Aditya Birla Education Academy, India’s leading professional development institute for teachers, announced the commencement of the inaugural batch of the Post Graduate Diploma in Global Education in association with B.K. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Autonomous), Kalyan. A diverse set of 52 learners from different parts of India and abroad have registered for the first batch.
It is interesting to note that educators from various parts of the world such as Dubai and diverse states around India have enrolled for this diploma course. The batch consists of educators from Dubai, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Rajasthan, and Telangana. Candidates with varied years of work experience have registered for the diploma course ranging from freshers to school leaders with over 20 years of experience. Out of these registered candidates, 91% are female educators while the rest are male, highlighting the over-representation of women in the teaching profession. The educators enlisted for this course are currently teaching ICSE, CBSE, and CAIE curriculums. A majority of them (70%) teach in CBSE-affiliated schools. While a large number of the participants are practicing teachers, the batch has also attracted corporate professionals besides early graduates.
The PGDGE program has been launched to enable teachers to undertake upskilling and digital training from a global education perspective in order to help them cope up with the unexpected changes to the online structure of teaching and learning. The program enables educators to advance their skills and knowledge in international education through a blended curriculum of meticulous and up-to-date academic setting along with learning through school-based practice.
Commenting on the inaugural batch of PGDGE, Mrs. Neerja Birla, Founder, and Chairperson, Aditya Birla Education Trust said, “I congratulate all the learners of this first batch for choosing the right step. Our primary objective to launch this course is to support educators, enhance their skills and train to practice with the best global applications simultaneously reflecting on their self-development. I hope the first batch of the PGDGE successfully advances its skills and engages in learning to practice with the best global methods and understand the intersection between effective teachings and learning within a global setting.”