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Teacher Development

all teacher taking picture after Teacher training in Nepal

VIN’s Nepal teacher development volunteer program offers a chance to assess and amend the current Nepali educational system to influence positive change.Teacher training in Nepal is not found to be conducted and most of the teachers of school are not trained. Students find difficult to understand what teacher teaches, and students are found to only learn those thing what teachers are teaching without even knowing the meaning of what he/she is learning. VIN, with the help of International Volunteers would run teacher trainings so that teachers can use their Knowledge in effective way, help students with skills  and make them confident, make learning and understanding the concepts easy for students. Volunteers in this program are first given the chance to observe pedagogical methods in the classroom, from which they can form suggestion in later consultations with the teachers. The suggestions could range from offering teaching resources in the form of activities or workshops of your own, or simply discussing more contemporary engaging ways to teaching.

If necessary you may also be involved in the teaching of English to Nepalese teachers (in government schools). These skills serve to empower them, so that they may provide high quality teaching to their students. This program at VIN is also looking at expanding to include a teacher exchange program, where schools from Nepal and abroad may collate ideas and methods. VIN finds locations. This Nepal teacher development volunteer program stands as a strong advocate of quality education.

Issues facing Nepal’s Education System:

The issue that we must address in Nepal is not only attendance in schools, but the quality of teaching at these institutions. A shocking 60 percent of public schools in Nepal are staffed by untrained and unqualified teachers, this is where VIN’s teacher development program fits in. This program mainly aims at teacher training in Nepal for uplifting the education and learning system in Neapl. The organisation is currently affiliated with seven schools in the Kathmandu valley.

Objectives

VIN aims to promote quality education in Nepal through the development of teachers. In accomplishing this the organisation and its volunteers have been active in conducting:

  • Pedagogic and behaviour management training
  • Children’s psychology training
  • Interactive seminars/discussions
  • Teacher exchange visits
  • Individual support/assistance
  • Promote teamwork to foster congenial learning environment in school.
  • Develop a built-in mechanism of support system through class observation, feedback, etc.

Many of the teachers have benefited from such programs receiving reports of significant positive change in their respective classrooms. These changes include, but are not limited to:

  • Easing teacher workloads through integrated teaching methods
  • Facilitating the management of students
  • Improving attendance/engagement of students through entertaining learning activities
  • Fostering better community attitude towards schools

Volunteers in teacher development support teachers by providing teaching materials and sharing their own experiences from their own experiences. Your personal insight can make a world of difference to these children’s education. This cross-cultural interaction with the teachers allows for a mutual broadening of knowledge in the field. Volunteering for teacher training in Nepal, gives volunteers a chance to challenge themselves and step outside of their comfort zone. The nature of the task at hand has potential to push the teachers to learn about adjusting to various systems, moulding them into more well-rounded global educators. VIN also interested in the prospect of school linking, with other countries, so that students may interact online.

VIN also runs teaching program like teaching English in buddhist Monasteries where volunteers can teach Monks and exchange and know about cultures.

Project Summary

Program: Teaching
Project: Teacher Development
Start Dates: 1st and 15th of each month
Language Requirements: English (basic Nepali is provided)
Food and Accommodation: Provided with a host family / guest house – Nepali standard: rice lentil soup, vegetables etc
Key Activities: Teacher training, model class to local teachers, follow up support, course designing
Beneficiaries: Local teachers: Early Childhood Centres, primary, secondary
Working Hours: 3 to 4 hours a day , 6 days a week
Required Qualifications and Skills: Sound knowledge and experience in teacher development, fluent spoken and written English

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