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CBSE Class 11 Biology * Open Text (OTBA) * Tackling Stress

The CBSE board has introduced the CBSE Open Text for class 9 and 11 to make learning more thoughtful, joyful and integrated. The CBSE Open Texts encourage discussion, further research and consists of case studies, real life-like examples, interdisciplinary and integrated studies and so on. For class 11, the CBSE Open Text has been introduced for the subjects, Geography, Economics and Biology. In Class 11 Biology, earlier, the human body was studied in a rather monotonous manner with a rather superficial approach. The human body needs to be studied in a sensitive and humanistic manner if students are truly aspiring to enter the medical and healthcare professions with noble intentions. Unfortunately, the medical sector is becoming more and more privatized and commercialized in many parts of India which is a worrying trend. However, the CBSE Open Text for Class 11 … Continue reading

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CBSE Class 9 Social Science * Open Text (OTBA) * Dairy Cooperatives

The CBSE board is leading the way in educational reforms in India. CBSE Social Science textbooks under the guidance of NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) have been prepared by some passionate academicians. They sometimes discuss social and humanitarian topics in a sensitive manner. Earlier, social science textbooks were very monotonous and did not really discuss social, political, historical, economic or civic topics in a sensitive manner. This put off most students from studying the subject and also left them ignorant of many important topics. The CBSE textbooks like the CBSE NCERT textbook Social and Political Life class 8 discuss topics like the Bhopal Gas Tragedy and Understanding Marginalization with sensitivity. This helps students discuss such topics with humanitarianism and to stand up for justice and human rights in a wise manner. Also, the NCERT textbooks contain thoughtful … Continue reading

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CBSE Open Text * Class 9 Maths – Electricity and Energy * Linear Equations

    The CBSE Open Text for class 9 is a wonderful way to make learning more integrated, thoughtful and empowering for students. Earlier and also now, topics like Electricity and Energy have been taught under the subject Science. All math topics like linear equations under algebra have been taught under the subject Maths. Also, earlier, there was very little discussion and inquiry-based learning. With educational reforms, learning is becoming more wholesome, joyful, problem solving-oriented and application-based for students. For some students, in the past, maths was rather intimidating, and for others, it was sometimes like a drill to quickly calculate sums and was sometimes tedious. CBSE Open Texts help students discuss and study various topics in a more wholesome, practical and real life-oriented and integrated manner. On this note, let us discuss Electricity, Energy and Linear equations under CBSE … Continue reading

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CBSE Open Text Assessment * Class 9 Exams * Maths -Linear Equations * Exercise

In Standard-Class 9 Maths, the topic linear equations is studied under algebra. In the CBSE Open Text, linear equations is studied under the topic Childhood Obesity in India. Due to crass commerce and exploitation, more and more children in rich and middle economic groups suffer from obesity. They do not do enough exercise and watch many corrupt, fake and superficial films on the TV and other digital devices. Sometimes, they are bullied and teased in school. Earlier, such children felt psychologically wounded. In the CBSE Open Text, obesity and the need to exercise is studied and discussed with real life-like examples, conditions and experiences. Also, students learn how they can apply math topics to help solve real life problems and also lead a more wholesome and liberating life. Exercise helps students stay healthy and also free themselves from certain disease-causing … Continue reading

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CBSE Open Text Based Assessment * Exams * Class 9 Maths * Obesity

Childhood is supposed to be a wonderful time filled with sweet and enchanting memories. Unfortunately, in the this world of crass commerce and exploitation of humanity, plants, water and air, childhood has become less and less enchanting. Children in India are pressurized to study by bullying mafia gangs and fake filthy rich avatars. Sadly, schooling in most parts of India is becoming more and more privatized and reeks of crass commericalization. However, the NCERT and the CBSE board is attempting to make learning more joyful, wholesome and enjoyable for students with practical and real-life discussions on pertinent topics. Childhood obesity is now slowly creeping up and is worrying and disturbing many parents in rich and middle economic groups. The TV and internet churn and fool many human beings in India with fake and superficial values which objectify human beings. Children … Continue reading

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CBSE Open Text Based Assessment * March Exams * Questions – Class 9

The CBSE Open Text Based Assessment (OBTA) for class 9 and 11 is a wonderful step to bring about educational reforms in India. Open Text Based Assessments are a wise way to make learning more joyful, thoughtful and wholesome. India is a country which has sadly been exploited by imperliastic and neo-imperialistic forces. Water, human beings, land, plants and animals have been deeply disturbed and ravaged. Human beings have survived and resiliently moved on due to their resilience and adaptability in spite of wicked conditioning forces. Temperatures have scaringly gone below -10 degrees Celsius to temperatures scaringly reaching 40 degrees Celsius and above. After the exams in March, students will be enjoying summer holidays. Sadly, the temperatures may become unbearable and uncomfortable in many parts of India which are still exploited. How do water bodies, human beings and once pristine … Continue reading

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