‘Learning outcome will improve with quality education’

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SRINAGAR: Urging teaching community to improve their skill sets, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Saturday said that learning outcomes will only improve when the quality of teaching improves.
The Advisor Ganai said this while addressing a gathering of teachers who were attending five-day State level workshop on “Post-NAS” activities, here at the auditorium of Government Girls Higher Secondary Kothibagh.
The workshop which started from 11th September was organized by State Institute of Education Kashmir in collaboration with SAMAGRA SHIKSHA J&K.
Director School Education Kashmir, G N Itoo, State Project Director SAMAGRA Samiksha Tufail Mattoo, Joint Director Trainings Mehmood Hussain, resource person NCERT Professor Das and other important dignitaries were present on the function.
He urged upon teachers to do a “self-introspection” so as to check if they are doing justice to their job for which they get handsome salaries.
“Our State in comparison to many other States in the Country pays handsomely to its near four lakh employees, which includes 1.5 lakh teachers also. Therefore, it becomes our responsibility to assess ourselves for the work we do,” the Advisor said.
The Advisor also suggested developing some sort of “measurable” with which the performance of teachers could be assessed and monitored. He said there is a saying, “Whatever, cannot be measured, cannot be monitored.”
He said there are various techniques used in Western, or even in many Eastern countries, including using assessment forms, with which performance of a person could be assessed. He said training organization also use similar kind of assessment and if the trainees rate their trainer high they continue to use their services, else he gets discontinued.
The Advisor said it is important that system needs to develop to built capacity of teachers and have measurable outcomes to improve our working style.

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