An official told Zee News on Sunday, that India will set up a Malaviya Commonwealth Chair for Cross Boarders Teachers Education. They said that a research consortium for grouping has also been proposed.
The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Smriti Irani made an announcement in this regard at the 19 Conference of Commonweath Education Ministers which was held at Nassau from June 22 to 26.
The committee will focus on issues related to curriculum development, pedagogy, student assessment, pre-service and in-service teacher training and capacity development.
Irani also proposed the setting up of a Commonwealth Consortium for Research which can function in collaboration with the Commonwealth Education hub and provide cross-funding for research projects which member nations deem appropriate.
Irani proposed that India post digitised materials of Commonwealth countries on its soon-to-be established national E-Library and India would provide its E-Learning platform SWAYAM to host e-courseware developed by Commonwealth of Learning.
The conference was attended by the education ministers of the 38 Commonwealth countries. It deliberated upon `Quality Education for Equitable Development`.
Irani said at the conference, “There could be no more opportune time than now that the Commonwealth countries work towards a more coordinated and holistic approach towards rationalising methods and processes for inclusive and qualitative expansion of education in the respective countries.”