21st Century Skills in India- State of the Sector Report 2022 launched in New Delhi

The report helps build a collective understanding of the India-centred assessments and interventions of 21st-century skills. By thorough research and comprehensive stocktaking of various large-scale interventions, studies and assessments (of learning levels) across age groups and states in India, the report offers a macro-view of this skills sector.

21st Century Skills in India- State of the Sector Report 2022 launched in New Delhi

New Delhi: GRAAM was commissioned by UNICEF to devise a comprehensive report on 21st Century Skills titled, '21st Century Skills in India State of the Sector Report 2022'. In October, the report was launched by Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, MSDE- GoI at the 'National Conference - Democratizing Digital: Breaking Barriers for 21st Century Education.’

Mr Tiwari, congratulated GRAAM, YuWaah (Generation Unlimited India) at UNICEF  and UNICEF India for bringing out an informative report that provides conceptual clarity on 21st-century skills. 

The 21st Century Skills in India, State of the Sector Report 2022 helps build a collective understanding of the India-centred assessments and interventions of 21st-century skills. By thorough research and comprehensive stocktaking of various large-scale interventions, studies, and assessments (of learning levels) across age groups and states in India, the report offers a macro-view of this skills sector. 

The report dwells into a landscape analysis of six large-scale interventions that have more than one lakh beneficiaries. These are the Happiness Curriculum of Dream a Dream, Adolescent Education Programme of Magic Bus, School Cinema of LXL Ideas, MyQuest of Quest Alliance, Adolescent Empowerment Programme of Breakthrough and Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum of Udhyam Learning Foundation. The report also comprises 33 visionary interviews of practitioners, academics, corporate, players and policy actors.

GRAAM's Executive Director and Principal Investigator of the report, Dr. Basavaraju R Shreshta on 21st-century skills says, "21st-century skills are imperative for the development of human capital of the country and thereby its development. The biggest limitation we are seeing among the students graduating from schools and universities is the ability to critically analyze the concepts taught, comprehend, and communicate. We need not impart 21st-century skills as a standalone subject. It should be integrated with the curricular activities, very systematically. It is now important to develop an operational framework and process to integrate 21st-century skills in the schooling system of our country."  

This comprehensive State of the Sector Report on 21st Century Skills in India will be a useful guide and reference for youth leaders and policymakers and influencers at all levels in understanding the landscape, challenges, enablers, opportunities, and best practices related to this domain. 

To read further click: https://graam.org.in/uploads/annualreport/annualreport_pdf_1670461166.pdf


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