Education Minister Unveils “Jaadui Pitara” to Unlock New Opportunities for Students 
Jaadui Pitara

An Innovative Step Towards Transformative Education 

The Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan ushered in a new era of learning for children between the ages of 3 and 8  with the launch of the “Jaadui Pitara” play-based learning and teaching material in New Delhi on Monday, February 20, 2023. Envisioned under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, this momentous occasion was hailed as a historic day in transforming the learning landscape into a more vibrant and exciting place. 

Experience a Unique Learning Journey with the “Jaadui Pitara”! 

Introducing the enchanting “Jaadui Pitara,”  packed with playbooks, toys, puzzles, posters, flashcards, story books, worksheets, and more! It’s been crafted with love to reflect the unique culture, social context, and languages of India, providing the perfect foundation for growing minds. Developed with the National Curriculum Framework in mind, the material is available in 13 languages, ready to set children on a joyful, lifelong journey of learning. 

Fostering Comprehensive Development 

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has envisioned a 5+3+3+4 curriculum pedagogical structure as part of its overarching goal of providing quality education to all. This paradigm shift aims to make education more accessible, equitable, and holistic. In order to achieve this, the Department of School Education and Literacy under the Ministry of Education has established a National Steering Committee, headed by Professor K. Kasturirangan, to develop a National Curriculum Framework for each of the stages. This framework is expected to act as the bedrock for modern and progressive education in India and incorporate the best practises of international and national education systems.  

The Ministry of Education launched the much-awaited National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for the foundational stage on October 20, 2022, much to the delight of teachers, students, and parents alike. As per the framework, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has worked diligently to develop and collect “Learning Teaching Material” (LTM). To make it even more accessible, the Education Minister launched the LTM using the concept of “Jaadui Pitara.” It is expected to bring the National Education Policy (NEP) and NCF-FS to life, enabling teachers and students to engage with them more deeply. The Education Minister called it a giant leap towards enriching the learning-teaching environment and making it more child-centric, lively, and joyful for the Amrit Generation. 

At the foundational stage, ages 3 to 8, children learn most effectively through play. From neurosciences to education, research shows that this applies to classes 1 and 2 as well (ages 6-8), providing a huge shift for kids to learn through play. The 5 domains of learning and development that are included in this stage are: physical development, socio-emotional and ethical development, cognitive development, language and literacy development, aesthetic and cultural development, and positive learning habits. To make play possible, teachers are provided with a wide variety of resources, from toys, puzzles, and puppets to posters, flashcards, worksheets, and attractive books.

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