IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY (NEP) 2020 OF INDIA: A PERSPECTIVE ON PEDAGOGY FROM BHAGWAD GITA

Gita Manishi Swami Gyananand Maharaj, Markanday Ahuja, Amarjeet Kaur Malhotra

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Purpose: The axle of this study is to trace out the educational implications from Bhagwad Gita with specific reference to ‘Pedagogy’ aspect in the successful implementation of National Education Policy-2020 of India. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses qualitative approach and deploys a mix of desktop and Hermeneutics analysis to trace out the educational implications with specific reference to ‘Pedagogy’ aspect while seeking perspective from Bhagwad Gita. The national education policy had been studied in detail and tens of research papers on pedagogy aspect along with a deeper study of Bhagwad Gita were studied to seek a perspective on pedagogy aspect of NEP-2020. Findings: The study concludes that the philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita has great potential to address the some of the crucial aspects of NEP-2020 especially the Pedagogy, which in itself is the most crucial deciding factor in the successful implementation of the NEP-2020. Thus, the success in implementation of NEP-2020 will depend on many factors including the pedagogy used by teachers who have to actually implement the policy at the ground level. The study concludes that the NEP 2020 can be successfully implemented by drawing learning with respect to pedagogy from our ancient treatise Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, which still stands ahead of times. This implies that in order to achieve the objectives of the new education system as laid down by NEP-2020, it is imperative to pay special attention to the pedagogical aspect of teaching, which in turn can be adopted from Bhagwad Gita. Originality/value: This is the first study of its kind where a mix of desktop and Hermeneutics analysis has been used while drawing inferences and relevance from Bhagwad Gita on Pedagogy aspect of NEP-2020, which could become the basis for successful implementation of the same and also for future studies in this direction.

 

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Bhagwad Gita, National Education Policy 2020, teaching pedagogy, hermeneutics analysis, desktop analysis

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