Globalization demands a new dimension to our approach to teacher education. Such an education would mean imparting skills to prospective teachers that would develop their physical, mental, social, cultural and civic abilities to the fullest potential to confidently interact and work in diverse teaching environs or situations.
Teachers need to have the transversal knowledge, skills and attitudes to become “facilitators” for the “positive change” in the society. They need to encourage their learners’ independence, their creativity, self-reliance and self-criticism. They need to help their students to learn to debate and negotiate and to take part in decision-making processes. For that, teacher education must not only about knowing, but also about knowing how to be and knowing what to do. If we take that assumption for granted, the role of a teacher training institute becomes a very demanding one, and it is clear that student teachers must be educated qualitatively during the years of pre-service education they have.
All our activities at Bhai Gurdas Institute of Education, Sangrur are based on a participatory spirit that reduces the inhibition levels of B.Ed. students and thus assist them in becoming aware of their learning and teaching potential. The institute strives to equip its members with the appropriate knowledge and desirable attitude. It provides an ideal atmosphere for learning the teaching competencies and the communication skills. It keeps pace with the ever-changing global scenario to provide the best facilities to the student teachers and teacher educators in order to make them successful professionals. Special emphasis is laid on co-curricular activities, moral values and social service to facilitate social transformation as global citizens. Being a vibrant learning resource, BGIE has a guiding philosophy to integrate knowledge, application of knowledge & dissemination of knowledge to create a synergetic impact.
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Dr. Amandeep Kaur