Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, on Wednesday, launched more than 100 comic books created by teachers and students of CBSE schools and curated by NCERT. These comics can be accessed online on DIKSHA web portal (diksha.gov.in) or via the DIKSHA app on any android smartphone.
The comics can also be accessed through a new WhatsApp powered Chatbot. The chatbot presents a unique opportunity to expand the scope of digital learning. During the occasion, the minister also launched CBSE Assessment Framework for Science, Maths and English classes as part of CBSE Competency Based Education Project.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that this innovative initiative will help in increasing the cultural and social sensitivity in our children while imparting knowledge. The minister congratulated the creative and innovative teachers from various schools.
The comic books, aligned to chapters of NCERT textbooks across grades 3-12, have been developed as innovative pedagogical resources. These have specific story line and characters which students and teachers can relate to. Some of the key features of these comics are:
- Each comic has been divided into smaller topics supported by worksheets and it dovetails with the learning objectives and outcomes.
- It has been created in a linear progression which will help to understand basic concepts and decrease the learning gaps.
- While deconstructing the academic content; care has been taken to address issues of gender sensitivity, women empowerment, value education among other life skills.