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Vikash Sharma

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has developed a skill module on ‘Design Thinking & Innovation’ for middle school students (Classes 6 -8).

The skill module has been developed by CBSE in collaboration with the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and Faculty of IIT Bombay. Through the module, the CBSE aims to equip students with the tools and exposure so that they are able to address problems using the design thinking process.

“This module on ‘Design Thinking & Innovations’ is designed in such a way that students learn to acquire both knowledge of design and practice of skills required to develop an attitude towards design,” CBSE circular read.

Apart from this, it also focuses more on hands-on knowledge learned by doing and acting upon challenges discovered within the community and surroundings.

In the circular, the CBSE clarified that a school need not apply separately for introducing any skill module in middle school (Classes 6/7/8).

The school should fill in the details (with these skill modules) in the OASIS form. However, the schools who shall be introducing the Skill Module on ‘Design Thinking & Innovation’ from the session 2022-2023 should provide the information to CBSE about the school and the teachers teaching these modules.

The Study Material, Teacher Resource Material, FAQs for the module are available on the CBSE Academic website and can also be accessed directly using the link: https://cbseacademic.nic.in/skill-educationbooks.html

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