March 04, 2012

IT curriculum of Kerala - has to improve

The following are the images from the notebook of a 8th Std student studying in Kerala syllabus school. . This curriculum creates aversion towards computers and is boring and adding unnecessary intellectual load and emotional stress in children. In this the children has to cram up operating menus in steps like 'click' and then reproduce in the exams... 

(Respected IT Executive Director accepted that the issues raised here as genuine and has stated that by next academic year no student has to write a written exam on IT and the assessment will be based on practical tests only. He has also said that no student has to learn ICT as 'what is computer' etc way and will definitely look into it. That is a great help to lakhs of school children as the new system might reduce their learning burden)