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Subject Teacher Forum - Creating ' Teachers Communities of Learning'

IT for Change
2013
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Research Papers and Reports

ITfC worked with Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), Department of State Educational Research and Training (DSERT), Karnataka, to create a 'Teachers Communities of Learning' through the Subject Teacher Forums, Karnataka in Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences across 34 districts of Karnataka,. The program was based on the extensive and intensive use of public digital resources to build and support teachers networks as well as to  to create a resource rich learning environment in mathematics, science, english and social science subjects. The report on the programme is available below.

ITfC has produced a short film on our work with RMSA Karnataka on the 'Subject Teachers Forum', for UNESCO. The film discusses our approach to integrating ICTs into teacher education, focusing on building 'Teachers Communities of Learning' to create digital learning resources and network with one another for sharing and learning. It is based on interviews with two directors of education in Karnataka government - MN Baig and Rama Rao, Prof Padma Sarangapani and two government high school teachers who are state resource persons for the Subject Teacher Forum program.

 

Film is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-kgSW_o9z8&feature=youtu.be

 

A shorter 6 minute excerpt of the film is available on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcBas7ehQaM&feature=endscreen. The aim of this film is to explain to policy makers that ICT can be a powerful TE method and for meeting RTE goal on education quality, such use of ICTs is essential.

Pl share your comments and feedback on the film.

 

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