CBSE Launches Comic Books for Various Classes
CBSE has launched comic books aligned to chapters of NCERT textbooks. Minister of Education Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal NIshank launched 100+ comic books created by teachers of CBSE affiliated schools and curated by NCERT on 24th March 2021.
This innovative initiative will help in increasing the cultural and social sensitivity in our children while imparting knowledge. The National Education Policy 2020 envisions a shift from textbook learning to understanding concepts and making connections with real world/day-to-day activities. It also gives further impetus to all creative and out of the box thinking than rote learning. Hence, in this context, comic books aligned to chapters of NCERT textbooks across grades 3-12 have been developed as innovative pedagogical resources. The comic books have been developed for 16 subjects by teachers of various CBSE affiliated schools across the country. The comics are aligned with topics of NCERT textbooks and have specific story line and characters which students and teachers can relate to. Some of the key features of these comics are:
● Divided into smaller topics supported by worksheets and it dovetails with the learning objectives and outcomes.
● Application based examples to understand concepts and decrease the learning gaps.
● While deconstructing the academic content; care has been taken to address issues of gender sensitivity, women empowerment, value education among other life skills.
These comics can be accessed online on DIKSHA web portal (diksha.gov.in) or via the DIKSHA app on any android smartphone.
On DIKSHA App, after downloading and creating a user profile, a learner can - select CBSE/NCERT board from dropdown and then select relevant grade and access subject wise comic books.
The comics can also be accessed through DIKSHA’s Chatbot on WhatsApp. The WhatsApp Chatbot presents a unique opportunity to expand the scope of digital learning. It presents a menu of options pertaining to digital learning and training on DIKSHA from which the user needs to select Comic Books and the relevant grade to start learning.
WhatsApp India team has helped in enabling the chatbot. Making comic books accessible through technology enabled solutions like WhatsApp, digital learning initiatives are helping the cause of reaching education to the remotest of geographies.