A two-day long teachers’ training conference `Back to Basics” was organized at Khalsa College Public School here today in which experts stated that the role of the teacher is becoming too crucial and challenging in the changing education scenario. The teacher today is more a facilitator than a mere instructor in classrooms.
The programme was presided over by Khalsa College Governing Council honourary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina who was earlier welcomed by Principal A.S.Gill. He said in his presidential remarks that the adoption and exploration of innovative ideas in education were must today. ``The use of new technology in the classroom makes learning interesting and engaging and helps in acquiring technology-based skills, allowing students to learn, early on, to embrace and take advantage of the tools technology offers”, said he.
Principal AS Gill who earlier introduced the topic said the aim of the workshop cum conference was to apprise and update the teachers about the new developments in the sector. He emphasized the need for equipping the teachers with teaching pedagogies to ignite a passion for learning in students and inculcate in them the expertise they need to succeed in the innovation economy."Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change', said he adding that the education scenario has undergone an overhaul in the last decade as technology has made inroads into the sector with the promise of actively engaging students in the learning process and the teacher has become more of a facilitator in the entire teaching-learning gamut”, said Gill.
DS Rataul who spoke on the occasion said teachers have to deal with psychological pressure of students, competitiveness, peer pressures, deteriorating moral values. He said there is need for innovative teaching practices, sensitization of teachers towards various needs of the students, thus helping them to become truly professional and humane citizen were some of the challenges being faced. The workshop were conducted by Principal Gill and Principal, Khalsa College International Public School Gurjit Singh Sethi and Vice Principal Kamaljit Kaur gave the vote of thanks.