My husband retired the week of the lockdown. We had just moved to our home which is on a farm in a rather remote village and were still in the process of shifting our goods and chattels from the apartment Read more
Since more and more teaching is happening through the virtual mode in these homebound times, the next logical requirement to emerge will be the open book test system. Many of the earlier assessment formats being used to place, diagnose or Read more
Oxford University Press (OUP), with its long and assiduous relationship with its dedicated teacher base, has started developing a steady stream of thought leadership content on its Online Teacher Training platform, a portal dedicated to professional development for teachers. In the light of the changed circumstances and the ‘new normal’ modes of conducting classes and attending trainings, much learning and unlearning, research and exploration, assessment and reflection will have to be sought and processed, especially if the exacting demands of the revitalized National Education Policy 2020 are to be met. The objective behind OUP engaging in thought leadership is to consistently answer the most pressing questions on the minds of teachers, administrators, parents and students, in times of global shifts. The thought leadership component on the OUP Online Teacher Training platform draws upon the knowledge, experience, and the resource pool offered by experts, and academicians, and the best practices shared by members of the teaching community, to smooth over the ‘Knowing-Doing Gap’, as also to convert talk into action. Content posted on this platform will help practitioners stay in touch with informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise, innovate, turn ideas into reality, and know and show how to replicate their success. OUP is, as always, happy to render this support to the academic community and hopes that all stakeholders will benefit from the initiative.