S&ME Deptt initiates introduction of ‘aspirational curriculum’ in Odisha schools

Bhubaneswar: A comprehensive training programme for the Master Trainers that aims at promoting aspirational curriculum related to sports-integrated life-skill education through the introduction of Kridangana Club commenced today at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

A source said that this training programme, organised by Mo School Abhiyan, aims to emphasise the crucial role of physical and life skill education in students’ lives and its profound impact on academic development, fostering a culture of physical well-being within the educational ecosystem.

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On the first day of the five-day training program, 120 participants from 14 districts across the State actively participated in various sessions. The training programme focuses on five essential life skills: Problem Solving, Communication, Empathy, Understanding and Awareness.

The Magicbus Foundation, a national organisation dedicated to promoting transformative curricula in schools, is collaborating in this training initiative.

Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) state Project Director Anupam Saha, expressed his enthusiasm for the programme, stating, “In order to promote educational progress, it is imperative that we approach innovation with an open-minded perspective.”

The OSEPA project director emphasised the importance of physical fitness and life skills education in the overall development of students, enabling them to become competent individuals. TE&SCERT director Manoj Kumar Padhi, while appreciating the efforts, emphasised building the capacity of teachers to deliver the program effectively.

In another program promoting Physical Education and football clubs in schools, a dedicated training programme was inaugurated today at the Institute of Mathematics & Applications in Bhubaneswar.

The four-day training programme, being organised by Mo School in collaboration with British Council & Premier League, UK, aims to equip teachers with the necessary skills and knowledge in physical education and football coaching.

These training programmes are part of the larger initiative by 5T to enhance the overall quality of education in government and government-aided schools by providing comprehensive training to teachers. Under the expert guidance of experienced head coach Adam Lea from UK, the training camp has the privilege of hosting esteemed coaches Shyam Gwali from Delhi and Shekhar Kelkar from Goa, along with other highly respected senior coaches.

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