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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 12, Pages: 984-989

Original Article

A journey towards the commitments of national education policy 2020 through concept mapping

Received Date:02 January 2021, Accepted Date:28 February 2021, Published Date:12 April 2021


Objectives: To explore pedagogical goals and concerns in National Education Policy (NEP 2020), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The current review tries to find some ways and methods to make learning process enjoyable and meaningful as desired by NEP 2020. The roles of concept mapping in achieving the pedagogical goals of NEP 2020, also objectify this paper. Method/Analysis: In pursuing of the objectives, NEP 2020 and a set of articles related to the topic were explored. This study provides critical analysis and review on the role of concept mapping in achieving the pedagogical goals of NEP 2020. The paper deals with the common concerns of NEP2020 and Concept Mapping. Findings: The outcome of the review is that Concept mapping can offer an effective tool in education for both, teaching and learning process by supporting an active and meaningful learning. Concept maps provide a unique graphical view of how students organize, connect, and synthesize information. Concept maps give students an opportunity to think about the connections between the concepts being learnt and reflect on their understanding of the concept which develops critical thinking of the learners. Further, it provides platform for collaboration, discussion; arriving at shared understandings among members of groups. Concept map can be used to replace rote learning with meaningful and enjoyable learning. Novelty: NEP 2020 has been explored and taken into consideration keenly to find its pedagogical goals. The role of concept mapping in achieving pedagogical goals of NEP 2020 has been highlighted in the present paper. Thus, the paper explores how concept mapping can be an effective tool in contributing to a great extent to meet the pedagogical goals of NEP 2020.

Keywords: National Education Policy 2020; Pedagogy; Critical Thinking; Concept Mapping


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© 2021 Pandey & Tyagi.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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