ideas for activities. The teacher can ask children to collect articles of their choice and conduct various activities such as group discussions, debates etc., on the topics they have chosen.
Computer Applications and Science Teacher,
Daffodils English School, Sanjaynagar, Bangalore.