Facilitated by Pratham Education Foundation, as part of its 25th year celebration, sessions on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) are held on the third Thursday of each month.
Session 1: December 17, 2020 – introductory session
Session 2: January 21, 2021 anchored by Venita Kaul (Professor Emerita, Ambedkar University Delhi)
Session 3: February 18, 2021 anchored by Sunisha Ahuja (Education Specialist, UNICEF)
Session 4: March 18, 2021 anchored by Rukmini Banerji (CEO, Pratham)
Session 5: April 15, 2021 anchored by Sunisha Ahuja (Education Specialist, UNICEF)
In recognition of the importance and urgency of building children’s foundational skills, the National Education Policy 2020 underlines the need to ensure that all children in the country acquire foundational literacy and numeracy by 2025. With this objective in mind, a National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy is due to be launched before the end of this year.
Over the years, a great deal of knowledge has been accumulated about how best to ensure that children’s foundations are built in a timely manner. One key learning is that this process must start in the pre-primary years with some generic cognitive and language skills, well before children enter Std I, and build upward from there.
As new curriculum frameworks, learning objectives, programs, and institutional structures are put in place to ensure that as a country we are able to achieve these ambitious targets, it is vital to share, learn from, and build on what we already know, whether from research or practice. This is the objective of this monthly FLN Seminar Series.
Facilitated by Pratham Education Foundation, the webinar series will be organized by individuals and institutions with a long history of work in FLN.