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Key findings of Delhi Arts Curriculum pilot project released

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Key findings of Delhi Arts Curriculum pilot project released

It is extremely vital that changes are undertaken in methods of teaching and learning to ensure that curiosity of a child can be leveraged in a manner that enables them to learn as much as possible, Delhi Education Minister Atishi said Tuesday.

She was sharing key findings of the Delhi government’s Delhi Arts Curriculum pilot project as part of which children were taught Hindi, English, Mathematics and other mainstream subjects through the means of music, dance, theater and art, besides the traditional textbooks, according to an official statement.

The Delhi government partnered with Nalanda-way Foundation, an NGO, for the purpose.

“When a child comes to school every morning, they are immensely energetic and full of unbridled curiosity. It is extremely vital that we undertake changes in methods of teaching and learning to ensure that we can leverage this curiosity and help the child learn as much as possible,” said Atishi.

Developed by a team of experts, the curriculum focuses on students from the ages of 3 to 13. The curriculum integrates five art forms – visual arts, music, dance, theater and media arts – into classrooms to help improve learning outcomes.

During the pilot phase, children from Nursery to Class 5 were encouraged to express themselves through art exposure and exhibitions. Music poetry was used to teach Hindi and English to the students of Classes 3 to 5 while students up to Class 8 engaged in learning through Music Theatre. During this project, Class 8 students developed their own musical theater production – involving scriptwriting, costume designing, music composing, dance and art direction.

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