New Delhi: The newly-launched Delhi Teachers University is set to join hands with national and international organisations to provide world-class training to trainees and to exchange new ideas and practices.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who also is the education minister, said this at the first meeting of the university’s board of management on Tuesday.
“The Delhi Teachers University will collaborate with national and international organisations to provide world-class training to trainees as well as to exchange new ideas and practices. Along with this, the trainees will also be educated about the international education system through exchange programmes and visits,” Sisodia was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
A government official said it was agreed at the board meeting that unlike most of the teacher-training courses offered in the country, those offered at the Delhi Teachers University will not focus solely on subject-based knowledge.
“Instead, capacity building of trainees will be in focus. They will be equipped with practical skills so that they can be better prepared for classroom teaching. It was also discussed at the meeting that the university would not only emphasise on teachers’ training but also focus on fundamental and applied research in the field of education. The trainees in the university will be exposed to excellent pedagogical practices by expert faculty,” the government official was quoted as saying by the news agency.