The teacher in the primary classroom is the professional whose practical endeavours to promote children’s learning are based upon judgement and reflection by a body of professional knowledge  –  knowledge that is rigorous, subjected to critical analysis and directly relevant to classroom practice.
Source: David McNamara  (1994) Classroom Pedagogy and Primary Practice – Routledge

Why is this course important for me?

In your role as a primary teacher, it is of vital importance that you understand the basics of primary education. This professional training will help you acquire techniques to optimise your pupils’ learning.

What are the course objectives?

This course will equip you with knowledge about the learning process at the primary level and ways to match activities to the children’s needs. It also offers a useful context for planning tasks and making informed judgements in an organised manner.

An overview of the course modules and components:

Module 1: The Child
Growth and Development
The Learning Process
Learning Styles
Levels of Understanding
Language Acquisition

Module 2: The Learning Environment
Physical Environment
Psycho-social Environment
Managing Resources
Managing Behaviour

Module 3: The Learning Environment

Qualities of an Effective Teacher
Role of a Teacher
Preferred Teaching Styles

Module 4: The Curriculum
Perspectives on the Curriculum
Stages of  Curriculum Planning
Lesson Planning

Module 5: Evaluating Learning & Teaching
Purpose and Process of Assessment
Collecting Evidence
Reliability and Validity in Testing
Reporting to Parents

How is the course structured?

This 50 hour course will be participative, and will provide hands-on experiences with brain-storming, interactive lectures, role play, pair and group activities. You will be given simple assignments like reading and reflective written work. These will help you to clarify your learning through the course, and lead you to ask more questions in class.

Who will facilitate the workshop?

Ms. Rubina Naqvi is a member of the Training and Development Team and is working in the capacity of Senior Manager, Membership Network at TRC. She has been conducting workshops at TRC since the last 5 years and has received her teacher training in affiliation with the University of Bradford.

Ms. Razia Khan brings with her 15 years of experience in the field of education as a teacher and School Coordinator. At present she is the Vice Principal of the Primary and Junior Section at Bay View Academy.

Total Seats: 25 Seats Filled: 20 Seats Left: 05


When: 13 – 17 July 2009 (Monday – Friday)/ 20 – 24 July 2009 (Monday – Friday)

Timings: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Teachers’ Resource Centre

Fee: Rs. 12,500 (for TRC members) / Rs. 16,000 (for non-members)

Registration Policy

Registrations will be done on a first come, first served basis. The registration form and fee should reach TRC latest by Monday, May 25, 2009. We will register only 20 participants and may have to close registrations well before this date.