Qatar Students Happy with CBSE International (CBSE-i) Curriculum
CBSE International Curriculum
THE new school curriculum introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education-International (CBSE-i) has become immensely popular among Indian students in Qatar.
On experimental level, the CBSE introduced the new curriculum for classes 1 and 9 in some of the schools being operated outside India from this academic year.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Doha Modern Indian School Principal Jai Gopal Jindal said that the feedback from students, teachers and parents was encouraging. “The focus of the new syllabus is on developing critical and creative thinking among the learners,” he said. Jindal said that almost 50 percent of the students have already opted for the syllabus, which is a huge response given that it was introduced just a few months ago.
Students are also excited about the activity-based curriculum which is a refereshing change from the monotonous traditional classroom. “It has taken off well, and I am enjoying each subject far better than the regular syllabus” said Grade IX student Nikhila. Amjad, another Grade IX student, said that he has stopped bothering about homework as he is expected to explore on his own, instead of copying down pages of questions and answers.
Maths has also become more interesting for students as the new syllabus focusses on project work.
History books are no longer voluminous as the course’s main focus is on the world history, which makes students feel more global. Grade 1 students seem to be very happy after the change in their syllabus. “We participate in activities that enhance our learning,” said Siddharth.
Source: Qatar Tribune