In-service Training Program for Secondary Science Teachers at NCERT concludes successfully



New Delhi June 17, 2016: The Department of Education, CTA in collaboration with NCERT, New Delhi concludes successfully the 10-Day In-service Training program scheduled from 8 to 17 August, 2016 on content, Pedagogy and the Emerging Trends for Science Teachers at DESM, NCERT New Delhi. The program was attended by 21 Secondary Science teachers from different categories of schools viz., Central Tibetan School Administration, Tibetan Homes Foundation, Tibetan Children’s Village, Sambhota Tibetan School Society and Snow Lion Foundation Nepal.

The Inaugural Session began with introduction of the aims and objectives of the program by Dr. Gagan Gupta, NCERT, followed by welcome speech by Science Education Officer, DoE, CTA and a keynote speech on importance of understanding science by the officiating Director, Mrs. Sunita Farkya, NCERT.

The training program on content, Pedagogy and the emerging trends empowered the teachers with exposure to multi -dimensional approach towards teaching – learning process. The need on mastery of skill in judicious mix of knowledge on pedagogy, content, curriculum, technology, knowledge of students and the possible misconceptions as well was strongly emphasized throughout the program Considering the gravity of professional development of Teachers, the Department of Education took every care for systematic inclusion of the key parameters for an objective oriented program.

The interactive sessions with many articulate resource persons with in depth intellect and yet with all the humility were true reflections of what really does teaching of a good science education means.

The visit by the Education Kalon, Mr. Ngodup Tseing from Department of Education, CTA on August 11 and the subsequent visit by the Director of NCERT, Sh. Hrushikesh Senapaty Ji though short were yet very powerful in boosting the teachers as facilitator in Nation building. The Indoor visit to Science Park and excursion to National Science Centre widened the horizon of the participants towards innovation and creativity and so was the group presentation in providing a platform for peer, collaborative learning and exchange of innovative ideas amongst the teachers. The Diverse aspects of science education covered in the program on the whole promoted a very holistic view on teacher’s professional development.

The training program successfully concluded with a post test and the valedictory function. The Valedictory function, chaired by the Head of the DESM, NCERT and entire team of NCERT with faculty members included scarf ceremony, certificate distribution, reflections on the program by every participant, an overall view of the program and vote of thanks by the Science Education officer, Department of Education, CTA. The Head of DESM, NCERT gave his concluding remark on importance of the application of the things learned from the program by the participants in real classroom situations and their willingness to extend every kind of support and urged the teachers to have a very free interaction with the resource persons of NCERT for all sorts of issues with regard to Science education and future interventions. The program has all been possible due to a collective effort from both the Department and Education, CTA and the entire team of NCERT and most importantly with the generous funding by DFTAD, Canada.