The Teacher Training Unit

The Teacher Training Unit

Excellent teachers can make a great difference to the lives and learning of their students. But they are not born excellent. It falls on the institution to develop excellent teachers. The Teacher Training Unit plays a role of utmost importance in this respect.

What are their roles in teacher development?

  1. Enabling the novice teachers to relate theory to practice in their classroom teaching. To teach ‘communicatively’ and ‘meaningfully ‘ is something that novice teachers need training in most.
  2. Providing them with school based training related to the teacher’s specific class material and conduct.
  3. Organising pre-service and in-service training
  4. Observing classes for diagnostic and support purposes to guide and structure the teaching skills, to give the teacher critical feedback.
  5. Preparing administering and evaluating teacher performance questionnaires to shed light on our pre-and in-service training schemes.

 

The activities done to train and develop the teachers in our institution are as follows;

  1. To provide the new or inexperienced teachers with a two week full day orientation programme which covers issues like student profile, organisation, educational system, academic and administrative management, approach to the language etc before the academic year starts. Through these sessions the new teachers become familiar with the context in which they are going to teach, and their ELT knowledge is refreshed and upgraded. Theories are integrated into practice.
  2. To observe classes as frequently as required for diagnostic and support purposes in order to guide and structure the teacher’s teaching skills, to give the teacher critical feedback
  3. To provide theoretical and practical in-service seminars or workshops as a result of action research.
  4. To demonstrate more effective techniques and strategies that they want the teachers to use in their classes by giving model lessons themselves in pre-service and in-service seminars.
  5. To prepare, administer and evaluate teacher performance questionnaires to shed light on our pre-and in-service training schemes