23-NOV-2020: AMU faculty delivers keynote address
Aligarh, November 23: "The New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has a commendable vision; it will enable the education system to constantly reform itself. This, in itself, will be a remarkable achievement," said Prof Nafees Ahmad Ansari, Director, Centre for Distance and Online Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
He was delivering the keynote address in the webinar on 'National Professional Standards in Teaching: A Policy Perspective' organized by the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE), Government of India.
"The policy introduces a whole gamut of changes and reads as a very progressive document with a firm grasp on the current socio-economic landscape and the future prospects," said Prof Nafees.
He emphasised that education for a new generation of learners has to necessarily engage with the increasing digitalisation of our economies, requiring a completely new set of capabilities in order to be able to keep up.
The NEP 2020 acknowledges the trend towards digitalisation and automation being accelerated by the pandemic and stress has been given to open and distance learning, pointed Prof Nafees.
He suggested that institutions must collaborate with industries for providing professional education to achieve the target of NEP 2020 and this is broadly the structure prevailing in the US, UK and other western countries.
Prof Nafees further spoke on how the NEP will enable the six percent investment from the GDP into the educational system.
He also discussed the special focus on teacher's training.
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