Leh, Ladakh: The 3-day workshop on Differentiated Instruction and Gender-Responsive Pedagogy organised by the Department of Education, CTA began on 31 July 2023 at the Tibetan Children’s Village School, Ladakh. The opening programme was attended by Tenzin Rabten, Director and Dhondul Jigme, Principal of TCV School Ladakh, workshop facilitators; Dr. Kalsang Wangdu, Field Representative, Alinea International and Tenzin Dorjee, Head of Academic Section, DoE, and the teacher participants. Principal Dhondul Jigme welcomed the workshop facilitators and participants to the workshop. He gave a brief background about the workshop and need of teachers to participate in the continuous professional development as encouraged by NEP 2020. Director Tenzin Rabten stressed on the need of active participation in the workshop and be able to implement in the classroom as a part of follow up.
The workshop aims to equip the teachers with the understanding of the need of differentiating classroom instructions based on the diversity of learners in the classroom, key characteristics and aspects of gender-responsive pedagogy, lesson planning and formative assessment. During the 3-day workshop, the two facilitators applied various strategies by providing the participants with pre-reading articles and collaborative assignments. Participants were allowed to work and discuss in groups, and share their learning during the sessions. The facilitators initiated discussion, and responded to the queries and feedback provided by the participants.
Tenzin Dorjee is taking sessions on Differentiated Instruction and Dr. Kalsang Wangdu on Gender-Responsive Pedagogy. A total number of 27 teachers with 20 females and 5 males are participating in the workshop. The workshop was funded by the Global Affairs Canada through the Alinea International.
Earlier on 27 – 29 July 2023, Tenzin Dorjee accompanied by Dr. Kalsang Wangdu visited the TCV Ladakh’s primary branches and main school. They observed the classroom facilities of all levels, labs, teachers’ reading corner, hostels and interacted with head-teachers and principal at the schools to understand the need of support of DOE, CTA. They also visited SEMCOL to understand their system of learning.
–Filed by the Department of Education, CTA