Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Con­fer­ence from to­mor­row

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The Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Con­fer­ence ( NEC) - “Ed­u­ca­tion Mat­ters: To­wards Ex­cel­lence” will be held from to­mor­row till the 12th Jan­uary 2017 at Phuentshol­ing. About 170 ed­u­ca­tors in­clud­ing DEOs, TEOs, prin­ci­pals, teach­ers, and of­fi­cials from the Min­istry, BCSEA, and REC will deliberate on is­sues and pri­or­ity ar­eas re­lated to three pil­lars of ed­u­ca­tion – school, cur­ricu­lum, and teach­ers.

The con­fer­ence will pro­pose for es­tab­lish­ment of spe­cial­ized schools for science, sports, per­form­ing arts, hu­man­i­ties. Stu­dents who are gifted in each of the ar­eas will study in th­ese re­spec­tive schools. Be­sides the reg­u­lar cur­ricu­lum, spe­cial thrust will be of­fered in ar­eas of their spe­cial tal­ents.

Fur­ther in view of the gen­eral need for im­prove­ment in English pro­fi­ciency in our teach­ers, the con­fer­ence will pro­pose the next pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment to be English lan­guage pro­fi­ciency im­prove­ment. Teach­ers will be en­gaged in im­prov­ing English lan­guage through direct con­tact train­ing fol­lowed by self- learn­ing through­out the year. At a sub­se­quent year teach­ers may be tested on the English lan­guage pro­fi­ciency.

The con­fer­ence will also dis­cuss on value ed­u­ca­tion to be in­tro­duced in cur­ricu­lum. The con­fer­ence will pro­pose for de­vel­op­ment of value ed­u­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum es­pe­cially at lower classes from PP- VI.

In or­der m to pro­mote Dzongkha in our schools the con­fer­ence pro­poses to adopt the rec­om­men­da­tions such as Dzongkha to be main sub­ject , stu­dents must manda­to­rily pass the Dzongkha sub­ject at all lev­els, al­lo­cate sep­a­rate Dzongkha teacher to teach Dzongkha in the lower classes in­stead of the gen­eral teach­ers teach­ing the Dzongkha sub­ject, de­velop Dzongkha teach­ing- learn­ing ma­te­ri­als to be used in the schools, al­lo­cate more Dzongkha pe­ri­ods in classes PP to III and train Dzongkha teach­ers on lat­est teach­ing ped­a­gogy amongst oth­ers.

The con­fer­ence will end on 12th of Jan 2017.

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