Activity and Competency Learning workshop concludes

Kohima, September 8 (MExN): A three-day Activity and Competency Learning (ACL) workshop was held at State Institute of Educational Management and Training (SIEMAT) from August 30 to September 1.
In the introductory session, Thongsenlo (ADC, DMA SSA Kohima) stated that ACL programmes are initiated by SCERT and funded by SSA, SMA Nagaland. He briefed the teachers about the aims of ACL, which is activity oriented focusing on the capability of each learner. He lamented there is only partial implementation of ACL despite it being started in 2012, informed a press release. He further urged untrained teachers to get trained keeping in mind the recent act of parliament.
A keynote and concept on ACL was enunciated by Thungchibemo, Reader SCERT. He opined that successful implementation of ACL will solve many problems of education at the nascent stage. ACL, he said, embraces lots of activities which are extracted from school syllabus. Thungchibemo also mentioned various factors affecting government schools in Nagaland such as poor enrolment, qualified but unskilled teachers, Communitization Act, sincerity and dedication of teachers.
On day one, the resource persons were Peteneilhou, TOTs Chiephobozou on ACL concept, Ruth, PT from GPS Minister Hill and Peletuonou, TOTs from L. Khel on Learning Ladder Logo & Grouping.
Day two had demonstration class on ACL by Ruth and Peletuonou. It was divided into subject wise – Maths, English and EVS. Lovilie Vakha, Co-ordinator EBRC Suchü Zubza moderated the session.
Rushulo Khing, Co-ordinator, EBRC Tseminyu moderated the day three session. The teacher trainees made a pledge on Swachh Pakhwada.
In the valedictory session, Khrietou Mezhur, Director, SCERT emphasized on the importance of activity based learning where due care should be given to child learners. He stressed on the significance of constructivist approach to education and at the same time urged teachers to enhance their skills, efficiency, method, technique and update knowledge often through professional course of training and refresher course.
Feedback of the workshop was given by all EBRC blocks. Francis Magh, TOTs, EBRC Tseminyu was the overall recorder of the workshop.