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665 primary teachers in Ukhrul get training on joyful, safe learning


Two-day “District-Level Training Programme on Vidya Pravesh for Primary Teachers” held at Town Hall from 28 February to 1 March 2023

TFM Ukhrul Correspondent


Samagra Shiksha (Elementary), State Implementation Society in collaboration with District Project Office/ZEO Ukhrul organized a two-day “District-Level Training Programme on Vidya Pravesh for Primary Teachers” at Ukhrul’s Town Hall from 28 February to 1 March 2023.

Around 665 primary teachers from LM Block, Ukhrul Block and Chingai Block attended the “School Readiness Programme” held at Town Hall, Ukhrul.

Resource person, Singtitla Vashum, RTE Ukhrul, deliberated on the topic “Vidya Pravesh an integral part of a mission to solve learning crisis” while Soubam Sanjoy Singh, RTE Ukhrul, spoke on “Domains of development and development of weekly plan” “Toy Based Pedagogy” and AS Perminas, Mentor Vidya Pravesh, spoke on “School Based Assessment.”

Vidya Pravesh guidelines for a three-month play-based school preparation module for Grade-I children have been developed as per the recommendation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The purpose is to help teachers ensure that all children are exposed to a warm and welcoming environment when they enter Grade-I, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to their smooth transition to school. The guidelines intend to create a stimulating learning environment that is joyful and safe, ensures emotional security and provides support to all the children in school and at home. The play-based pedagogy is a significant aspect of the guidelines that plays a vital role in creating a joyful and stress-free environment for children to learn and also in addressing the learning needs of children with special needs or disabilities. Focus is also given to learning in the mother tongue or home language and allowing as many languages as children bring to the classroom, including sign language.

It suggests three-month or 12-week preparation as an interim measure until the universal provisioning of quality early childhood development, care and education is achieved with a target to ensure that all children entering Grade-I school are ready at least by 2030.

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