Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs,
various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
2) Samagra Shiksha Scheme is a paradigm shift in conceptual design of school education envisaging to integrate teacher, technology and student learning. Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question
Education is a critical link to development and progress of a country. Indian education system suffers from several serious problems- quality of learning and equitable access being the most important among them. Samagra Shiva Scheme (SSS) is a newly launched scheme by central government which aims to provide a holistic approach towards the problems of lower education in India. The scheme has been lauded as the most significant reform in Indian education sector. The question is related to GS 2 syllabus under the following heading-
Key demand of the question
The question wants us to write at length about the salient provisions/ features of the SSS and how it aims to improve the education system in India.
Discuss- This is an all encompassing directive which mandates writing in detail about the key demand of the question. We have to give more stress on the discussion of, how the SSS will integrate teacher, technology and student learning.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– Give a brief description of SSS and previous schemes which will be affected/ subsumed by the SSS.
- Discuss in points about the salient features of SSS. e.g integration of technology and teacher, will cover all classes including senior secondary, grade wise subject wise learning outcomes, active participation of all stakeholders, libraries, sports facilities etc.
- Discuss how the SSS will integrate teacher, technology and student learning. e.g strengthening of SCERTs and DIETs, DIKSHA- the national digital platform for teachers,Operation Digital Board, Digital initiatives like ShaalaKosh, Shagun, Shaala Saarthi will be strengthened etc.
Conclusion– mention the holistic approach of SSS which aims to instill academic, extracurricular and vocational skills among the students. Form a personal opinion on the feasibility, desirability of the SSS.