Published: 06th September 2019
Finland's teaching methods in pedagogical learning to be introduced in govt schools: TN School Edu Minister
Further, the government is aiming at enrolling five lakh students in government schools in the next academic year
After returning from an official visit to Finland, School Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan, on Thursday, said he will implement the teaching methods in pedagogical learning in Finland in government schools in Tamil Nadu.
"We have also requested the education department of Finland to visit Tamil Nadu and train our teachers.," he said. The State will contribute Tamil literary books to public libraries in Finland. He was speaking at the event on September 5 where he was presenting Dr Radhakrishnan Awards, on the occasion of Teachers' Day.
Totally, 377 government school teachers were honoured by the government for their excellent service. He said, "As opposed to the syllabus and textbook-based learning, Finnish schools encourage elementary school students to be physically active and facilitate them to do activities they show interest in. Steps will be taken to impart vocational training and practicals-based training for students from Standard IX onwards."
Further, the government is aiming at enrolling five lakh students in government schools in the next academic year. Currently, around 1.85 lakh students are enrolled. Restrictions will increase on private schools in Tamil Nadu and stringent rules will be laid to improve quality, he said adding that the government will toughen scrutiny before approving any new school in the State. Sengottaiyan added the government will set-up 90,000 smart classrooms in government schools this year.