CBSE introduces ‘Coding’, ‘Data Science’ from current session

CBSE introduces ‘Coding’, ‘Data Science’ from current session

Hummingbird News Desk

NEW DELHI, 4 JUNE: Complying with the recommendations of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE has collaborated with Microsoft to introduce coding and data science in schools. The coding will be introduced for classes 6 to 8 and the data science curriculum will be introduced for classes 8 to 12 as new skilling subjects. These new subjects will be introduced in the respective classes in the 2021-22 academic session.

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Sharing the information, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted: “Under NEP 2020, we promised to introduce coding and data science in schools. Today, I’m happy to see CBSE fulfilling the promise right in the session of 2021 itself.

“In association with Microsoft, CBSE is empowering India’s future generations with new-age skills. Kudos.”

The coding and data science curriculum are focused on building critical thinking, computational skills, problem-solving skills, creativity, and hands-on exposure to new technologies. The objective of this curriculum is to lay the foundation for Data science, understanding how data is collected, analyzed and how it can be used in solving problems and making decisions.

Microsoft has designed supplementary handbooks in both coding and data science, aligned with NCERT patterns and structures. The handbooks claims CBSE, cover real-life examples. It also offers exposure to open-source platforms that will enable students to learn better in a gamified manner across all disciplines including mathematics, languages, and social sciences while it builds the foundation for AI-based applications of data science.

The CBSE also communicated to all heads of its affiliated Institutions about the introduction of ‘coding’ and ‘data science’ as a skill module or skill subject from the current session.

The CBSE wrote that coding is a creative activity that students from any discipline can engage in and it helps to build computational thinking, develop problem solving skills, critical thinking and exposure to real life situations to solve issues in various realms.

“Therefore, coding’ is being introduced as a Skill Module of 12 hours duration in Classes 6 to 8. The idea is to simplify the coding learning experience by nurturing design thinking, logical flow of ideas and applying this across the disciplines,” its communique said.

Currently, the CBSE offers nine Skill Modules at middle school level, 18 Skill Subjects at Secondary level and 38 Skill Subjects at Senior Secondary level to upgrade the skills and proficiency of the young generation and explore the various career options available.

Tags: #NEP2020 #CBSE #Microsoft #coding #CentralBoardofSecondaryEducation

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