The CBSE has recently launched the Teacher Energized Resource Manuals (TERM) especially for the teachers from class 6 to 10, in order to help the children and teachers to introduce productive classroom training to build competencies.
Biswajit Saha, Director (training and skill education), CBSE said “TERM is a suggestive mechanism introduced by the CBSE for the teachers to develop pedagogical plans while implementing competency-based learning in the classrooms reviewing its outcome. The CBSE has also asked the teachers to encourage the students to voice their suggestions along with further improving the manuals.”
The Manuals suggest activities which can be carried out by the teachers with learners to explain the concepts. Teachers will also be able to adapt and create activities that align to a given concept.
He further added that completing the syllabus and examining students through a set of question papers has been practiced for decades and it is time to think differently looking beyond textbooks and focus on developing competencies of the child rather than only knowledge.
The CBSE has initially launched TERM for Science and Mathematics as a large number of students do not show any interest in these two subjects.
With the help of TERM, the board is hoping to retain curiosity and also generate interest among the students about the subjects. He further stated that the other subjects will also be covered under TERM.