Are you a CBSE-affiliated teacher and interested in innovation? Well, good news for you! CBSE along with AICTE launched an Innovation Ambassador Program for teachers in design thinking and innovation. In this blog, we will be giving you the notification as uploaded by CBSE and AICTE regarding the Innovation Ambassador Program for teachers.
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Design Thinking and AI
Design thinking is a term used to represent a set of cognitive, strategic, and practical processes by which design concepts (proposals for products, buildings, machines, communications, etc.) are developed. Many essential concepts and elements of design thinking were found via investigations of design cognition and design activities in the laboratory and natural environments across many design areas.
In simple terms, we can say that design thinking is the process of solving problems by prioritizing the customer’s needs. It is based upon observations, market studies, and how customers respond to activities.
What is CBSE?
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national-level board of education in India for public and private schools. CBSE is controlled and managed by the Union Government of India. Presently, there are approximately 21,271 schools in our country and 220 schools in 28 foreign countries under the Central Board of Secondary Education. All schools that are affiliated with CBSE follows strictly the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) curriculum.
What is AICTE?
Under the Department of Higher Education (DHE), the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a statutory body, a national-level council for technical education. AICTE was established in the year 1945, as an advisory body. Finally, in the year 1987, AICTE was given statutory recognition by an act of Parliament. The responsibilities of AICTE include proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in our country.
Innovation Ambassador Program
As per the recent CBSE notifications, Teachers who are from CBSE-affiliated schools will be trained in design thinking and innovation, idea generation and ideal hand-holding, intellectual property rights (IPRs), product/prototype development, finance, sales, and HR.
This program will further strengthen the teacher’s way of mentoring and its capacity and will improve students Educational life.
About the Innovation Ambassador Program
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) along with the All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to launch the Innovation Ambassador Program.
Under this program, the teachers from CBSE affiliated schools will be taught from five modules namely
- Design Thinking and Innovation,
- Idea Generation and Ideal Hand-Holding,
- Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs),
- Product/Prototype Development,
- Finance, Sales, and Human Resources.
Innovation Ambassador Program: Opinions of the Officials
According to the Chief Innovation Officer of AICTE, Abhay Jere, the Innovation Ambassador Program can help strengthen the mentoring capacity for nurturing the ideas of students. He said, “it will systematically foster the culture of innovation in school education across the country.”
Further, Manoj Ahuja, the Chairman of CBSE, informs about the collaborative approach and partnership with AICTE for training programs under the ATAL academy and teachers training in new areas AI, blockchain, coding, and cybersecurity.
Manoj Ahuja sir says, “students need enabling environment in schools to undertake innovative tasks and to ideate. There is a need to mentor students to align education with the goals of NEP 2020.”
The Director of Training and Skills, Biswajit Saha welcomes the joint efforts of the two premier institutions that is CBSE and AICTE. Moreover, he stresses creating innovation clubs in schools for creating future leaders. More than 40,000 teachers participated in the online awareness program held on the advocacy of the innovation ambassador program.
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All teachers should go grab this opportunity! Hope we were able to give all information regarding the Innovation Ambassador Program as notified by the Central Board of Secondary Education and the All India Council of Technical Education. If you’re still having any doubts, do leave us a comment below. We will be happy to answer you. Keep following Leverage Edu for more educational updates.