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TESS-India OER: Collaborative practices to improve teacher education

Wolfenden, Freda (2015). TESS-India OER: Collaborative practices to improve teacher education. Indian Journal of Teacher Education, 01(03) pp. 33–48.

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As the numbers of children attending school in India rises rapidly ensuring a productive learning experience for every student is a huge challenge. Quality is central to the Government of India’s education policy; major education goals recognise that changes in teachers’ classroom practice are critical to improving students’ learning in elementary and secondary schools across India. This paper describes the rationale and pedagogy of an innovative response to these challenges harnessing contemporary ideas on ‘open’, learning and the increasing availability of network technology in the form of a multilingual Open Educational Resources (OER) teacher education toolkit. The main section of the paper then describes the processes for multi-stakeholder participation in the development of the elements of the OER toolkit and the paper concludes with a discussion of the ‘open’ dimension of the project and how this enables ‘local’ authentication and mediation of use of the OER in each of the project states.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 National Council for Teacher Education, Government of India
ISSN: 2349-6355
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
TESS-IndiaNot SetDfID (Department for International Development)
Extra Information: This journal is not yet fully available online.
Keywords: teacher education; Open Educational Resources; India; teachers
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 46171
Depositing User: Freda Wolfenden
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 11:41
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 01:10
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