Monday, 21 June, 2021

Nepal Democracy

Category: Education


Unesco CAPed Program Offered Training For Teachers To Improve ICT Skills And Online Presentation

As schools are shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, alternative teaching methods are the only way students can continue learning. In September 2020, the UNESCO CapED program hosted training sessions in Nepal to improve teacher skills for ICT tools, presentation tools like slides by HiSlide (Powerpoint, Google Slide, and Keynote). The training session also aims to show teachers how to teach education through platforms online, radio and television offerings.

Distance Leaning | Remote Teaching Strategies

“Alternative methods for teaching and learning are very useful methods in this trying times of Corona 19 crisis. Premnarayan Bandari, a teacher at the Shuri Leh Sungga Secondary School in Gourumi, is amnong the participants. One third were women. Training completed in 5 days and were able to receive certificates after the course of training.

Use of Slides For Online Teaching Presentation

For distance learning to be truly effective, this will depend primarily on the teacher’s facilitation. It is important to address the gaps on the teacher’s ability on distance learning. This was among the challenges of teachers as identified by UNESCO consultations.

Before the training, Unesco CAPed gave technical support for the Education Human Resource Development Center (CEHRD). They have also developed guidelines for teachers and parents in order to encourage distance learning. These guidelines had been approved by the government and had the basis for training CAPed teachers.

Nepalese Participants Are Primarily Focused On Teachers

Teachers participating in the activity were selected according to different geographical locations to better represent the Nepal County. With so many teachers interested in the course training, UNESCO has expanded its program to support more teachers than originally planned. But, even after the expansion, there are still several teachers who wish to benefit from this useful course training.

“[Distance Education] is among the best ways to help facilitate learning despite of the pandemic. This is a cost-effective way to motivate and engage students. The training has given us new educational skills,” said Sham Sundal Parajuri, a teacher at Banepah Himalaya Middle School.

The feedback collected after the meeting motivated participants to learn and develop their skills and found the training to be very helpful. Participants also need to pay attention to parents and propose some ways to best support the family learning of children.

UNESCO – CAPed Program | Training For Teachers

This training is one of many activities carried out by UNESCO in response to COVID-19 in cooperation with CEHRD, Nepal Teachers’ Federation and Women Teachers’ Association through CapED. In order to continue learning, CapED helped launch the educational radio program Radio Pathshala. In cooperation with the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Regional Radio Station Association, there are currently more than 200 radio stations including 77 regions of Nepal in their programs.