CBSE hosts skill module awareness webinars for Classes 6 to 8

NEP 2020: The webinar series is part of the process to introduce vocational education training at middle and secondary level for its further integration at higher level.

CBSE begins skill module awareness webinars for Classes 6 to 8 (Image source: CBSE Twitter Handle)CBSE begins skill module awareness webinars for Classes 6 to 8 (Image source: CBSE Twitter Handle)

Magdhi Diksha | May 3, 2023 | 08:03 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has started a series of webinar lectures on various topics to increase students’ engagement in vocational education. From May 1 to 19, the CBSE will hold webinars on topics such as blue pottery, bakery, Khadi, block printing, mask making, Kashmiri embroidery, food preservation, mass media for students of Classes 6 to 8.

The webinars can be accessed through the official CBSE YouTube channel as well. The webinar on each topic will be of 10-15 hours. Apart from this, the board has also developed materials for other fields such as handicrafts, coding, financial literacy, artificial intelligence, design thinking, digital citizenship, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), herbal heritage. These topics will be made available at the CBSE academics website.

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The CBSE vocational education webinars are being conducted based on the recommendations of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The policy recommended that the training for vocational education should begin at middle and secondary school level for its successful integration at high educational level.

The CBSE Board informed that these webinars are optional and it depends on the school’s decision on how such modules will be integrated into school curriculum. The official statement asserts that the modules do not require special investment of labs or subject teachers and the aim is only to provide tertiary level education exposure to students with an internal assessment procedure.

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