Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra

Empowering Minds for Changes

  
  

Skill Enhancement Programme for Teachers (SEPT)

  1. Project name and introduction

Skill Enhancement Programme for Teachers (SEPT)

The average literacy rate of Gorakhpur as per 2011 census was 70.83%. For Primary school there are 64 students per teacher. There is lack of academic resources, latest teaching practices, innovation and efficient delivery of subjects. This hampers the quality of teaching and results in dropouts. The project aims to inculcate reflective practice among the teachers, provide opportunities for self learning, reflection, assimilation and articulation of new ideas. It will also develop capacities for self-directed learning and ability to think, be critical and to work in groups. The teachers will get to observe and engage with children, communicate with and relate to them.

DIET faculty members, Government officials from education department, retired or serving teachers, resource persons, SMC members, PRI members, community people etc will play a major role in the project.

  1. Duration and intervention area

The project started in the month of August 2018 and will come to an end on March 2019. The project covers Bhathat block in Sadar tehsil and Sardarnagar block in Chauri Chaura tehsil.

  1. Goal

To capacitate a cadre of 500 teachers for teaching through new pedagogy which would be innovative, life skills based and interesting.

  1. Objectives
  2. Skill enhancement of 500 teachers of primary and upper primary government schools to improve the quality of education.
    2. Development of cognitive aspects in around 20, 000 children thereby improving their performance.
    3. Collectivization of various stakeholders in charting out the project activities for effective implementation.
  3. Beneficiaries

The end beneficiaries will be around 20,000 children studying in Primary and Upper Primary classes in Government schools of Gorakhpur district. These children primarily belong to poor and vulnerable sections of the society who cannot afford quality education. They are also first generation learners in their family.

  1. Key Components

Partnership with Government bodies

Government is a major stakeholder in the project. Liasoning and partnership with the State and District Government bodies is made.

Capacity building of 500 Primary and Upper Primary teachers

500 Primary and Upper Primary teachers from Government will be given capacity building training in 2 phases where emphasis will be on develop innovative teaching methodologies and pedagogies. Modules and teaching materials will be developed to meet desired outcomes.

Strengthening of School Management Committees

The SMCs will be strengthened to play active role in performing their various functions efficiently. School Development Plans will also be developed and implemented.

Making community aware about the importance of education

The importance of education is yet to be realized by the community people. Various awareness drives will be conducted to improve attendance and lower drop out rate of the children.

Pre and post assessment of children

To assess the project’s impact pre and post assessment of a sample size of children will be done.

  1. Desired Outcome

This project will provide 500 Government teachers from two tehsils of Gorakhpur with the ability to access information and creating spaces for enhancement through enlargement of own perception. The end beneficiaries will be around 20,000 children studying in Primary and Upper Primary classes. The project’s intervention will strengthen the constructive and creative transaction of classroom practices, create a District/ Block Resource Group to accelerate the qualitative provision of intensive, innovative and regular support for the teachers at the school and tehsil level, organize workshops and enhance competencies of teachers.

Enhancement of teachers skills will make learning interesting and engaging for the children. This will further increase the enrollment numbers of children, improve their retention rate and decrease the dropout rate. It is also reflected in their performance during the classroom and in exams.