Oxford University Press India Designs a Capacity Building Programme (CBP)
#OxfordUniversityPressIndia Oxford University Press India (OUP), in collaboration with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), has designed a research-based Capacity Building Programme
New Delhi. Oxford University Press India (OUP), in collaboration with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), has designed a research-based Capacity Building Programme (CBP) - Think–Share–Learn–Practice (TSLP),for teachers order to facilitate the implementation of the National Curriculum Framework at the Foundational Stage (NCF-FS).
The MoU for this collaboration was signed in July, on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of NEP, in the presence of Union Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan. The pilot pieces of training of CBSE master trainers were conducted between September - October 2023 in Chennai, Guwahati, and Delhi.
This training program is aimed at empowering the foundational teachers of 25,000 schools to build an activity-based learning environment and bridge the gap between the teaching-learning methods in the Bal Vatika 1, 2, 3, and grades one and two (for learners between 3-8 years). The TSLP (Think–Share–Learn–Practice) program will empower teachers to develop the understanding and core skills of curriculum design and teaching-learning practices to seamlessly enable the transition to a holistic, activity-based, and experiential learning environment, rooted in the Indian ethos.
In a message shared by Dr. Nidhi Chhibber, Chairperson, CBSE, she expressed, “The CBSE, with more than 25,000 schools in its network, has always been committed to exploring ways of advancing the school teaching-learning system, and Capacity Building of the teachers is at the forefront as the teachers have to be empowered as the torchbearers of the change that we want to see in the foundation segment. This first-of-its-kind project in India with Oxford University Press begins with a high degree of rigor and commitment to empowering foundational impact leaders and building a community that Thinks, Shares, Learns, and Practices together, thereby, building a holistic learning environment for the children.”
Advocating for the professional development of the teachers, SumantaDatta, Managing Director, Oxford University Press India said, “We believe that Oxford University Press, with its track record as a provider of high-quality teacher training, direct and online, is in a unique position to offer its services to esteemed organizations like CBSE, which is known for their relentless pursuit of providing professional growth opportunities for teachers at the foundational, preparatory, middle, and secondary levels. OUP hopes to continue developing new and varied teacher training workshops and materials, thus facilitating wider outreach and penetration among teachers, across the country.”
Dr. Ram Shankar, Director – of Training, shared “We are happy to announce the collaboration and partnership for the Capacity Building Program for National Curriculum Framework for Foundational Stage 2022 (NCF-FS 2022) for mentors of foundation educators with Oxford University Press India.
We look forward to growing a community of teachers – parents – children and support institutions that will join hands to BE THE CHANGE to make the foundation of the NEP 2020 a reality. Together, we are committed to nurturing young minds and creating a brighter future for our children.”
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