He was in the city to interact with the principals and parents of the Ernakulam Sahodaya at the Fine Arts Hall on Sunday.
“The school projects will be more syllabus-oriented and done in classroom. So, parents will be freed of project work, and there will be no need to purchase study materials,” he said.
Teachers should integrate the project with the curriculum in such a way that many subjects are involved. This will help reduce the number of projects and save time, and above all, help the students link various subjects, he said.
Students will be guided through skill training for which teachers will be coached and parent advocacy chosen to act as bridges between the board and the school.
“Parents who are willing to interact with schools can register themselves with the board. Parents can also turn resource persons to give feedback to teachers,” he said.
To give an international character to CBSE schools, CBSE(i) will soon be introduced. “We have plans to start CBSE International at 50 schools in July, for which, we have got 300-odd applications,” he said.
On the response of the interactive session, he expressed satisfaction that some suggestions were made especially on teachers covering social studies.
He dismissed the parents’ apprehension that CCE may affect cumulative study at the Plus-I and Plus-II levels.
The CBSE is focusing on perception-driven education and trying to bring in more transparency, Vineet said.
Sadhana Parashar, head, Innovation and Research, also interacted with parents.