By K P Mohanan, Tara Mohanan, and Vigneshwar Ramakrishnan
The National Education Policy 2020 recommends that University curricula include a strand
of education that aims at Higher-Order Cognitive Capacities (HOCC). Following up on this
recommendation, the NAAC white paper, Re-Imagining Assessment and Accreditation in
Higher Education in India (2022) proposes that regardless of the area of specialisation, the
assessment and accreditation of all undergraduate programs include considerations of
successful student learning in terms of HOCC.
This note is an attempt to communicate to Faculty members of Universities what a course
on HOCC might look like and what it would aim at.
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