The Osmania University (OU) is likely to establish school of education in March this year to train over 5,000 teacher educators and secondary school in-service teachers in next two years.
The school will be set up under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) sponsored Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission for Teacher Training scheme.
“The School of Education will be on par with those in Central universities where we will be launching certificate courses, exchange programmes to train teacher educators. We will also be extending research in education sector,” said Prof T Mrunalini, dean, faculty of education at Osmania University.
There will be two centres at the school, one for pre-service Teachers and Professional Development of Teacher Educators and other one for Curriculum and Educational Development.
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The school is aimed to transform pedagogy and research practices in India’s education sector through intensive training programmes. Along with enhancing curriculum and preparing e-modules for teacher education, the School of Education will also conduct pedagogical interventions to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the education sector.
“Teachers teaching bachelor of education and master of education courses in five state universities do not have sufficient exposure in terms of training. The school will be extending support to teachers of Palamuru University, Telangana University, Mahatma Gandhi University among others,” said Prof Mrunalini.