Gangtok, Jan 29 (IPR)
A five day consultation meet cum workshop on pedagogy of mathematics and language learning at pre primary and primary stage began at SCERT on 28th January 2019. The programme is organised by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Sikkim in collaboration with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi. The objective of the programme was to help teachers devise ways and means to support students to achieve the learning outcome of students.
In the inaugural session, Prof A K Rajput from NCERT shared the overview of the programme and highlighted its significance. Director SCERT Dr Rabin Chhetri shared findings of Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) and expressed his concerns on the performance of our state. He opined that it was the combined responsibility of all the stakeholders to work as a team to improve the situation. State Project Director SamagraShiksha Shri Bhim Thatal presented some interesting facts and examples of mathematics and language learning. He urged teachers to prepare our students for PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) test, in which the state of Sikkim will participate in 2021-22.
Deputy director SCERT Dr Shanti Ram Adhikari, who was the co-ordinator of the programme requested NCERT to help the state to design a suitable intervention programme to support students of the state to achieve the desired learning outcomes at the elementary level. Teachers teaching mathematics and english at elementary level from all the four districts and teacher educators from SCERT and DIETs participated in the programme.