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Education in 21st Century should be Learner-centred
Education in the 21st century should be learner-centred and should pace with the rapid advancements in the society, Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University (TNTEU) Vice-Chancellor T. Padmanaban has said.
Education had become more complex than before. It now required the teachers to perform multiple activities such as teaching, evaluating, communicating, guiding, counselling, organising co-curricular activities, participating in the community programs and addressing student’s issues, he said while participating in the graduation ceremony at Vellalar College of Education for Women here on Thursday.
All these activities in the present century should be learner-centred. This had put a lot of responsibilities on the teachers and institutions imparting education, he pointed out.
The teachers should put in their wholehearted efforts to help children learn skills that would prepare them for the future challenges and cope with the rapidly changing environment, he stressed.
The teacher education in the country should also prepare human resources for the effective implementation of education program for the disadvantaged learners and to cater to the special needs of the differently-abled and gifted children, he added.
The country, he said, was on the threshold of major economic revolution and emerging as a knowledge power.
If the country had to sustain its development, it required learner-oriented syllabus, global education for all, quality assurance and accreditation.
Later, he presented degree certificates to 118 students. Gold medals were presented to three toppers in the college.
College Secretary S.D. Chandrasekar presided. Principal M.L. Sengodan and faculty members were present.