NCERT Announces Online ‘Action Research’ Programme For Teacher Educators

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New Delhi: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has announced an online training programme for teacher educators. The course, named ‘Action Research in Educational Technology’, is developed by the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET).

According to NCERT, the course will help teacher educators in conducting “action research” to address their educational problems.

“The course shall provide conceptual understanding into the processes of action research. The participants shall be required to prepare a proposal on action research in their respective areas of work,” an NCERT statement said.

Teacher educators with background in research can apply for the course till August 30, details of which can be found on the NCERT website.

The course, which runs for seven weeks, carries two credits and requires candidates to have knowledge of how to operate a computer.

“There will be five modules. One module will be discussed per week (first week of getting started and last week of evaluation and assessment.) with one hour per week of net meeting (synchronous communication). Participants are expected to study for two hours per week,” an official statement said.

“The participants should have access to the computer system with internet facility to participate in day-to-day activities. In addition, the participants should also be skilled for accessing the webcam along with the headphone so that the chat and other features can be utilized fully,” the statement added.

The course fee is Rs 1,000 for government organizations and Rs 3,000 for non-government organizations. There will be no course fee for the internal staff of NCERT (NIE, IREs, CIET, CIVE).

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