The British Council has lined up a host of activities for two weeks as part of their work in education. While last week saw book launches and seminars on the professional development of English in schools and quality standards in education, this week will focus on offering something to teachers.
"The Agents of Change: Teacher Accreditation Conference" will take place on Wednesday with a keynote address on the role of research in school education.
Next up, is a round-table conference on "Creating Schools for Future Citizens" followed by an award ceremony.
Round table participants include policy implementers from India, Vietnam and Taiwan, Senior Bureaucrats, Heads of Association of Schools, School Heads of chains of schools, teacher educators and education experts from UK.
The award ceremony will be attended by close to 850 people from about 300 schools across India. The winning schools will be accredited with the International School Award. The International School Award (ISA) is an accreditation scheme that recognises and celebrates exemplary practices of internationalism in schools. The ISA provides a framework for schools to develop an action plan and implement international activities throughout the year, and encourages schools to collaborate with overseas schools to create a rich learning experience for students through use of ICT, creative pedagogical practices and real context for learning.
The British Council works with a wide range of schools across India in public and private sectors through projects, events, courses, workshops and on digital resources and platforms. From quality enhancement in English language teaching, policy level engagement to head teachers' leadership skills development, teachers' continuing professional development, student competitions and school-to-school partnerships.
It is aimed at bringing the best of UK expertise and innovation in school education, as well as facilitating mutually beneficial relationships between school systems and professionals in India and the UK.
Source: The Hindu