MUMBAI: Over 2,000 school teachers from various educational institutions across tier-2 and tier-3 cities in Tamil Nadu will be trained at the teachers’ training centre at Sastra University in Thanjavur.
Announcing the venture here on Monday, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which is partnering with the university to set up the centre, said the aim is to familiarise teachers with the emerging digital-based teaching methods and reinforce the value of teaching as a profession.
The six-day training programme will be organised in batches of 45 at the institute and the first batch will commence next month. It will be offered predominantly to select school teachers across different levels — primary, secondary, higher secondary — and also professional college teachers in separate batches.
The training will not only help in providing an orientation to conventional and contemporary pedagogy, but will also offer insights on various classroom management tools, development of communication skills and development of applications that will add value to existing pedagogical transactions.
“Technology is rapidly transforming the education sector, with digital technologies increasingly becoming an integral part of the daily life of students. Through this initiative for teachers in Tamil Nadu on the special occasion of Teachers’ Day, TCS believes that empowering teachers through this programme on digital learning pedagogies will help enhance the quality of education provided across the State,” said Ajoyendra Mukherjee, Executive V-P and Head of Global Human Resources, TCS.
“This programme will be a game-changing initiative in the critical sector of school education, which requires teachers to embrace the changing paradigms of teaching using a fine mix of modern and established teaching styles.,” said Dr S Vaidhyasubramaniam, Dean, Planning & Development, Sastra University.