Activating Learning in the Classroom - Macquarie Workshop



Nehru World School, Ghaziabad collaborated with Macquarie University to deliver a workshop on "Activating Learning in the Classroom” on 16th January 2018, for the teachers of pre-primary and primary school. The workshop was conducted by Pro


fessor Lynda Yates, - Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University Australia, Department of Linguistics and Associate Dean International.


The aim of the session was to support the teachers to activate learning in their own classes and share strategies to enhance students’ engagement and learning outcomes. Professor Yates shared how student talk in the classroom could be harnessed to promote holistic development.


Fifty teachers from twenty two schools across Delhi and NCR participated in the workshop.


The honourable gathering was welcomed by Ms Susan Holmes, Head Teacher- NWS, who reminded everyone that “teachers are among the most powerful influences in learning” and that the workshop would add to their teaching for learning strategies to further promote students’ progress.

Mr. Arunabh Singh, Director-NWS stated that “Our goal is to surround the students with learning opportunities wherever they are. High-quality early learning experiences at home and in school provide the foundation for children’s future academic success. From birth to age five, children are making giant developmental strides, more than at any other time in life. During this critical window, active learning in education is the key to unlocking their potential.” He also stated that such events will definitely unfold new opportunities for the teachers’ professional learning and development.

NWS, in its belief in Continuous Professional Development look forward to host such events in future.

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