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Teacher Education
through School-based
Support in India
World Education Summit
Freda Wolfenden
7 August 2014
Quality Education in Schools
New architecture for teacher education
• At scale
• Congruent with national policy
frameworks but locally relevant
• Harne...
TESS-India
An innovative, scalable & sustainable
teacher education response that aims to
improve the quality of teacher ed...
TESS- India OER: from policy to practice
in classroom teaching and learning
Teachers learning through
participation in act...
Photos: TESS-India CC-BY-SA
Multiple forms of access
Multiple modes of use and support
Pre-service eg BTC / D.El.Ed
Professional Development
programmes: CRC level training,
Bl...
TESS-India AV OER
Video clips support teachers’
learning; inspire, illustrate and
explain ( commentary to
identify key lea...
Very early lessons
 importance of broker to mediate and support teacher engagement ( range
of actors in this role)
 find...
TESS-India MOOC
 Aimed at Teacher Educators –
professional learning
 Building capacity in their use of TI and
other OER ...
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WES 2014 - Thought Leaders Panel - Freda Wolfendon, Senior Lecturer, Education and Development, The Open University

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WES 2014 - Thought Leaders Panel - Freda Wolfendon, Senior Lecturer, Education and Development, The Open University

  1. 1. Teacher Education through School-based Support in India World Education Summit Freda Wolfenden 7 August 2014
  2. 2. Quality Education in Schools
  3. 3. New architecture for teacher education • At scale • Congruent with national policy frameworks but locally relevant • Harness technology platforms and open content • Focus on teachers’ classroom practices; pedagogic skills and capabilities • Classroom as site of learning
  4. 4. TESS-India An innovative, scalable & sustainable teacher education response that aims to improve the quality of teacher education Collaborative production and use of Open Educational Resources ( text and AV) to improve teachers’ classroom practices. Led by The Open University, UK, working alongside the Indian Government Subject areas English, Maths, Science, Leadership, Language & Literacy Photo: TESS-India CC-BY-SA Focus States Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
  5. 5. TESS- India OER: from policy to practice in classroom teaching and learning Teachers learning through participation in activities in their own classrooms Enhances teacher agency and diminishes teacher isolation Possibilities of endless adaptation and development of the OER
  6. 6. Photos: TESS-India CC-BY-SA Multiple forms of access
  7. 7. Multiple modes of use and support Pre-service eg BTC / D.El.Ed Professional Development programmes: CRC level training, Block training Strengthening their academic role
  8. 8. TESS-India AV OER Video clips support teachers’ learning; inspire, illustrate and explain ( commentary to identify key learning points) Organised by themes ( 10) - key practices in the pedagogy of the TESS-India OER Schools in range of contexts
  9. 9. Very early lessons  importance of broker to mediate and support teacher engagement ( range of actors in this role)  finding a balance between the local and global  need to exploit new technologies progressively - off line formats including print still essential  collaboration critical for scale and quality
  10. 10. TESS-India MOOC  Aimed at Teacher Educators – professional learning  Building capacity in their use of TI and other OER in teacher education  Developing their understanding of principles and practices of openness Photo: TESS-India CC-BY-SA

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