Wednesday 17 Jul 2024

Teachers get 1st NEP lesson today

THE GOAN NETWORK | JUNE 17, 2024, 11:46 PM IST


With the first batch of 80 high school government and aided teachers set to begin their National Education Policy (NEP) training in Bengaluru from Tuesday, the Goa government is working on modalities to simultaneously establish State-of-the-art laboratories for science and mathematics.

These labs, to be developed in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bengaluru, will help teachers translate classroom concepts into hands-on experience-based teaching; and also facilitate holding NEP sessions locally.

“Initially, at least three batches of teachers will be sent to IIS for an 11-day training program. The effectiveness of this training will be assessed through feedback… All high school teachers will be trained for NEP,” Education Director Shailesh Zingde told The Goan.  

In the long run, the government contemplates providing this training locally in Goa. “The labs for Maths and Science in the SCERT building will help hold training programs for the teachers in Goa itself,” Zingde added. The teachers, who come back trained from Bengaluru, could be roped in to share the NEP skills. 

Meanwhile, the State government has already announced setting up of the Goa State School Standards Assessment and Accreditation Authority. This body will assess educational institutions to ensure the full implementation of NEP 2020.

The State has allocated Rs 553.77cr budget allocation for higher education wherein State-of-the-art talent development centre is also proposed in a bid to offer world-class training to the faculty to take higher education to the next level.

As part of the extended NEP, the State recently conducted AI training sessions for teachers across 65 higher education institutions in Goa. Over 326 faculty members participated, with each discipline at every college being represented by two teachers.

The training by experts covered diverse needs of teachers and students by empowering them with the ethical use of Generative AI for effective learning and research -- aligning with NEP’s vision of integrating technology to improve the quality of education.

The Directorate of Higher Education also released discipline-specific specialized handbooks, equipped with prompts to help academics in learning and applying generative AI in respective fields.

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