1 Institute of Management Technology (INDIA)
2 Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. (INDIA)
3 G.D. Goenka Public School (INDIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 1298-1308
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
It's exciting to experience that we live in times that are so avant-garde that they demand new and different abilities. Critical thinking and problem solving are such skills that have contributed to every aspect of human progress, right from the development of early wheel, to agricultural progression, to land, sea and space exploration.

School Education in India has evolved from conventional teaching to innovations in teaching-learning methodologies by devising students centered paradigms. CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) system, which was implemented in CBSE schools in the later half of 2009 for students of IX class at that time, has been instrumental in this. CCE indicates towards a more equitable and effective public education system, thus making skills that have been the province of the few becoming universal. This instigates the schools to deliberate about teaching thinking and problem solving skills to all students.

The objective behind CCE is continuous holistic development of students with focus on skill learning by adding job-oriented and job-linked inputs. CCE treats assessment as a form of communication and as an integral part of learning and teaching. According to this, the overall goal of assessment should be to improve student learning and be able to provide a detailed interpretation of learner’s profile dynamics. It values both process and the product.

CCE has led to a paradigm shift in teaching pedagogy to transform our young leaders into critical thinkers. The implementation of a new practice in its real essence is a big challenge in a country like India which has more than 11,500 CBSE schools spread across all Indian states and 25 countries. This research paper is an attempt to analyze the impact of CCE on teaching pedagogy and creative learning; and also identify the challenges faced in its implementation. As a part of methodology, the empirical research was conducted with CBSE school academicians through questionnaire and personal interviews. The learning inferred from the study would further encourage other school boards to follow CCE pattern and overcome the challenges hampering its effectiveness.
CCE, education, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, thinking skills, Innovations.