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October 3, 2015

School teachers awarded certificates at OTA


October 3, 2015

Teachers from different schools of Islamabad, Abottabad, Swat and Peshawar were awarded certificates upon the successful completion of a course held as part of the Oxford Teachers’ Academy (OTA).
The certificates were distributed in ceremony organised by Oxford University Press on Friday. Teachers from Islamabad schools, trainers and representatives from different schools participated in the event which included a briefing on 18-hour course certified by Oxford University.
“This is the first professional development course in Pakistan which was developed by Oxford experts and teachers are awarded with certificates of Oxford University,” said Managing Director Oxford University Press Pakistan Ameena Saiyid.
She said the OTA, developed by Oxford University Department of Continuing Education and Oxford University Press provides quality teacher training which help teachers develop the skills they need to meet teaching and learning goals.
“These courses are interactive, engaging teachers in discussion, and providing practical ideas they can use immediately in their own classrooms. The courses constitutes lectures on key concepts with interactive presentations, role-plays, video clips, energizers, case studies, individual and group presentations, as well as group discussions to consolidate successful learning,” said Ameena.
The OTA has run courses in over 30 countries, for more than 15 years, making a difference through education and learning to thousands of teachers and students. “Each course includes a range of options to ensure it meets your professional development needs,” she said.
The first OTA course in Pakistan ‘Principles of Teaching Young Learners’ was held in Islamabad and Karachi in June and in Lahore in August. Aimed at teachers working with children aged 6 to 10 years, it addressed pedagogical challenges and offered ideas to improve methodologies. The participants found the course practical,

interactive and experiential.

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