Pragyata guidelines for online education

NEP 2020

Pragyata guidelines released by the Department of School Education & Literacy, MHRD for Digital Education for the schools, parents, and students.

Through the guideline, the ministry has recommended a cap on the screen time for the school students.

As per the ‘Pragyata’ guidelines, online classes for pre-primary students should not be for more than 30 minutes. The guidelines also state that only 2 (two) online sessions of up to 30-45 minutes each should be conducted for classes 1 to 8 and four sessions for classes 9 to 12.

“Introducing ‘PRAGYATA’: Guidelines on #DigitalEducation for school heads, teachers, parents, and students containing recommended screen time for children, tips on coping with mental/physical stress during #DigitalLearning & more. Stay tuned for more details.” was tweeted by the MHRD.

The PRAGYATA guidelines suggest an eight steps process for Digital and Online education. These steps are Plan, Review, Arrange, Guide, Yak(talk), Assign, Track, and Appreciate. The guideline also has a section for School Heads, Teachers, Parents, and Students.

The MHRD has also given importance to the Physical Health and Mental Wellness during the Digital and Online education. This section covers aspects like ergonomics, yoga & exercise, mental wellness, and learning environment.

In order to upskill the teaching staff, a lot of initiatives have been taken by the Ministry and thus has a section dedicated to Digital Education and Teacher preparation.

The guideline has been developed in a very creative manner with lots of images and diagrams for the reader.

Click here to access and download the ‘Pragyata’ guideline.

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