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‘Redefining Teaching’-3 day trg programme for teachers
Published on 22 Apr. 2009 12:54 AM IST
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In an earnest desire to provide and to promote quality education amongst Catholic Schools in Nagaland, Commission for Education, Diocese of Kohima (Catholic Church), Nagaland, a three day training programme for the teachers of schools run by the Church at Mount Tabour, Kohima, got underway on April 21. 58 participants from 19 schools, the programme aimed at providing innovative methods of teaching, bringing quality education in the schools and also to promote refresher training, Rev. Fr. Sunny Joseph, secretary, commission for education, while outlining the course, said that the time has come to rethink and innovate teaching methods that would make learning a joyful event. He further thanked the director and the team of SCERT, Nagaland, for supporting the programme with resource personnel. Fr. George Anthony, principal, St. Mary’s Cathedral School, Kohima, who also spoke invited the teachers to be dedicated, inspiring, influencing so that teachings could become more meaningful and teachers becoming ‘smarter’. “We need to update ourselves to understand the students today,” said Daniel Thong (SCERT) in his initial class while exhorting the teachers to equip themselves with new methods of teaching (activity oriented) learning skills. Fr. Joe Mariadhas, director, Shalom Rehabilitation Centre, emphasized that a ‘personal life’ affects one’s professional life for which one need to be aware of oneself and limitation; be open to the changes in the environment and organize teaching ability. Different qualified personnel are expected to train the teachers in the next days.

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