VELLORE: The State Council of Educational Research and Training is organising a two-day State level conference in Chennai on ‘Effective Classroom Processes and Practices to Enable Children as 21st Century Citizens’ on December 18 and 19. According to A Basheer Ahmed, Principal of the District Institute of Education and Training, the aim of the meet is to provide teacher educators and others with a common platform to share their successful professional practices, to discuss issues such as retention and proficiency of learners especially at the primary and upper primary level, to sensitise the teaching community on the need to make educational technology a joyful learning among children.
The meet will familiarise teaching tools such as open and free software, show IT-empowered teachers how to use digital technology to connect the student community in rural areas with others. Efforts will be made to share blogs, websites and software and audio-video packages produced by government and nongovernmental agencies to help children learn the secrets of the world themselves, he said.
Teaching professionals of schools and colleges, teacher educators, educational administrators, researchers and students can submit papers on themes both in English and Tamil, reflecting innovative practices in school education in the formal and informal education sectors. Some themes to be discussed are ‘21st century classrooms: Best practices’, ‘Capacity building of teachers’, ‘Innovations in-and-out of classroom’ and ‘Emerging trends in schooling’.
All manuscripts should be submitted by email to email@example.com. The delegates are requested to register in advance. The last date for submission of the abstract of the paper is November 15.