Venue: Delhi Public World School, Noida Extension
Organised by: Delhi Public World Foundation
Two teachers of Delhi Public World School, Subhanpur attended three days workshop for teachers under teacher training development programme “Joy Of Learning”. Over forty DPWS teachersfrom all over India attended this workshop. It was a lifelong experience as trainers are from the country which is known forworld’s best Education System.
On the opening ceremony, Mrs. Poonam Kashyap, Director DPWS Foundation introduced the Trainers, Satu Jarvinen and Emmi Ollila.
After the opening remarks they introduced Finnish excellence, an introduction to world leading education system. Then they conducted participatory workshop on student- centred learning and teacher’s role in 21st century.
The second day started with participatory lecture of teaching and learning design within the Finnish education system with example and creating a supportive learning environment- boosting joyful learning and motivation among the students, and its applicability in India.
The third day started with holistic learning and development in childhood, then the participatory workshop on creating teaching and learning methods-Integrating Arts, Crafts and P.E with Maths, Language and science and the future of education – Digital, online and blended learning.
At the end, participants presented their main learning outcomes, and discussion on how to continue the mutual process of teaching and learning development. The ceremony concluded with distribution of certificate by Mrs. Louie Khurshid, Chairman DPWS Foundation and Dr. Salman Khurshid.
The first speaker Prof. PoonamBatra spoke on education policies, status and role of teachers in curriculum planning. She discussed teachers have become one of the marginalized section in a society. Teachers who are a catalyst in societal transformation have become a ‘mere labours’. Liberalization made the school a market place and teachers are just servants. She reminded teachers are no more actors in deciding ‘what to be taught and how to be taught’.
The second speaker Ms. Prachi Agarwal, focussed on the Academic Aspect: Teachers for tomorrow. She laid maximum stress on compassion, questioning attitude, comfortable in committing mistakes, express their feeling, care and belonging among teachers. She also reminded teachers should help the students in realizing their potential.
Smita Vats, the founder of ITIHAAS concluded in her inimitable style, adjure the teachers to create their own stories that they and society should be proud of and also facilitate children in a manner that their stories too become legends.