New CBSE Students’ Handbook for the skill module on ‘Handicrafts’ for skill promotion in the school sector.
CBSE in collaboration with Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council (HCSSC) launched a Student Handbook for the Skill Module on ‘Handicrafts’ for Classes VI-VIII in the capital recently. The publication was launched by Sh. Manoj Ahuja, IAS, Chairman, CBSE in the presence of Chairman, HCSSC; Director (Skill Education & Training), CBSE and CEO, HCSSC. CBSE offers ‘Handicrafts’ as a Skill Module of 12-hours duration in classes VI-VIII. This skill module on ‘Handicrafts’ is focused on practical activities and will give a hands-on learning experience to the students. This Handbook will cover two modules, Paper Mache and Fashion Jewelry.
“I appreciate the efforts of the academic wing of HCSSC for developing this handbook for the students and do hope that this module shall help in creating awareness about the rich cultural heritage and traditions of India as has also been envisioned in the NEP-2020. I also hope that such courses will help to build an entrepreneurial mindset amongst students at a young age.” said Shri Manoj Ahuja, IAS, Chairman, CBSE while speaking on the occasion.
Sh. O. P. Prahladka, Chairman, HCSSC expressed hope that” this module on ‘Handicrafts’ shall help to build aesthetic sensibility, creativity, planning skills, problem-solving skills and innovativeness amongst students.” Sh. Krishna Kumar, CEO, HCSSC said only recycled materials have been used in the practical activities given in the handbook which will help to develop good environmental habits amongst students at a young age. All the tools and equipment required for teaching this Skill Module can be easily procured by the school and are totally safe for the students.”
Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director (Skill Education & Training), CBSE, informed that more than 700 schools have already opted to start this module and CBSE shall be conducting training programs for the teachers teaching this skill module to the students. The Student’s Handbook/Workbook on ‘Handicrafts’ shall be available on the academic website of CBSE (http://cbseacademic.nic.in).
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