CBSE’s bid to make learning joyful and innovative

New method to integrate art with the teaching and learning of subjects from Classes I to XII

April 11, 2019 01:51 am | Updated 01:51 am IST - NEW DELHI

The CBSE on Wednesday announced that it would be integrating art with the teaching and learning process of all academic subjects from Classes I to XII and has intimated all schools to follow guidelines that it has issued.

“In a bid to promote active and experiential learning and to inculcate an appreciation of the vast diversity in the Indian art forms, beginning with the new academic session,” the CBSE said. It said that the watertight compartmentalisation of subjects provides fragmented knowledge rather than interrelated and integrated whole and as a result, knowledge gets divided in boundaries in the school and outside. “In the present system, information takes precedence over knowledge, lending itself to producing bulky textbooks, ‘quizzing’ and methods of mechanical retrieval rather than understanding and problem solving,” the CBSE said.

Appreciating rich art

“The new method of integrating art would make learning joyful and innovative. Art-integrated learning makes classroom transactions joyful and creative and also promotes the appreciation of our rich art and cultural heritage,” the CBSE said.

Giving examples, the CBSE said that notes in Hindustani classical music can be aligned with the teaching of fractions in mathematics, Nukkad Natak could be used to depict mitosis/meiosis, reactions and compounds in chemistry by each child becoming the element/compound of his/her choice and then trying to mingle or not to mingle (attract or repulse) with other compounds in the class.

The Board said that it held discussions with several stakeholders and came up on how to integrate art with education.

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