Stage I – Basic Level

This stage has been built with a special focus of preparing new entrants in the field of teaching to become well versant with the basic needs of pedagogy that will enable them to successfully run their classes in the first couple of years in the profession, especially if  the new teachers have attended any teaching courses at all or few. To begin with, they will participate in the ‘Basic Course’ which will help them in developing better understanding about children and their role in helping children learn. It will provide a basic orientation to teaching as a profession and introduce the key aspects of teaching, learning and assessments. Also, it will help novice teachers to reflect on their classroom experiences with guidance and learn from feedback

The foundation level professional development opportunity will enable teachers to get oriented with the fundamental aspects of teaching and learning and to get acquainted with the basic skills required to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of educational philosophy when planning and teaching
  • Plan lessons to achieve SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timed) objectives aligned with the grade level they teach
  • Use essential strategies to evaluate student learning
  • Communicate in the target/ instructional language
  • Give clear instructions to students to engage them in meaningful learning
  • Review students’ work and provide timely feedback
  • Able to self-reflect and learn from experiences, workshops and support provided to improve classroom practices.
  • Understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the subject he or she teaches and create learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content
  • Connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues
  • Use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s decision making
  • Use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways