ACT has taken the initiative to address a longstanding need of empowering teachers in rural Karnataka. It has successfully designed and implemented a Finishing School for Teachers a 3 month unique programme targeted to enhance creativity, communication and pedagogical skills among teacher such that they are classroom ready.
The three month programme complements the B.Ed programme and enriches the skill, knowledge and attitude of the teacher trainees. The modules for study are Creativity, Mentoring, Life-Skills, Innovation in Education, Classroom management and Creative Teaching of Science, Mathematics, Social Science and English. The teaching methodology focuses on an interactive and learner centric approach. The learning is facilitated through team teaching, group discussions, research based presentations and other innovative techniques. Assessment and evaluation is a continuous process through reflective essay, case study analysis, peer interactions, seminar and report presentations.
The course length includes in its curriculum 80 hours of assessed teaching practice, trainees are expected to spend 80 hours in enhancing their pedagogical skills with vigorous training in ‘English language improvement programme’ throughout the course. In addition, the focus is on creative thinking and teaching, activity, concept, experiential and technology based learning. The programme is designed to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude of teacher trainees. The course is graded and is facilitated by qualified experience faculty.
Purpose of the programme
The programme aims to
a. develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to being a strategic planner
b. realise significance and the urgency of creative teaching-learning in the modern world
c. appreciate learning to unlearn and relearn and apply new knowledge and skills developed
d. evaluate pedagogy expertise and enhance skills to develop domain expertise
e. design and implement creative teaching plans
f. evolve into collaborative team players and reflective leaders
g. commit to self-development and growth
h. judge the need to be knowledge creators and innovators
The programme is visualized to empower and motivate rural youth in tier 2/3 cities to be creative teachers; confident in their abilities to learn, unlearn and relearn in order to be effective in their classrooms, impact the lives of the learners under their care and contribute to social change and be change agents in their communities.
Our one goal is to help you develop as a unique individual—to be educated person, intellectually, emotionally, socially, ethically, and spiritually. Your development and learning as an individual occur, in part, when you engage in relationships with others and in activities that optimally challenge you. To enhance your growth and learning, become actively involved and engage your fellow trainees, faculty, staff, and others in dialogue and activities that both challenge and support your growth. Your journey of individual development does not occur in isolation; it takes place within a dynamic learning community. We encourage you to explore and develop your creative instincts, take risks, accept failure as a step-in learning and reflect on your progress. Be
excited to develop your research skills, your critical and analytical skills and be a team player.
FST - 3 months Teacher Training Course starting from April 2021.
100% placement assistance for successful candidates. The course is guided by Dr Gururaj Karajagi.
Contact : 080-41697855/66