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Common Minimum Programme    

For the effective implementation of Common Minimum Programme for the qualitative improvement of  the primary school education, the Kendriya Vidyalayas of Bangalore Region are grouped in to eleven clusters. The Principals and the HMs of these cluster schools shall meet periodically to ensure the smooth implementation of all programmes, strategies and activities under the scheme of the CMP.

    

 

 

Regional Level HMs Conference was held at KV DRDO on 15th September 2012. The Conference was held as per the pre-circulated agenda given in Annexure – I.

 Sri.Isampal, Deputy Commissioner graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Assistant Commissioner’s Sri.V.M.Cherian and Dr.Smt.M.Rajeswari were also present on the occasion. HMs /Sr.most PRTs  from 44 KVs of the region attended the conference.

 Venue Principal Smt.Shilbala Singh welcomed the Chief Guest and other participants of the Conference. Deputy Commissioner Sri.Isampal inaugurated the conference by lighting the traditional lamp and delivered the keynote address. A cultural programme was presented by the students of KV DRDO. Programme of the inaugural function is given in Annexure – II.

 The PRE-LUNCH SESSION that followed was engaged by the Deputy Commissioner till 01.00pm. He gave detailed presentations on the following agenda points.

 Duties of HM

  1. HM as Leader of the Primary Section
  2. Common Minimum Programme (CMP)
  3. HM as coordinator of all primary activities including CCA and Sports and Games
  4. Right to Education (RTE)
  5. Introduction of the following four related books

a)      Winning by Jack Welch

b)      Man can grow

c)      India 2020- a vision for the new millennium

d)     Constructivism by NOVAK and Gowin

 1. DUTIES OF HM

 The following duties of HM as given in Article 27 of the Education Code for Kendriya Vidyalayas were elaborated by the Deputy Commissioner.

 a)      To function as a Supervisor or the Primary Department.

b)      To help and guide the Primary Teachers

c)      To organize workshops for the Primary Teachers for curriculum and syllabi in use, with a view to analyzing the objectives of teaching of various topics and adopting the instructional programmes suitable to them.

d)     To ensure that the teachers; diaries are maintained properly.

e)      To ensure that lesson plans/unit plans are prepared regularly.

          HMs should provide stability to the style of functioning of his/her team of teachers and motivate the teachers to work with proper planning and as member of a team.

 “HMs should be missionaries”, the DC said. They should be managers, should have vision of excellence, should set targets, should have a plan, should find the path and above all should give the means and methods to achieve his/her vision. 

 2. HM AS LEADER OF THE PRIMARY SECTION

 Referring to the book titled “WINNING” by Jack Welch, the DC enumerated the following qualities of a leader and exhorted the HMs to hone these qualities which are already present in them.

 Leader makes a difference in the field of his/her work.

  1. Leader creates appropriate work philosophy
  2. Leader generates conducive work environment
  3. Leader maintains effective inter personal relationship since he/she has to handle a variety of people and situations. At times they have to sit with them and explain patiently his or her stand.
  4.  Leaders are like athletes who run fast. But some co-workers may be faster and the leader should appreciate them. Some co-workers keep pace with the leader and the leader should move along with them. Seventy Percent of co-workers run behind the leader.  An efficient leader looks behind periodically and motivates the lagging – behind co-workers holding their hands and facilitating them to move forward.

 As a leader, HMs must take all categories of people along with them and create a good learning environment, maximize learning and create more leaders in his or her school.

 All leaders must have commitment and commitments mean.

                                                 WHAT I SAY I DO

                                                WHAT I PROMISE I FULFIL

  6. Leader should make optimum use of time. The time available for performance is the same for all; but the way it is utilized makes the difference between the leader and the led.

        

 7. A leader should ensure gradual empowerment of his followers. He referred to Napolean who won the war through proper execution of a plan despite having a very small army. 

 3. CMP

 He spoke at length on CMP. All the classrooms, not just the resource room, should be loaded with information. Each child needs a space of minimum 3 feet all around him; 1/4th area of each classroom must be left for activity where durries must be spread.  All schools must have a Children’s park and separate sports facilities for primary children. Play is the fundamental right of a child.  The child is a flower; he will bloom when you take him to a garden and there is no child who does not want to play. So provide the child with all facilities for the full flowering of its potential and personality which is the ultimate aim of CMP.

 Importance of taking attendance:-Taking attendance boosts the morale of the Child as it makes his presence felt when the name is called out.

 There cannot be a greater crime than the situation where the teacher who comes to school does not go to class. All HM should take at least 18 classes. HM’s classes should be model classes. Their classes should inspire other teachers.

 CMP underlines neatness, cleanliness and sanitation, he said. 

 He mentioned an article written by NOVAK and GOWIN (1984) on constructivism which means the teacher must merge the child’s experiences with the teaching in the classroom. Teacher must treat every child in his/her class as his/her own. This is the primary requirement which CMP demands from the teachers.  

 

4.  HM AS COORDINATOR OF ALL PRIMARY ACTIVITIES INCLUDING CCA AND SPORTS AND GAMES

 How to conduct sports in primary classes?  was presented through a power point presentation by the Deputy Commissioner. He highlighted the importance of physical education for the balanced development of the child’s personality. Play, learn and grow together were the highlights of the presentation. Class -wise physical education activities were also presented.

5.RIGHT TO EDUCATION (RTE)

 According to RTE 2009, it is incumbent upon the school to give admission, to maintain attendance and to pass every child. This is a great challenge. And the success of the HM depends upon how far he/she is capable of motivating the teachers to face this challenge.

CMP emphasizes, neatness, cleanliness and sanitation he said. 

  No child should fail. So empower him to pass. Learning is a habit, enable the child to learn in a positive environment.  No Child should feel harassed, rejected or neglected. Every child must feel that he is wanted. Give him the confidence that he can succeed. Feel empathetic towards the child; move into the heart of the child. Understand his experiences and relate the class room teaching to his experiences as well as with the happenings in the outside world.

 6.INTRODUCTION OF THE FOLLOWING RELATED BOOKS

 a) Refereeing to the book titled “Man can Grow,” he talked about the people in any organization coming under the following categories.

   STARS who are stable, extremely competent and skilled and work for the remaining 90% people also and strengthen the organization.

  WORKING HORSES, who are powerful, who can hurt you or you can ride them. With proper training and value addition they can be very powerful resources in the progress of the organization. They look to the leader for guidance.

 INTENT ORIENTED people who understand the intention of the leaders and work accordingly.

 LOGIC ORIENTED who works logically and who can understand others provided others explain their view point logically.

 EMOTION ORIENTED  making them perform is easy, but they need careful handling

 CONTENT ORIENTED – who refuses to work without a written order. If the head does not give the written order, these people do not work and hence the performance suffers.

 He referred to Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam’s book “India 2020-A VISION FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM”   and stated that even if one percent of our population (of a billion) turns into genius each year, it will become a million in an year and in ten years the number will become 10 million great minds there by enabling the country to become a great nation. 

 He also spoke about a Mirror, which shows realities and deceptions at the same time. Use the mirror to look at strengths and weakness; remove the weaknesses and enrich the strengths

 POST LUNCH SESSION

 he first half of post lunch session was engaged by Dr.M.Rajeswari

              Smt. M Rajeswari, Assistant Commissioner, gave   presentations on the following.

A)     Common Minimum Program (CMP) for Qualitative Improvement of the Primary Education.

She highlighted the following reasons that lead to poor performance of children in the primary sections;

a)Lack of attention from school administration

b)Inadequate expenditure being incurred on primary education

c)Lack of ‘Child Inspired Learning’

d)Lack of  proper follow up and meaningful feedback .

e)Lack of incentives and rewards for teachers.

SHE ELABORATED ON THE FOLLOWING KEY FEATURES OF CMP.

i.                    Compulsory health check up

ii.                  Conduct of competitions in the areas of fine arts such as painting, drama, dance, etc.

iii.                Mass participation in co-curricular activities

iv.                Celebration of grand parents’ day to develop sensitivity towards elders

v.             Community lunch to expose children to diverse food habits and  to develop the attitude of caring and sharing

vi.                Educational trips and tours to places of public utilities like post office, bank, museum, zoo, etc.

vii.         Film shows followed by film reviews written and presented by the children themselves expressing their opinions about the viewed film.

viii.            Library activities; including exhibition of newly purchased  books  to motivate reading habits and writing of  book reviews.

ix.          Publication of school and regional level newsletters to reflect creative ideas of children, the various activities they participate in and achievements .

 

 

 

 

 

HMs are required to maintain teachers’ profile and grade them on the basis of methodology used by them.

 

The second half of the post lunch session was taken by Sri.V.M.Cherian who dealt upon the following agenda points.

 

1.      Constructivism

2.      Minimum level of learning (MLL)

3.      Activity method of teaching/learning

 CONSTRUCTIVISM

 Shri. VM Cherian, Assistant Commissioner, elaborated on ‘Constructivism’ in the class room. He explained that all knowledge is built on the base of prior knowledge (schema) and is laid on   them brick by brick. The information received by children is stored by them like books on a shelf; the way they organize their mental ’shelves’ reflects the efficiency of the teaching method.

Constructivism demands well- planned class sessions to effectively exploit the prior knowledge of the children for best results. He illustrated with an example of teaching children to make a simple cup of tea on the first day (schema), followed by more elaborate tea recipes like ginger tea, masala tea, etc. (the days concept).

No child is ‘Tabula Rasa’ – a blank slate. They all come with their own wealth of experience. Building on this base step by step and class by class converts the biological beings to social beings. This is the basic purpose of education.

 

2. MINIMUM LEVEL OF LEARNING

 MLL expresses as Expected Learning Outcomes.

MLL comes to visibility as -


3. ACTIVITY METHOD OF TEACHING /LEARNING

 

 This was followed by an effective demo lesson by Mrs. Chemmalar Shanmugam, HM, KV No.2 Jalahalli on “an easy way for correct spelling”.

 

Shri. Isampal, Deputy Commissioner, addressed the concluding session of the conference. He advised the HMs on various legal and ethical issues such as sexual harassment, moral turpitude, etc.  under section 81B of the code of conduct for teachers.  Real- life illustration of situations by the DC helped the HMs to visualize situations where their actions could be misconstrued if they were not cautious and sensitive.

Certificates were distributed in the concluding session at the hands of the Deputy Commissioner.

 

‘The best technique of learning is through interaction’ The Deputy Commissioner reminded the HMs/ Sr.PRTs as the party message. He advised them to regularly interact with each other to keep themselves abreast of the latest practices in the field.

 

 

LIST OF CLUSTER-WISE DISTRIBUTION OF KVs FOR THE PURPOSE OF ORGANIZING ACTIVITIES UNDER THE CMP FOR THE ACADEMIC SESSION 2010-11 .

Sl.No.

Cluster Name

Cluster In-charge

Other Vidyalayas of the Cluster

Total KVs

 
 
1

 

Bangalore-1

 

Principal

KV MEG & Centre

ASC

NAL

DRDO

(4)

2

Bangalore-2

 

Principal

KV AFS Yelahanka

Tumkur,

BEML Nagar

MG Rly.

RWF Yelahanka

CRPF Yelahanka

(6)

3

Bangalore-3

 

Principal

KV Malleswaram

I.I.Sc  

Hebbal

No.1 Jalahlli

No.2 Jalahalli

(5)

4

Belgaum

 

Principal

KV No.2 Belgaum

Sambra

No.3 Belgaum

Bagalkot

(4)

5

Hubli

 

Principal

KV No.2 Hubli

Dharwad

No.1 Hubli

Bijapur

(4)

6

Gulbarga

 

Principal

KV Gulbarga

Raichur

Bidar

(3)

7

Mysore

 

Principal

KV Mysore

Hassan

Kodagu

(3)

8

Kudremukh

 

Principal

KV Kudremukh

No.1 Mangalore

No.2 Mangalore

No.1 Kasargod

No.2 Kasargod

(5)

9

Bellary

 

Principal

KV Bellary

Hospet

Donimalai

 

(3)

10

Goa

 

Principal

KV No.1 Vasco

No.2 Vasco

INS Mandovi

Ponda

Bambolim Camp

Karwar

(6)

11

Kannur

 

Principal

KV Kannur

Keltron Nager

Payyanur

Kalpetta

(4)