VELLORE: A two-day induction training for 775 newly recruited graduate teachers was launched in the Vellore and Tirupattur educational districts in three different locations on Tuesday. Inaugurated by the joint director of school education Dr Muthu Palanisamy, the training will be conducted by a group of resource persons from the District Institute of Education and Training.
The 775 newly inducted teachers will be handling Tamil (63), English (324), Mathematics (27), Science (133) and Social sciences (228) for the 6-10 classes in the government schools.
The Joint director said that the training would focus on the paradigm shift in the new teaching methodology focusing on creativity and formative assessment of students, subject content, the new evaluation and examination pattern. It also involves a better understanding of the link between the curriculum, text books and syllabi.
After the two day induction training, the teachers will undergo further training sessions for a deeper understanding of content handling, teaching methodologies and enrichment of teaching concepts over a period of time through resource persons from the Sarva Siksha Abiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and State council for Educational Research and Training, before the end of this year.
Chairing a session at the Voorhees higher secondary school on Tuesday, the joint director addressed a group of newly recruited science teachers. “You must try to gather additional information not found in text books so that the students get motivated to learn supplementary knowledge” he said. Chief educational officer V Kumar said, the new teachers should prepare themselves to stand up to society’s expectations by understanding and practicing their roles and responsibilities.