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UP's Deoria to host teachers' seminar on episodic learning
A one-day seminar for school teachers of Deoria in Uttar Pradesh is going to be organised by the Frank Educational Aids to emphasize the use of textbooks as learning aids to maximize cognitive development of students.

The objective of the seminar is to link textbooks to the interventions of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and basing transaction of the textbooks on the cognitive psychology and active learning methodology advocated by the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) of the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

According to the organizers of the seminar to be held on May 25, educational reforms have implication of the use of the textbooks, teaching aids and classroom processes. Episodic learning has the potential of incorporating the elements of continuous evaluation and cognitive development through Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) by optimizing the use of textbooks and print-rich material as learning aids.

Episodic learning requires identification of a learning episode from the 1 to 2 pages of the textbook and writing it as a competency statement and teaching it through the stages of whole class teaching, group work and individual practice along with formative evaluation, said the resource person of the seminar.

The seminar will conducted in four sessions such as understanding the structure of the textbook and identification of learning episodes; handling the text through self-study skills; creating a print-rich classroom; performing hands-on activities and preparing activity sheets. The use of the supplementary material like teacher guide and e-book will also be taken up during the seminar.

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