HRD Minister launches e-learning course for teachers on experiential learning

CBSE and Tata Trust jointly develop online teacher training course

New Delhi:

Minister of Human Resources Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched a free online experiential learning course for teachers and school leaders. The course was jointly developed by the Central Board of School Education, or CBSE, and Tata Trust. The free online course for teachers is available on the ministry’s DIKSHA platform.

A statement issued in this regard said: “Experiential learning pedagogy enables students to connect the content of learning areas and subjects with their own lives and the world around them.”

“This promotes self-reflection, creativity and effective study skills in students. It is a proven fact that rote learning when replaced by learning by doing accelerates student joy, understanding and conceptual clarity. While the teacher facilitates and guides, the student is able to assess, think critically, make decisions and master knowledge by constructing it, ”he added.

Mr Pokhriyal, in his social media post, said, “I would ask all of them to join this amazing course. We strive to make the learning process of our students more joyful, reflective and multidisciplinary.

“When our teachers are equipped with 21st century skills, it becomes easier for our children to absorb and learn these skills,” added Mr. Pokhriyal.

If the experiential learning course is successful, an end-of-course certificate from the DIKSHA portal will be made available to teachers from July 10, 2020.

“It is hoped that after completing this course, educators will be able to make learning more joyful, reflective and multidisciplinary,” the statement added.

Experiential learning on DIKSHA

Teachers wishing to benefit from the free online training can follow the steps mentioned here to join the course –

Step 1: Download the DIKSHA application on Android smartphone

2nd step: Log in using the required login information

Step 3: Click on the designated links to open the courses on the DIKSHA portal