Educational Reform: A Technology Education Pathway for Grades 10 and 11 Students

4 weeks ago - November 05, 2023
Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun

Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun

The Technology Education Pathway will feature in the curriculum for students in Grades 10 and 11. This is part of ongoing reforms aimed at diversifying the educational offering at secondary level.

The project, which constitutes a new and modern approach to learning, will be implemented on a pilot basis in around ten educational establishments from January 2024. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, higher education, science and technology, Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, made this announcement on November 3, during a press conference in Ebène.

The Minister of Education emphasized that learners must be equipped with appropriate knowledge and skills, including soft skills and entrepreneurial faculties, which will best serve their ability to respond to technological innovations. The main objective, she says, is to provide students at the end of the basic education cycle with an attractive and viable alternative to existing curricula at these levels.

Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun emphasized that technology education is meant to be student-centered, providing a hands-on approach accompanied by innovative pedagogy that promotes personalized learning experiences. The other objectives of this project, which is being implemented in collaboration with the British Council and consultants from the United Kingdom, are as follows: to diversify the educational offerings in Grades 10 and 11 through a credible, coherent and high quality, promote learners' achievements towards acquiring skills for the future and provide a solid foundation for the development of higher level skills through a combination of academic and technological objectives.

Text by ION NEWS

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