TCS, SASTRA partner to train school teachers in emerging digital teaching methods
- More than 2000 teachers from Tamil Nadu to be trained at the state-of-the-art facility in SASTRA University
- Teachers to be selected from primary and secondary private and government schools for training in new digital paradigms of teaching
- Training center to include facilities to develop digital assessment solutions, learning material and applications
MUMBAI, September 5, 2016: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced that it has partnered with Thanjavur based SASTRA university to establish a Teacher’s Training Centre at the University. The objective of the program is to familiarize the school teachers with emerging digital-based teaching methods and reinforce the value of teaching as a profession.
More than 2,000 school teachers from various educational institutes across tier 2 and tier 3 cities in Tamil Nadu will be trained at the institute. This will not only help in providing an orientation to conventional and contemporary pedagogy, but will also offer insights on various class room management tools, development of communication skills and development of applications that will add value to existing pedagogical transactions. Additionally, it will also facilitate the evaluation of the effectiveness of the training programme.
Ajoyendra Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Human Resources, TCS said, “Technology is rapidly transforming the education sector with digital technologies increasingly becoming an integral part of the students’ daily lifestyle. By announcing this initiative for teachers in Tamil Nadu on the special occasion of Teacher’s Day, TCS believes that empowering the teachers through this program on Digital learning pedagogies will help enhance the quality of education provided across Tamil Nadu.”
The state-of-the art training center will include a language lab, digital assessment solutions, lecture capture solutions, studio to develop learning material, facilities to develop simple applications for a teaching-learning ecosystem and other support facilities for the training programmes.
“This programme will be a game changing initiative in the critical sector of school education that requires teachers to embrace the changing paradigms of teaching using a fine mix of modern & established teaching styles. The quality of teachers play an important role in the school student outcome and initiatives like these are required to polish the teaching skill contours to prepare teachers for a class room that has tech-savvy & students belonging to the next generation” said Dr.S.Vaidhyasubramanim, Dean – Planning & Development of SASTRA.
Each 6-day training program will be organised in batches of 45 at the institute. The first batch of training will commence in the month of October. The teacher’s training programme will be offered predominantly to select school teachers across different levels viz. primary, secondary, higher secondary and also professional college teachers in separate batches.
About Sastra University
SASTRA University was established in the year 1984 as Shanmugha College of Engineering and conferred with Deemed University status during 2001 after it was recognised as a PG centre (1997), NBA Accredited (1997), Autonomous (1999), Recommended by AICTE (2000) and UGC (2001). With over 3 Million sq.ft. of built up area, state-of-the art infrastructure, 700+ faculty, 12,000+ students and a committed management, SASTRA has emerged has one of the finest research & teaching universities in India due to its progressive growth. The University offers various UG, PG & Ph. D programmes in Engineering, Science, Management, Law and Arts. It is recognized as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Government of India and is undertaking research for various agencies like DST, DBT, AYUSH, DRDO, DRDL, ISRO, BRNS, etc. SASTRA is re-accredited (III cycle) by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the maximum ‘A’ grade and a score of 3.54/4 making it the number one of its type in Tamil Nadu and amongst the top 10 in the country.
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