It is expected that Maharashtra state board
(SSC) will soon bring about changes in school textbooks. The move is being
envisaged to incorporate advanced technologies for students learning.
Maharashtra state board (SSC) has recently announced
that changes would be brought about in class 7 and 9 textbooks for the next
If reports are to be believed, efforts are
being made to redesign textbooks in a way that more stress is laid on
conceptual learning. However such changes would be introduced in a phased
Currently, changes have already been applied
to the syllabus of class 6th. As reported by a popular daily, the
principal secretary of school education department, Maharashtra, Mr. Nand Kumar
said that the elected members of the academic board will play an instrumental
role in bringing about the required changes.
"I wouldn't call it as a syllabus
change but yes the textbooks are changing. The syllabus will be the same but
the manner of teaching will change. We are moving away from rote learning to
conceptual learning and overall, our textbooks should also reflect the same.
Hence it will be based on practical, experiential learning," said Kumar.
It is being expected that soon after the finalisation
of textbook production, a plan will be finalised for the teachers of all school,
by the Board members. There are also plans of using virtual classrooms for
conducting their training workshops.