Teachers are called ‘nation builders’. If that is true, what sort of nation/world have we built over the years? The most impressionable part of a person’s life is spent in school. This is the time one’s attitudes and values are shaped. That means, as teachers we have a great role in shaping a child’s personality. As teachers, are we doing justice to our roles as ‘nation builders’ and ‘torch bearers of civilization’? This question is a major concern to educators. ETST workshops bring the spotlight to values education which will lead to the formation of an ethical society.
Type of programme: Training programme
Frequency and Timing: Two workshops in a year at Asia Plateau; local workshops as required
Location: Different parts of India
Active since: 1991
Context: A school is supposed to be one of the fundamental socializing agencies that instills value education in its students leading them to become citizens who contribute to the world we live in. However, the reality is quite different; we see educated men and women who are selfish, greedy, violent and divisive. This clearly shows that schools have failed to improve the moral fabric of our nations. A group of HRD professionals in Pune led by Kiran Gandhi, felt a need to address this issue, leading to the birth of ‘Education Today Society Tomorrow’ workshops.
Aims and Objectives: Rebuilding schools, Rebuilding the world.
ETST workshops work towards bringing the passion back into the teaching profession by initiating positive changes in the way an individual thinks, learns and interacts, leading to holistic improvement in the educational scenario in India and the world. The workshop addresses all the relevant domains of a teacher’s being:
- Teacher as a person – ability to manage oneself. Our programme emphasizes the need for an individual to examine oneself critically with regard to one’s thoughts, beliefs and actions and to make improvements in one’s character so that one may lead one’s life more effectively
- Teacher as a facilitator – ability to innovate and upgrade one’s attitude, knowledge and skills to improve classroom interactions
- Teacher as an administrator –ability to lead and manage students / an organization
- Teacher as a change maker – ability to be a catalyst for change in one’s school, community, country and the world
ETST engages all the stakeholders of the educational sphere, viz. the parents, students, managements as well as government authorities.
Therefore there is an urgent need to relook at our role as teachers and schools in creating a sustainable, respectful and peaceful society.
Details of the upcoming program:
Dates: 2nd to 5th May 2017
Program Contribution: The subsidized contribution for this workshop at Rs.7600/- per participant would cover the cost of participant’s accommodation, meals, training, course material. The contribution for Children’s programme (between 5-12 yrs. of age), would be Rs.4000/- per child.
Arrival time: 2nd May by 11:30 AM
Departure time: 5th May by 1:30 PM
Zarin Virji : +91 9820386067
Seema Shaikh: + 91 98212 82070