Teachers get trained by British Council - The New Indian Express

Teachers get trained by British Council

Published: 28th November 2012 10:56 AM

Last Updated: 28th November 2012 10:56 AM

The British Council began training 30 teachers from government schools in Puducherry as part of its ‘Connecting Classrooms’ leadership programme.

In India, the British Council started the initiative in Gujarat and Puducherry. Director of Education E Valavan said teachers from schools in Puducherry and Karaikal were selected by his department under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan project.

The objective of the programme was to train teachers to make students global citizens, Ruchira Ghosh, head, business development-schools, told Express.

 The programme as a whole is designed to simulate thought, discussion and action around  effective leadership and on the introduction of an international dimension to the curriculum and development of global citizens. The training involves building teams, creating and communicating a vision, managing change, building a great culture and leading to effective teaching and learning.

“The teachers are trained on how to set a vision and mission,” said Pamela Wright, executive head-teacher and national leader of education, Wade Deacon High School, Cheshire, UK, one of the resource persons, who was imparting the training.

After training the first batch, five teachers would be selected for undergoing the master-teacher training at Ahmedabad, said Ghosh. These master-teachers, in turn, would train other teachers in Puducherry.

This is being taken up on an experimental basis and would be scaled up after seeing its impact, said Parthasarathy, project director, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

The teachers also expressed satisfaction on the new scope in teaching they had acquired through the training.

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