February 4, 2015
State educational body ties up with UK for teachers’ training
The West Bengal Education Department has been going through massive changes in the last three years, implementing different ideas from the experts which may benefit the student. Now, it has gone for an international tie-up with an UK-based organisation.
The State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) under the Government of West Bengal has taken a unique step to meet up the demand of teachers in Government and Government-aided schools of the State. The educational body under the State Government has teamed up with the third largest educational institution of Great Britain, Open University, UK for forming a guideline on teaching methods.
Teacher Education through School-based Support (TES India) has been formed to serve the purpose in association of the State body and the UK institution. A programme entitled Open Educational Resource is underway.
Besides forming booklets, there will be the scope of training for the teachers through online methods. Mobile phone apps, video clippings will extensively be used to serve the purpose.
The State Government committee that makes the syllabi for different classes has already started training teachers at primary and post primary level with the new system. In the coming two years, it is expected that the new programme will begin to show its results