Distance learning: the five qualities student teachers need to succeed

Distance learning: the five qualities student teachers need to succeed

International bodies, politicians, policy makers and researchers have always been interested in the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. This is because the quality of a country’s teachers is an indicator of its developmental level. Distance education is often viewed as a way to speed up the process of producing well qualified, good teachers. This approach involves a model in which students are physically separated from the university or training college in question. Students usually communicate with the institution through emails, online learning support systems or occasional face-to-face tutorials. Distance education tends to…

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Distance learning: Five qualities student teachers need to succeed

Distance learning: Five qualities student teachers need to succeed

International bodies, politicians, policymakers and researchers have always been interested in the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. This is because the quality of a country’s teachers is an indicator of its developmental level. Distance education is often viewed as a way to speed up the process of producing well qualified, good teachers. This approach involves a model in which students are physically separated from the university or training college in question. Students usually communicate with the institution through emails, online learning support systems or occasional face-to-face tutorials. Distance education tends to be…

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Government launches special course to train teachers

Government launches special course to train teachers

he Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Tuesday launched a diploma course in Elementary Education to train teachers across the country for teaching students up to Class 8. The Ministry intends to train all such teachers with minimum qualifications by 2019, as per the amended Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2017. The online or distance learning course, having a duration of one year and six months, has been designed with the help of National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS) and so far about 15,00,000 teachers…

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Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order

Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order

Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order Most students studying in Mumbai’s night schools are from underprivileged backgrounds. MUMBAI: For the last three months, classrooms at LBS Night School at Mumbai’s Chembur have functioned without a teacher. Students read their text books by themselves as there is no teacher to take classes. This academic year has brought bad news for night schools in Mumbai. Around 1,400 teachers and non-teaching staff of night schools have been asked to stop their part-time services for the night school as…

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Ignou to train 11,884 Tripura government teachers

Ignou to train 11,884 Tripura government teachers

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will train 11,884 elementary level teachers in Tripura under its two-year diploma programme in elementary education through the open and distance learning mode. Ignou’s School of Education (SOE) signed a memorandum of collaboration (MoC) with the government of Tripura to professionally train these teachers. The MoC, which will be renewed for three years, was signed by the director of Tripura’s State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) and Ignou’s registrar (admin) in New Delhi. Ignou will conduct the training for only those…

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Sisodia asks L-G to halt recruitment of teachers

Sisodia asks L-G to halt recruitment of teachers

Alleging that he was kept out of the loop by officials, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday asked Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal to put the teacher recruitment process, started by the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) recently, on hold till the guest teachers working in Delhi government schools could be given preference. On Monday, the DSSSB had advertised thousands of vacancies for teachers in Delhi government and municipal schools. ‘Haven’t seen file’ In a letter to Mr. Baijal, Mr. Sisodia said that DSSSB officials didn’t show him the file…

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TN TRB Recruitment Of Special Teachers: Apply For 1325 Vacancies From July 27 @ Trbonlineexams.in, Trb.tn.nic.in

TN TRB Recruitment Of Special Teachers: Apply For 1325 Vacancies From July 27 @ Trbonlineexams.in, Trb.tn.nic.in

Easiest & quickest way of managing employees’ claim reimbursement. A must have platform for CFOs, fi… (Udio) TN TRB Recruitment Of Special Teachers: Apply For 1325 Vacancies From July 27 @ Trb.tn.nic.in NEW DELHI:  Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB), Government of Tamil Nadu has invited applications through online mode from eligible candidates for the direct recruitment of special teachers (Physical Education, Drawing, Music, Sewing) in School Education and other Departments. The online application process for 1325 posts in TN TRB for special teachers will start from tomorrow, ie. July 27. Application will…

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Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

IN 1953 B.F. Skinner visited his daughter’s maths class. The Harvard psychologist found every pupil learning the same topic in the same way at the same speed. A few days later he built his first “teaching machine”, which let children tackle questions at their own pace. By the mid-1960s similar gizmos were being flogged by door-to-door salesmen. Within a few years, though, enthusiasm for them had fizzled out. Since then education technology (edtech) has repeated the cycle of hype and flop, even as computers have reshaped almost every other part…

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NCTE to start ranking teachers training institutes, focus on improving quality

NCTE to start ranking teachers training institutes, focus on improving quality

The National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE), the apex regulator of teachers education in India, will start ranking Teachers Training Institutes and put out top 100 institutes list by January next year, reports Livemint. The regulator has prepared a blueprint to improve the quality and education of teachers. It may also bar 3,000 institutes from accepting fresh students in the next academic year. NCTE Chairman A Santhosh Mathew told Livemint that they have given approval for 18,000-19,000 courses in about 15,000 colleges, of which 3,000-4,000 colleges are yet to submit the…

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Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

On Friday, the higher education funding and regulating agency, the University Grants Commission, notified new rules for open and distance learning programmes in India. These courses that deliver printed, recorded or online learning material to students so that they can study on their own time and at home have proliferated since the Dr BR Ambedkar Open University, in Telangana, and the Indira Gandhi National Open University in Delhi were founded in the 1980s. They hold classes periodically and do not require students to attend classes regularly in an institution. The…

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