British Council handed over Indreni the Teacher’s handbook to the Curriculum Development Center through a formal event at the Curriculum Development Centre on 23rd Feb.
This handbook ‘Indreni’ for embedding core skills and International dimension in the classroom is the outcome of a review carried out by Curriculum Development Centre supported by British Council to improve the classroom pedagogy by giving teachers access to quality lesson ideas and assessment tools.
The purpose of the Curriculum Mapping project was to analyse the primary level curriculum of Nepal and map the educational activities of grade 1-5 within the grade level content area to help teachers embed and integrate International learning, citizenship and core skills in the curriculum and be able to easily access and use English teaching resources in the classroom.
The handbook was piloted in the six districts of Jhapa, Kavre, Kaski, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi and Surkhet with 20 Schools from each district and a total of 208 teachers and 24 head teachers participating. The pilot was based on both quantitative and qualitative data collection tools to access teaching practices. The study was able to identify some very useful findings, challenges and recommendations which will support the Curriculum Development Centre further to lead the primary level curriculum reform.
During a programme organized at the Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) in Bhaktapur, the pilot study report and Curriculum Mapping handbook Indreni was handed over to Mr. Krishna Kapri, Executive Director, Curriculum Development Centre by Dr. Jovan Ilic, Country Director, British Council Nepal.
The handover programme was attended by officials from the Curriculum Development Centre, Department of Education and National Centre for Educational Development.
“British Council Nepal and Ministry of Education have been working together for more than 60 years and I hope the partnership continues. Teachers are very important for improving the education standard in Nepal and we hope that skills and techniques learnt from the Curriculum Mapping project will very be very supportive for them to create effective reforms in education. However, between all the Curriculum and Teacher development work, we should not forget that the students are our main beneficiaries and they should be kept in the heart of everything we do. ,” said Jovan Ilic.
Mr. Krishna Kapri, Executive Director, CDC said, “The Ministry of Education really appreciates such contribution from British Council and further hopes to learn, share practices and work together. The new government will integrate the new modality in the curriculum. For the sincere work, we are very thankful to British Council Nepal.”