The Bangalore-based TISB Training Academy housed in the iconic The International School, Bangalore will be offering the University of Nottingham’s PGCEi in India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Maldives and Nepal coming December this year. The diploma program, essentially an online course having 60 credits spread over eight months, has also a four-day of face to face training component which will take place in January 2018 at TISB Academy. The inaugural course begins in December with a capacity of 25 and from next time onward will be a 60-seat capacity offer. The blended option of face to face interaction is for developing a working relation and then the course continues in distance mode in virtual space. The course fee is 3600 pounds.
TISB Training Academy (esb in 2008) runs diploma and certificate programs for in-service teachers and school leaders. With the PGCEi from the University of Nottingham, a truly international university, with the School of Education ranked 4th in the UK in the QS World University Rankings 2017, TISB Academy is looking to break the ceiling in the way teacher training happens in India. “The B Ed program is has a theoretical foundation with little practice or practical knowledge but at the same time children are changing, technology is changing so is society. Children complain if classroom teaching is boring. So, here is a course which is based on latest research in education and best practices around the world and is enabling for a teacher,” says Dr Bindu Hari, Director TISB, NAFL & NPS Institutions.
The PGCEi is relevant to all curricula, subjects and phases. It focuses on the improvement of individual teaching practice through critical reflection and research on practice. It also enables you to compare teaching approaches in different countries and develop a global approach to education According to Anne Emerson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nottingham University, who was in India in connection with the commencement of this program at TISB Training Academy, the course is being offered for the first time in Indian subcontinent, In several places including China, the expatriates community has immensely benefited from this course in improving their classroom engagements. PGCEi program can also lead to Masters in education at the Nottingham University. “Those who qualify the program get an entry into the masters program of the university and have to complete more 120 credits,” Prof Emerson adds. With PGCEi, a teacher can improve his or her practice examining his or her education system from an international perspective, make appropriate use of professional and research literature and build own knowledge of the assumptions, concepts, and principles of a range of learning theories, evaluating their usefulness in specific situations