teacher professional development

2017

Content and pedagogy are seen as inter-twined components of learning1, However, the textbook culture2 sees the teacher as a mere disseminator of the prescribed text book . This emphasis on pre-defined content and creates a disconnect between the teacher and teaching learning process. It has been found that the creation of digital curricular…

2017

Paper presented at the National Conference on ICT in Education, organized by Regional Institute of Education, Mysuru from 1-3, February 2017.

Abstract

In-service teacher-education (INSET) in the Government school system is characterised by centralised program design, didactic teacher professional development (TPD) processes and…

2017

Building teacher networks and supporting teacher development through digital methods is an important area of our field engagement.  Our teacher education models have adopted the Professional Learning Community approach to in-service teacher education programs. The key objectives of these programs are to build teacher capacities and…

2017

ITfC helped the Telangana Department of School Education to develop the ICT syllabus and textbook for high school and higher primary school students, and the corresponding teacher handbook, with support from CIET (NCERT) and CEMCA. This is the first such effort based on the National ICT curriculum, 2013. The textbook emphasises collaboration…

2016

During 2010- 16, ITfC designed and implemented a new model of teacher-education, based on ‘professional community of practice’ amongst teachers, in collaboration with RMSA and DSERT Karnataka,called the 'Subject Teacher Forum' program (STF). On similar lines, ITfC in partnership with RMSA Assam and UNICEF to implement the Assam STF program.…

2016

As a part of the “Research on Open Educational Resources for Development” project, ITfC conducted an action research on a collaborative OER adoption project in Karnataka. In phase 2 of this project, ITfC will study OER use by teachers and develop a toolkit for state governments on collaborative OER adoption program, based on professional…

2015

Gurumurthy Kasinathan, presented a paper titled 'Domination and emancipation: A framework for assessing ICT and Education programs' at the CESI Conference, on 14th December, 2015. The theme of the conference was 'Education: Domination, Emancipation and Dignity'. The presentation attempted to consolidate insights on the transformatory potential…

2015

Gurumurthy Kasinathan writes about the zero-sum game of ranking districts on their SSLC performance ranking. These rankings create undue stress leading to multiple preparatory examinations which may not be the best thing for the students and the teachers. He analyses the problematic nature of these rankings and suggests alternatives in an…

2014

Our “Teachers Community of Learning” (TCOL) is an intensive program focusing on developing classroom strategies and teacher development programmes through ICT integration at the class, school and block levels, that can result in a meaningful and empowering educational experiences for teachers and students.

Our TCOL field projects are in…

2014

The Subject Teacher Forum (STF) an “in-service teacher education” program for high school teachers in Karnataka, was started in 2010-11 by Rashtriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) and Directorate of School Educational Research and Training (DSERT) Karnataka, in collaboration with IT for Change. The STF focuses on integrating ICTs for…