“Science is not a subject to be taught just through books”, teacher Narendra Sharma said. “If we provide opportunities to children to learn while doing, they are able to learn easily and do not have to take the path of rote-learning."
National Knowledge Commission
The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) was constituted on 13th June 2005. As a high-level advisory body to the Prime Minister of India, the National Knowledge Commission has been given a mandate to guide policy and direct reforms, focusing on certain key areas such as education, science and technology, agriculture, industry, e-governance etc. Easy access to knowledge, creation and preservation of knowledge systems, dissemination of knowledge and better knowledge services are core concerns of the commission.
The National Knowledge Commission identified a few areas of development like Energy, Environment, Education, Biodiversity and Water with a view to collecting and disseminating knowledge in the development sector etc. They invited key organizations working in the sector of respective fields of development to create & manage the online platform. The NKC invited Azim Premji Foundation to develop a portal for teachers in the field of education. The National Knowledge Commission had organized workshops/meetings to set up a Teacher Portal which aims to become a forum for regular interaction, sharing of best practices and creating a body of knowledge that can motivate teachers to access, apply and add value to existing knowledge through their experience. The National Knowledge Commission & Azim Premji Founation jointly conceptualized the vision of the Teacher Portal. The Portal is being managed by Azim Premji Foundation now.