CBSE introduces value based questions in Class XI and XII
CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has introduced value based questions for Class XI and XII students from the academic year 2012-13. With this the students of Class Xi and XII of all CBSE affiliated schools will be required to take vale-based question paper in their final exam from this academic year.
Besides its focus on co-scholastic areas of life skills, sports, attitudes, games and values the CBSE board is now aiming at strengthening the education system in value-based education. The value-based question papers will be introduced for all major subjects in Classes XI and XII from this academic year.
Sources from the CBSE revealed that the board has introduced handbooks on value education for teachers. The CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) manual introduced by the board in 2009 and revised in 2011 also follows the principles of social justice and equality, appreciation of cultural values, inclusion, self-respect of individuals, protection of tradition and national monuments, environmental conservation and many more.
Further the board is planning to follow interdiscipli- CBSE which aims to concentrate on value education by creating awareness on issues such as equality, individual self-respect and social inclusiveness. The board has decided to assign 5% weightage in core subjects (Hindi , English, biology, mathematics, chemistry, history, accountancy , geography , entrepreneurship, economics and business studies) in Class Xi and XII through questions based on value systems.
Source: Times of India
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