Orientation for education officers on phonetics in Kohima

Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/23/2019 11:44:53 AM IST
Directorate of School Education (DoSE) organised a one-day orientation for the JEO/AEO/SIS on phonetics in collaboration with Jolly Learning Limited UK at directorate conference hall, Kohima on Friday. 
Master trainer, Phonickids, Mumbai India Shainaz Jussa giving introduction of the Jolly Phonics said the programme was child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. 
The methods teach children about letter sounds which helps the children in reading and writing from an early age. Children recognise the letters through sounds and to identity the sound while writing down the words. She said that the way a teacher teaches are important as it builds the foundation of the students and added that the literacy programme of phonetics was to help the students learn how to read and write better.
She also pointed out that the students have to learn at the primary stage when they start learning the alphabets and the pronunciation so that they are able to recognise the synthetic phonics.  Retd. additional secretary and consultant for School Education department G. Kevishe Phucho speaking on the occasion said communication plays an important role for an organisation, so as a teacher, he said good communication was needed for the students to learn. He added the state uses English as official language but said due to the dialectical influence, the programme was being held to improve the communication skills and also help the students to learn through phonetics. 
He also informed that education officers will be trained so that they are responsible to train the primary school teachers in the respective districts.
It was informed that the workshop will be held for teachers for government primary schools in the state, wherein first phase will begin from November 25 to December 7.

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