Faculty of the school plays a pivotal role in elevating the mindfulness of learners and inspiring in the learner a drive to excel in all the endeavors of life. Faculty of DPSG is one such community of lifelong learners who remain active in their fields of study through research, creative output, and other co-curricular activities. Being prompt in acclimating to the need of the child and circumstances, they continuously explore and develop efficient and equitable procedures for the dissemination of knowledge, evaluation of student academic performance and provide timely and appropriate feedback to students which have been proven by the excellent board results.
Professional Learning Communities
At DPSG, we believe that professional training is a necessary ingredient to support innovative and beneficial teaching, and teacher training programmes are indispensable for teachers to equip themselves and cater seamlessly to the 21st century learners.
We realize the need to shift from traditional-based teaching that is largely based on theoretical educational processes to a research-theory-based teaching that informs and inspires teaching practices. The school is committed to providing top quality teacher training and strives to keep its teachers in constant contact with teaching innovations and incorporating new research findings in their teaching practices.
Teacher training is constantly evolving at DPSG and the training sessions are reframed and redesigned to make them thought provoking and constructive in nature. The sessions expose the teachers to innovative and interactive tools and techniques of teaching and assessments. The learnings and skills acquired during the programme go a long way in enhancing the student learning and redefining the entire teaching learning process.
|Teachers during the Google Workshop
With the teaching learning undergoing a paradigm shift, the role of a teacher has become multi-dimensional and challenging more than ever before. Advances in technology and communication make it essential for teachers to reexamine their pedagogical approach and upgrade the skills to better their craft. In keeping with the significance of professional development of teachers, the in-service teacher training programme is a regular feature of DPSG Society schools.
The training programme aims at developing in teachers an understanding of the Learner Profile based on the four pillars of education as well as the various aspects of curriculum transaction such as designing appropriate learning outcomes, using multiple assessment strategies and selection of appropriate teaching learning material. The training experience provides ample opportunities to the teaching fraternity to collaborate with each other, unlearn, relearn and acquire the requisite skills and competence which the present scenario demands of a teacher.
The most effective resource and guide that a teacher can have is a ‘teacher’. Proving this true, this year the school initiated a teacher led online professional development programme –aiding training for the teachers by the teachers and of the teachers. The twelve days long programme saw teachers actively engaging in the sessions in varied capacities as resource persons, facilitators, moderators and as participants.The programme witnessed teacher fueled PechaKucha Presentations followed by Capacity Building Sessions. Inquiry Based learning,SLC,the importance of building a connect with the students and ‘Reflection’ as an empowering tool that facilitates a deeper understanding of self are among the other important take aways of the programme.
|Teachers during the Teacher Sity Workshop||Teacher Sity Workshop|
Exchange programmes provide an opportunity to explore other cultures, traditions, customs, beliefs, societies, languages and much more. Such exchange programmes give students an opportunity to view the world with a different lens. It broadens students’ horizons and increases the tendency of acceptance. As the nations of the world become more interdependent, it becomes increasingly important that students develop a sense of global citizenship. Educational exchange programmes provide a unique opportunity to do so by allowing students to personally experience unfamiliar countries and cultures.
Through international exchange, students learn about the lifestyle and culture of people living in other countries. They develop lasting bonds with their host families and friends. The experience may also allow students to improve their ability to speak another language. Many students find the exchange experience so meaningful that they pursue international careers.
Exchange programmes also benefits the educators. It offers school partnerships, professional development courses for educators, school accreditation and opportunities for policy-makers to share the best practices with international counterparts.
DPSG has initiated diverse student exchange programmes with various counties like France, Germany, UK, China, Spain, Japan, Singapore etc. It is our firm belief that globalization demands an expansion of one’s boundaries to assimilate the best that the world offers and provides us with a repertoire of strategies that can provide a strong platform for revolutionary changes and pedagogical innovations in the future.
|Guests from New Zealand during the pogramme||Students welcoming the Guests from France|