HRD minister Sibal unveils CBSE-I curriculum in Dubai

The CBSE-I, which is being devised as India’s answer to international boards like the International Baccalaureate, was launched at Indian High School, an official release issued here said.

At present, the CBSE-I is being subscribed by 30 schools in nine countries, and will carry forward the basic strength of the Indian system of education along with global requirements. With more focus on activity-centred learning, it aims to promote critical and creative thinking skills, effective communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills and information and media skills.

The objective of the board is to introduce the curriculum in a phased manner at different levels in schools affiliated to CBSE at the international level and subsequently, if desirable, to introduce it to other affiliated schools which are able to cope with the challenges this curriculum would provide. The international curriculum has been designed keeping in view the foundations of the National Curricular Framework (NCF 2005).

Speaking on the occasion, Sibal expressed the hope that  CBSE-I would grow and provide an alternative international curriculum to the students, both of the Indian diaspora and to local citizens in the countries where CBSE-I is being made available.

Sibal also addressed the India-UAE Forum in Abu Dhabi on Monday evening and underlined that expansion in Higher Education is required in the developing world, in order to raise the Gross Enrolment Ratio to a robust level to generate  the creativity and wealth.
Speaking on ‘Leveraging The Knowledge Economy Paradigm’, the minister said the nature of wealth is shifting from acquisition of labour and capital to acquisition of intangible assets.

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