Before students take up their studies and start with their usual studying schedule, they must understand the importance of the syllabus. At the beginning of the academic year CBSE releases the syllabus for Class 9 to 12 students on the official website. The CBSE Syllabus is published by the board with various objectives to help students as well as teachers to enhance the teaching and learning process. In this article, students will know what those objectives are.
Why is Syllabus Important in Teaching and Learning Process?
Having a syllabus for reference in every class is a need of students. The syllabus refers to the lessons and educational content to be taught to students in a school. It may be regarded as the sum total of a planned set of educational experiences provided to a student by a school.
The syllabus encompasses the general objectives of
- Competencies to be attained
- Courses of study
- Subject-wise learning outcomes and content
- Pedagogical practices
- Assessment guidelines
The curriculum provided by CBSE is based on the National Curriculum Framework-2005. It seeks to provide opportunities for students to achieve excellence in learning.
Salient Features of the CBSE Curriculum
Below, we have listed the salient features of the CBSE Curriculum for secondary schools, including class 9 and class 10. These features are found in the CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 Maths and other subjects of class 9 and 10.
CBSE strives to:
- Provide ample scope for holistic i.e. physical, intellectual and social development of students.
- Emphasize constructivists rather than rote learning by highlighting the importance of hands-on experience.
- Enlist general and specific teaching and assessment objectives to make learning competency-based.
- Encourage the application of knowledge and skills in real-life problem solving scenarios.
- Uphold the ‘Constitutional Values’ by encouraging values-based learning activities.
- Promote Critical and Creative Thinking aligned to the 21st Century Skills in classrooms.
- Integrate innovations in pedagogy such as experiential learning, Sport & Art-Integrated Learning, toy-based pedagogy, storytelling, gamification etc, with technological innovations (ICT integration) to keep pace with the global trends in various disciplines.
- Promote inclusive practices as an overriding consideration in all educational activities.
- Enhance and support learning by different types of assessments.
- Integrate environmental education in various disciplines from classes I- XII.
Objectives of the Syllabus
The CBSE Syllabus aims to:
- Achieve cognitive, affective and psychomotor excellence.
- Enhance self-awareness and explore the innate potential.
- Attain mastery overlaid down competencies.
- Imbibe 21st-century learning, literacy and life skills.
- Promote goal setting and lifelong learning.
- Inculcate values and foster cultural learning and international understanding in an interdependent society;
- Acquire the ability to utilize technology and information for the betterment of humankind.
- Strengthen knowledge and attitude related to livelihood skills.
- Develop the ability to appreciate art and showcase talents.
- Promote physical fitness, health and well-being.
- Promote arts-integrated learning.
We hope after understanding the importance of the syllabus, students will refer to it before beginning their studies. They will plan their studies accordingly. Doing so will also help them score high marks in the exam.