Mangaluru, Aug 11: A Capacity Building Programme on ‘Value Education’ was conducted by the CBSE Centre for Excellence, Bengaluru in
, Attavar, Mangaluru on August 6. Sixty teachers from different schools attended this training. There were forty-one teachers from Manipal School, six teachers from Madhav Kripa School, two from Dr NSAM NITTE, two teachers from Prestige International School, Mangaluru, one teacher from Raj Academy School, two teachers from St Aloysius Gonzaga School, two teachers from St Dominic School, two from BRMP Centenary School and two teachers from Canara High School. In all, sixty teachers were trained in the eight hour programme.
The resource person was the much sought after CBSE trainer, Dr Manila Carvalho who is the principal of DPS East, Bengaluru. Dr Carvalho has a doctorate in Adolescent Psychology with thirty - one years of experience in the field of education.
The workshop began with an icebreaker activity where teachers were asked to pen down the values they have and the values they want their students to imbibe. The module aimed at acquainting the participants with the importance on Value education in the Gen Z students and how we as teachers can integrate the values in their daily lessons.
Stress was laid on Communication skills, relationship building and knowledge. Dr Carvalho also gave teachers an insight into the CBSE Manual on Value education and guided teachers on how to use the manual.
During the morning session teachers familiarized themselves on the features and concept of Value education, how to conduct value education activities, how to integrate value education in lessons and the effective teaching methods of value education. Dr. Carvalho also directed teachers on how to be facilitators in creating a conducive value education classroom environment. She elaborated on the teaching competencies required by teachers in order to have a successful value education classroom.
The afternoon session was enriched with various activities listed in the CBSE manual on Value education which included role play and enactment. Later, the teachers were steered towards preparing lesson plans with various values as outcomes. The session was hands on and Dr Carvalho peppered her presentation with anecdotes and case studies that helped teachers to appreciate the necessity of incorporating value education in their teaching.
The major takeaways of the session were as follows:
* Impart values in students at individual, interpersonal, community, national and global levels.
* Introduce spirituality in students.
* Teachers to use value education activities in substitution periods.
* Use CBSE manual and the activities listed to impart value education. * Necessity of building rapport with students.
* Organizing Ted talks, role plays, Kishor Sabhas, MUNs, thematic assemblies, quiz, story etc. to impart value education.
* Build patriotism in students and ensure a love to serve the nation in the Gen Z students. * Giving feedback in a positive manner.
* Ensure the values of harmony, tolerance, happiness, goodness, and kindness are embedded in every student.
* Create good human beings for a peaceful society.
The session ended with submission of feedback forms and distribution of certificates. All the participants were happy that the training programme had given them an opportunity to learn new teaching learning strategies which they could incorporate into their classrooms and cascade to their teams back in school.