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NISHTHA:National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement

News:Union Minister of Human Resource Development has inaugurated NISHTHA programme for the teachers of Jammu and Kashmir.

Facts:

About NISHTHA Programme:

  • NISHTHA is a capacity building programme for improving the quality of School Education through Integrated Teacher Training.
  • Aim:To train teachers and school principals at the elementary stage so that they can encourage and foster critical thinking in students.
  • The training will be conducted by Key Resource Persons(KRPs) and State Resource Persons (SRP) identified by the State and UTs.

Coverage:The programme aims to build the capacities of around 42 lakh participants covering

  • all teachers and heads of elementary Government schools 
  • faculty members of State Councils of Educational Research and Training(SCERTs) and District Institutes of Education and Training(DIETs) and 
  • Block Resource Coordinators and Cluster Resource Coordinators in all States and UTs

Expected outcomes of the programme:

  • Improvement in learning outcomes of the students.
  • Teachers are trained to use Art as pedagogy leading to increased creativity and innovation among students.
  • Integration of ICT in teaching learning and assessment.
  • Transformation of the Heads of Schools into providing academic and administrative leadership for the schools for fostering new initiatives among others.
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