The Objectives of the IASE
- Preparation of teacher educators for all levels of school education.
- Capacity building of the IASE faculty and elementary and secondary teacher educators.
- Promoting research to improve quality education.
- Provide quality teaching and reading material to teachers and teacher educators.
- Establish useful and meaningful linkages between DIETs CTEs and other functionaries like ZSK, DEO, JD.
Implementation of the Curriculum, Assessment and School Experience
The precondition of preparing teachers and teacher educators is to understand the occupation of a teacher or teacher educator. A teacher is a reflective practitioner but she is not a person who just thinks and reflects, rather she is the person who is inquisitive about her experience as a teacher. She questions her own lessons and identifies her achievements and drawbacks. She is aware of her capacities and that of her learners. She critically examines the goals set for her learners and is able to judge the goals in the given socio-political dimensions. In this way her reflection is not a state of mind but an on-going practice. A teacher educator is the person who is capable of instilling the capacity of such reflective practice in teachers.
The teacher educator too is reflecting but her nature of reflection is a little deeper in the areas of educational philosophy and theory. She critically reflects on the ethical and political aspects of education and tries to bring consensus about the ends to be achieved in an educational process. She also critically judges the processes and methods involved in education.
There is a need to develop a flexible framework of process-based teacher education emphasizing the development of ‘professional knowledge and capacities through a variety of self-directed tasks including case studies, projects, seminars, and research activities’.
The change and reform of the B.Ed. and M.Ed. syllabus needs to be done in the areas of learning and the methods of teaching, learning and evaluation. The reform would be on the following lines. The areas are taken directly from the NCFTE 2009.
The Teacher We Wish to Create
The aim is to shape teachers who –
- • have critical awareness on their surroundings.
- • take responsibility of their tasks.
- • have the capacity of problem solving.
- • have the capacity of decision taking.
- • have the capacity of reflective thinking.