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The minister also proposed to include AI, design thinking, holistic health, organic living, environmental education and global citizenship education.
The Government of India, in line with the National Education Policy (NEP 2020), has recommended that teachers be trained in AI, design thinking and other subjects through AI-enabled DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing – DIKSHA), according to a written reply to the Lok Sabha by the state Education Minister Annpurna Devi.
The minister also proposed the inclusion of artificial intelligence, design thinking, holistic health, organic living, environmental education and global citizenship education in the relevant phases of the school curriculum.
The reply also stated that the steps taken to improve the quality of teacher education include the use of the National Initiative For School Head and Teacher’s Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) training program, which will be administered through the DIKSHA portal. This portal integrates AI solutions to facilitate learning and monitoring.
Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced Artificial Intelligence as a subject in classes IX (2019-2020) and XI (2020-2021) in its affiliated schools.
The introduction of four-year Integrated Teacher Education (ITEP) and NISHTHA Integrated Education Program version 1.0, 2 and 3.0 have been introduced for various levels of school education for teachers, principals and principals, the reply added.