SRINAGAR: A five day workshop on educational evaluation/paper setting started in JKBOSE auditorium at Bemina here on Monday. The workshop is being organised by RIE, Ajmer in collaboration with JKBOSE.
According to a statement issued here, the experts of NCERT are the members of the workshop team headed by Chairman RIE Ajmer, Prof G Vishwanathapa. For the workshop, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has provided the services of 60 key resource persons constituting of lecturers, masters and teachers, who shall get training during the workshop from the outside experts on evaluation and paper setting, which would increase the realistic thinking and develop the mental ability of the students of the state appearing in secondary examination. Besides, it will increase their learning levels also.
Director Academics, JKBOSE Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer, in his welcome address highlighted the importance of educational evaluation in ensuring quality education. While underlining the significance of educational evaluation, he quoted the philosophical views of some great personalities.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman RIE Ajmer, Prof G Vishwanthapa, shared the recent initiatives being taken up by NCERT in the field of educational evaluation. While assuring his all possible support to the state, he stressed for collaborative efforts in bringing a tangible change in the field of education.
On the occasion, Director School Education Kashmir, G N Itoo elaborated the need for a revised scheme of evaluation which is student-friendly, comprehensive in nature, deeply linked with the classroom context. He felicitated NCERT for its continuous support to the state in professional development of its teaching source. He asked for constitution of subject-wise resource groups whose expertise can be used in upcoming teacher training programmes besides developing roadmap for quality enhancement.
Secretary, JKBOSE, Riyaz Ahmad briefed the participants with his views on the subject. While sharing his experiences, he emphasised the need of having a competency-based evaluation tool to ensure comprehensive evaluation of a student. “The purpose of evaluation must be to graduate a student to next level of learning, not just to next grade,” he said.