The Oracle Education Foundation (OEF), funded by Oracle Corporation, welcomed more than 100 teachers to their first Project Learning Institute in India. This training event will be held at the Zonal Institute of Education and Training in Mysore.
The Project Learning Institute is a professional development programme that trains teachers how to integrate technology, project learning, and 21st century skills development into their classroom curricula.
The course uses OEF’s online learning platform, ThinkQuest, to showcase exceptional project-learning examples, and help teachers to produce projects as a part of their training experience. ThinkQuest currently supports over 113,000 students and teachers in India.
All of the participants are teachers in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), a premier, government-supported school system. These teachers completed six weeks of online training prior to attending the live training event in Mysore.
This initiative supports India’s National Council for Education Research & Training (NCERT) in its objective to adopt project learning in classrooms across the country. Over 330 teachers from 23 countries have attended Project Learning Institutes in Brazil, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States.
According to Clare Dolan, Vice President, Oracle Corporate Citizenship, the Project Learning Institute helps educators to incorporate project learning and 21st century skills development into their curriculum.
Dr. G. Ravindra, Joint Director, NCERT said that India’s National Curriculum Framework (NCF-2005) emphasises learner-centered pedagogy and project-based learning. The Project Learning Institute helps over 100 teachers in the country develop the skills required to support these objectives in the classroom.
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