Editorial Team

In an effort to empower teachers by equipping them with knowledge about innovative pedagogies, the Sri Aurobindo Society is conducting a five-day experimental residential learning workshop in the first week of May for 24 teachers of Army Public Schools in Puducherry.

The Society has enlisted the services of Edtech company Square Panda India for this workshop. Winner of the National Startup Awards 2021, Square Panda India, is an innovator in quality Early childhood care and education (ECCE) and educator empowerment programs in India. The Edtech organisation is dedicated to transforming the early education landscape.

Through this workshop, teachers will get hands-on experience in proven programs such as Foundational Literacy, Numeracy, Scientific Skills and 21st century skills. These skills and knowledge will provide a framework for successful classroom learning, and empower students to embrace lifelong learning in dynamic environments. This course equips teachers to contribute significantly in this regard and augments the student learning experience. Using varied methodologies and pedagogical approaches, this workshop will help teachers develop an understanding of how to inculcate these skills and knowledge in students.

Speaking ahead of the workshop, Ashish Jhalani, MD, Square Panda India, said, “We have always taken an innovative, thoughtful approach to reshaping education, and this workshop is an embodiment of this commitment. By putting an emphasis on honing much-needed 21st century skills and foundational knowledge that is becoming increasingly important for life-long success, we are building teaching capacities while giving them the best chance to create generational change for their students. This workshop can be a catalyst for future success, and we are delighted to be working with the Sri Aurobindo Society in this regard.”

The workshop curriculum is aligned with the objectives of the National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020, and in accordance with NCERT guidelines. It will be held at Sharanam, near the Ousteri Lake, on the first three days before shifting to the premises of the Sri Aurobindo Society in Puducherry for the final two days.

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