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Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development launched the CBSE-I
curriculum, at the Indian High School , today in Dubai. The CBSE-i which is
being subscribed by 30 schools in 9 countries, will address global needs as well
as relate to local issues and local culture. It will carry forward the basic
strength of the Indian system of education. It aims to promote critical and
creative thinking skills, effective communication skills, interpersonal and
collaborative skills and information and media skills. There is an inbuilt
flexibility as it provides a foundation and an extension curriculum in all
subject areas to cater to the different pace of learners.
The objective of the Board is to introduce the curriculum in a phased manner at
different levels in schools affiliated to CBSE at the international level and
subsequently, if desirable, to introduce it to other affiliated schools who are
able to cope with the challenges this curriculum would provide. The
international curriculum has been designed keeping in view the foundations of
the National Curricular Framework (NCF 2005) and the experience gathered by the
Board over the last seven decades in imparting effective learning to millions of
learners, many of whom are now global citizens.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sibal expressed the hope that the CBSE-I would
grow and provide an alternative international curriculum to the students, both
of the Indian diaspora and to local citizens in the countries where CBSE-I is
being made available. He said that we need a globalised community of children.
Shri Sibal also emphasised on the need for quality education for all children,
with learning being a continuous and comprehensive process.