CBSE introduces an education kit on moral values
CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has launched an education kit on moral values. The kit briefs about guidelines on moral education for teachers.
The kit comprises of a CD with 8 songs and Values Education Teachers Handbook. It also contains activity cards for students from nursery to class XII. The handbook also lists 47 classroom worthy movies that showcase social and moral values. Some of the Bollywood hits included in the list are Raj Kapoor's Boot Polish, Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dor, Sanjay Dutt starrer Lage Raho Munna Bhai, No One Killed Jessica, Aamir Khan’s Lagaan, Amitabh Bachchan starrer Baghban and Irfan Khan starrer Paan Singh Tomar. CBSE strongly feels that Indian cinema can play a key role in imparting social and moral values among the students. CBSE is implementing changes in its curriculum to address the challenges evolving due to lack of ethical education among students.
Some of the children's films include Bumm Bumm Bole, The Blue Umbrella based on a Ruskin Bond novel,Parichay, Taare Zameen Par and Chillar Party. A series of patriotic films included are LOC: Kargil, Haqeeqat, Kranti, Shaheed, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero, The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Sardar and Upkar. The handbook also covers some of the Indian classics - Do Bigha Zamin, Purab Aur Pachhim, Mother India, Manthan, Naya Daur, Jagriti and Do Ankhen Barah Haath.
The only Hollywood films featured in the list are-Sidney Poitier’s To Sir, with Love and the Tom Hanks starrer Cast Away.
The curriculum for Value Education has been designed in a way that it involves interactive learning and addresses current challenges with opportunities for critical thinking.
Source: Deccan Herald
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