Our education system needs to be revamped as the learning outcome of our children is quite poor, observed M P Vijayakumar, an IAS officer and member of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), while inaugurating a two-day training programme for teachers at Udumalpet. The workshop, called Miracle Maker, was organised by RC Udumalpet, D 3202, in association with Only Success Learning Technologies (OSLA) and The Hindu.
About 250 teachers and principals from 75 schools from Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode and Salem participated in this programme that highlighted ways to evolve an effective pedagogy for classroom studies. Vijayakumar added, “Students must be encouraged to adopt practical learning methods instead of just listening to lectures, and rote learning must be discouraged.”
The OSLA team trained the participants on making the best use of both sides of the brain, language patterns and the Pygmalion effect, and urged the teachers to develop an innovative mindset and embrace new techniques in handling classes.
Additional DGP C Sylendra Babu urged the teachers not to work for income alone, but strive for the outcome of their students. “The two-day training helped us realise that each of us is a sculptor and a nation builder,” said R Udhayarani, teacher, Vidya Nethrra School.