Ministry of Tribal Affairs and CBSE jointly launched an online certificate course on Experiential Learning for the 21st Century for EMRS and CBSE teachers

What is the News?

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs and CBSE has jointly launched a certificate course on Experiential Learning for the 21st Century for educators from CBSE and Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) in collaboration with Tata Trusts, CETE, TISS (Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences), and MGIS (Mahatma Gandhi International School).

What is a Certificate course on Experiential Learning for the 21st Century for educators?

The course is for the educators from CBSE and Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs). The program will be deployed for 350 educators in 6 States.

Purpose: It is an as online certificate course for educators to help them in adapting classroom learning to real life experiences.

Objectives of the course: The course aims to

– Sensitize teachers towards multi-sensorial pedagogical experiences with a special focus on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of students.

– Enable teachers to construct alternative strategies to develop 21st-century skills and competencies in their students.

– Guide teachers to map learning experiences to concepts and competencies.

– Transform teachers as active members, contributing to a community of educators.

– Support upskilling of teachers as teacher-leaders.

Cost of the Course: The course will be offered free of cost to all the selected educators.

Significance of the course: The course will help teachers to connect with the tribal students by understanding their real-life experiences and own contexts. This will in turn help in promoting tribal education.

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