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Delhi govt school teachers to visit Finland: Sisodia

The Delhi government will soon send a team of teachers from its schools to Finland to observe and assess the education system there and suggest measures for implementation of same in the national capital, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.

Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister of Delhi, made the comments while addressing through video conferencing, the Fourth International Symposium on Creative Education being held in Finland.

“I went to Finland for a visit and I realised teacher-training is one area where we (Delhi) do not focus at all. I am planning to send few teachers to Finland who will visit schools and assess the best measures adopted in their education system. They will interact with and learn from the head of schools there,” Sisodia said. “I was quite impressed at a Govt school in Finland.

“Teachers were using tablets for maintaining the database of students. When I asked if I can take a picture of the student, she checked in her tablet if the parents had given the permission or not. I was impressed with that idea. I came back and had a discussion with my officers if we can do similarly in Delhi,” he said. Sisodia had visited Finland in September this year study the schooling system. He had visited various schools, universities during the visit and interacted with education experts and officials. “Another thing I observed in Finland was the teacher-parent engagement which I tried to implement in Delhi by organising mega PTMs as festivals.

“The classroom teaching methodology was very poor in government schools. It wasn’t centered on student but on curriculum. There is a huge gap between the market demand and the higher education. Conventional courses are being continued,” Sisodia added. 
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