Be active learner, not passive recipient

Be active learner, not passive recipient
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Talking to Young Hans, Simon Lind remarked that teaching techniques in India have to be changed to address the gen-y needs, “India is a vast country with huge potential; but very few schools across the country are preparing children for the future”.

Hyderabad: Simon Lind, an international teacher trainer and Professional Development Manager, Cambridge University Press, International Education was in Hyderabad to conduct a workshop to train teachers from CIE Schools as part of ‘Cambridge Professional Development Day’.

Talking to Young Hans, Simon Lind remarked that teaching techniques in India have to be changed to address the gen-y needs, “India is a vast country with huge potential; but very few schools across the country are preparing children for the future”.

Teaching is a very important profession and teachers play a pivotal role in students’ life, hence teachers should be well versed with the syllabus and teaching techniques. More interactive and engaging the teacher is, more students understand the subject”, he added.

He also conducted interactive sessions aiming to encourage teachers to advocate critical thinking, which will enable students evaluate their own thinking and behaviour on issues related to individual and community well-being.

Speaking about the seminar, Simon Lind says, “By organising this series of workshops, we strive to introduce the key skill of critical thinking, which can be described as the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking.

Critical thinking is all about being an active learner rather than a passive recipient of information. We aim to encourage schools and teachers to adopt this new style of thinking, which requires you to think critically and find answers to not just what, but how and why too.”

The event witnessed participation of many schools that are affiliated with Cambridge University Press like Kennedy Global High School, Manthan International School, Chirec International School and Insight International School.

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