DHARAMSHALA: The Department of Education in collaboration with Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar, organised a Leadership Workshop for Tibetan School Heads from 11-12 September at the University.
A total number of 34 School Heads attended the workshop. The program aims to bring focus on the changing paradigm and perspectives of learning, the critical issues for academic excellence, effective leadership, classroom management, and instructional supervision.
On 13 September, a conference was held to determine measures to improve the standard of education and administration of Tibetan schools. It was presided by Kalon Ngodup Tsering, Secretary Nawang Rabgyal, Joint Secretary Ms. Chemi Tseyang, and STSS Director Mr. Karma Chungdak. The significance of Teacher Professional Development and the improvement of teacher quality among primary and pre-primary Tibetan schools were placed high on the agenda during the session.
Kalon Ngodup Tsering reiterated the importance of education and emphasized that irrespective of various designations and positions that the participants hold in their respective schools, the ultimate goal is for the benefit of the Tibetan students. He urged the participants to imbibe what they had learned from the workshop and self-assess its use and modify accordingly for their school’s context.
Following the speech by Kalon, Mr. Karma Chungdak gave a presentation on Basic Education Policy. Mr. Dhargyal, an English teacher from TCV Suja, also gave a presentation on Teacher Professional Development (TPD) and Dr. Mati’s research work on “Tibetan Education System Assessment”.
Kalon Ngodup Tsering also had an interaction with Tibetan students at LPU. He reminded the students of their primary purpose of coming at the university. He also suggested the students to form a Tibetan student association so as to help one another especially during the admission process, to create a sense of oneness among the Tibetan students, and to engage in cultural shows and events at the university to spread the awareness of Tibetan culture.
Ms. Chemi Tseyang explained in detail about the DoE scholarship to the students.
The two-day workshop and the conference were funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Canada).