The Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations of Education at NCERT organised a six week training course on ‘Peace Education’ that came to a close on Friday.
The course that started on May 30, was attended by 32 government school teachers from all over India. The main focus of the course was the development of skills, attitudes and competencies among teachers for being peaceful and promoting peace related attitudes and abilities among students.
This 40-day workshop was a huge success, as was evident from the positive responses of the teachers. According to Dhirender Singh a teacher from Bhopal and Sri Bhagwan Pandey a teacher from Bihar, the workshop came as a refreshing change and broke the monotony in their lives.
They felt that they had become so rigid in their lives that they had forgotten how to relax. Vinod Mishra and Yogesh Kumar Tonk from Delhi felt the same way. One of the most useful things they learned at this workshop was how to control their temper in class.
They felt it made them better human beings. Rajesh Sharma from Punjab and B Adhikari from Sikkim agreed wholeheartedly. They confessed that the workshop helped them in their daily lives as well. This workshop also called ‘peace meet’ had a number of interesting activities for the teachers.
Brain games and meditation classes were also held. Professor Daya Pant, the coordinator of the workshop was pleased with the outcome. She felt that this workshop was very necessary for the teachers.