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Univ. of Queensland Announces Educator Empowerment Programme, Experts Explain The Need of Modern Learning

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Univ. of Queensland Announces Educator Empowerment Programme, Experts Explain The Need of Modern Learning

Good teachers are those who love being students all their life. Whether it is to cope during a crisis or improve your skills as an educator, grabbing new learning opportunities is always a good idea. Isn't it?

Here’s a chance to build your skills better. The University of Queensland has announced Educator Empowerment Programme - a certified program through four virtual workshops for senior educators on the Modern Learning Environment.

It’s an Initiative by Trade and Investment QueenslandStudy QueenslandThe University of Queensland – India, and ScooNews. Only 300 seats from K-12 schools across India are invited to be a part of this educational event, based on the first-come-first-serve basis. 

About the program:

UQ Educator Empowerment Programme comprises of 4 workshops on The Modern Learning Environment

Who can attend:

Senior educators and teachers

Duration:

This is a 4-day programme as per the below schedule:

22 June, Monday: Masterclass – Launch by TIQ Trade Commissioner and Session - The Modern Teacher and our Modern Learners

23 June, Tuesday: Masterclass – Work-Integrated Learning and Activity

24 June, Wednesday: Workshop – Authentic Assessment for the Modern Learner

25 June, Thursday: Summation (Evaluating our Practice as Educators) and Closing Address by TIQ Trade Commissioner

11 AM IST, every day.

Please note that for certification, all sessions and related exercises have to be attended/submitted

Talking about the programme, Dr. Gurion Ang, Associate Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences - Faculty of Science, told ScooNews, "I was impressed with the positive energy and was enthralled to see the relevant questions asked by the senior educators during today’s session! I’ve been delivering webinars across Australia, and most of South East Asia and recently delivered many masterclasses for Indian students as well as their teachers and school leaders. These workshops are skill-focused and provide you with ideas to modernise your teaching practice. The variety of strategies and resources we have discussed will help you to be creative and engaging with your students."

According to Mr. Gitesh Agarwal, Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner, India, such programmes are beneficial for our educational sector. He said, "TIQ through Study Queensland is very supportive of the comprehensive vision for India, of its educational institutions, and remain committed to enabling, sharing of knowledge, expertise and best practices, in this changing world." 

Mr. Sagar Bahadur, Principal Adviser, Strategic Initiatives, UQ India, added, "In furtherance to UQ’s vision for India towards a shared future with the education community, it was a proud moment to launch another significant initiative - the Teacher Training Program, in partnership with Study Queensland and ScooNews. UQ is committed to supporting Indian educators with modern teaching and learning techniques, that will help in creating and delivering innovating pedagogies for students in this fast-changing world."

About the mentor:

Dr. Gurion Ang (Dr. G) is a teaching and engagement focussed academic from the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland (UQ), where he also completed his PhD in 2017. Apart from teaching ecology and zoology at UQ, Dr. G spends his time working with high-school teachers across the Asia Pacific to renew and refresh their teaching practice by applying modern active learning pedagogy and digital learning.

About the University of Queensland (UQ):

UQ is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities ranked among the world’s Top 50 University with unparalleled teaching and research expertise. With a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.

UQ’s 2,76,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries and include approximately 14,800 PhDs. More than 53,600 current students, including more than 18,600 postgraduate students and approximately 18,000 international students from 134 countries, currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland.

UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and more than 100 research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. This is reflected in UQ being the number one recipient of Australian Research Council Fellowships and Awards nationally across all scheme years (419 awards worth over $290 million).

More on Trade and Investment Queensland: www.facebook.com/TradeandInvestmentQld/

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