In- Service Training in Social Sciences for Professional Development

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NEW DELHI: As a part of teacher professional development, a total of 24 TGTs under the administration of Central Tibetan School Administration, Snow Lion Foundation, Tibetan Children’s Village and Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society attended an ‘In-Service Training in Social Sciences for Professional Development’ which was organized by Department of Education, CTA in collaboration with National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi from 3 – 13 August 2016 for a duration of 10 days. At the beginning of workshop, pre-test was conducted to measure the content knowledge of the participants and a post test to measure the impact of the training and the immediate learning outcome.

The topics of the training were pre-decided on the basis of feedback and suggestions received from the participants. The training session focused on the teaching of four disciplines of Social Science in Class IX and X, namely History, Economics, Political Science and Geography. The other topics included during the workshop were Adolescence Education Programme and Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation. Besides in-class learning, participants were taken to Educational Tour on 6th August starting from Qutab Minar followed by Nehru Memorial Museum, Parliament Museum and India Gate. The participants gathered a nice experience and felt very informative being part of the excursion. They said that such educational tour facilitates them to update information and gather in-depth knowledge which can further empower them to organize a better classroom teaching.

During the workshop, all the participant teachers were divided into group of five and assigned them to give PowerPoint presentation on the selected topics such as Disaster Management, The impact of Climate Change, Growth of Nationalism in Europe and India, Consumer Rights and Challenges to Democracy in India, Book Reviews and report of the Educational Tour.

The workshop facilitated the teachers to receive the first hand information from the faculty professors and all the participant teachers showed keen interest throughout the workshop. Teachers requested the DoE to organize similar kind of workshop in the future too for their professional development.

The Workshop is being funded by Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development (DFATD), Canada.

-Report filed by Department of Education-

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