Marking a major change in the Indian School Education, CBSE has recently issued detailed guidelines for schools. Under these guidelines, schools have been instructed to art-integrated learning and make sure that the students also learn about the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the country. As per the guidelines issued by CBSE, art-integrated projects will be implemented for students from class 1st to 10th. While the projects will be compulsory for the students of class 9th and 10th, they will be optional for students of class 1st to 8th.
All the projects must be taken up in an eco-friendly manner and must make use of the locally available resources. Moreover, these projects must not become a financial burden on the parents. The topics for the art integrated projects should be new topics that have not been covered in the classroom. It is the responsibility of the subject teacher and art teacher to provide proper guidance to the students regarding the project.
Detailed Guidelines For The Implementation Of Art Education And Art Integrated Learning
The guidelines issued by the CBSE specify that students of classes 1st to 8th should be encouraged to take at least one art-integrated project in any given academic year. The guidelines further state that the artwork could cover more than one subject, and it may also be considered as a part of the internal assessment for the said subject.
While for the students of classes 9th and 10th, the project is a mandatory part of the curriculum for all subjects and will also be a part of the internal assessment for the said subject. Moreover, in at least one of the projects, students of classes 1st to 10th must integrate the artwork of any of the paired states under the “Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat” program of the government. The details regarding the paired states are available on the official website of CBSE @ www.cbse.nic.in. As per CBSE, “The marks awarded for these projects, as part of subject-enrichment activities of class X, will be collected by the Board at the time of uploading marks of internal assessment.”
Art Integrated Learning And Art Education
The purpose of art-integrated learning is to use it as a tool for help in teaching other subjects and improve the learning experience for the students. Teachers can use simple and basic art forms for teaching different topics. Moreover, a list of art activities has been released by CBSE specifying which activities can be integrated with different subjects.
As per CBSE, “The teachers and learners should not limit themselves in the rigid boundaries.” Additionally, CBSE has also created an online portal wherein the schools are required to report regarding art education and art integrated learning.