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YIP: Training to Help Nurture Teachers as ‘Change-makers’

Thiruvananthapuram: Young Innovators Program (YIP) is a unique project developed by Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) to improve the creative quotient and scientific temper among students and the academic fraternity. To enable the teachers in meeting the objectives of YIP, a State-wide facilitators’ training programme has been initiated. Around 1000 teachers from various

Thiruvananthapuram: Young Innovators Program (YIP) is a unique project developed by Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) to improve the creative quotient and scientific temper among students and the academic fraternity.

To enable the teachers in meeting the objectives of YIP, a State-wide facilitators’ training programme has been initiated.

Around 1000 teachers from various disciplines have been shortlisted to attend the programme. ICT Academy of Kerala has been entrusted with the task of formulating a curriculum and training model for the programme.

The programme is crafted based on the design thinking workshop conducted by Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) and ICT Academy’s curriculum on Industry 4.0.

It will help provide insights into the impact of technology on people, planet and communities. Through this programme, the teachers will be equipped with relevant skills such as design thinking, creativity, technological tools for design thinking and prototyping.

The learning will help teachers in designing their lesson plans and teaching methods that are suitable for the new generation students. It is also intended to encourage teachers as ‘change-makers’ and to lead social projects in association with students.

The projects thus created will be evaluated by a panel of experts, and those projects that have the potential to make far-reaching positive impacts in society will be shortlisted for rewards and a state-wide implementation.

The programme will conclude by the end of February and ICT Academy aims to train  more than 1000 teachers across 32 locations in Kerala.

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