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Pearl Academy Rolls Out Nationwide Faculty Development Workshop Series for 2013 - 'Creative Teacher of the 21st Century'

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NEW DELHI, January 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Series for 2013 - 'Creative Teacher Of The 21st Century'

  • Interactive Workshops For School Teachers Will be Conducted in over 10 cities including Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Dehradoon, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar, and Patna among others
  • School faculty will be introduced to latest trends and best practices in teaching & learning
  • Specially designed workshops targeting 5 key areas - Importance of a creative teacher; 21st century students - Generation Y, digital learners; significance of innovation; evolution as a creative learner; and creative careers - art, design fashion
  • Training sessions by Pearl Academy faculty - all internationally trained with Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) from Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK
  • The first workshop hit the ground at Pearl Academy's Noida campus today

In its quest to arm the nation-builders with creative pedagogical skills, Pearl Academy, a leading fashion and design education institute, launches a unique nationwide faculty development workshop series - 'Creative Teacher Of The 21st Century', encompassing over ten cities across India. These workshops are aimed at introducing latest trends and best practices in teaching and learning to the school teachers. All the training sessions will be conducted by internationally trained Pearl Academy Faculty members who have a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) from Nottingham Trent University, UK. The very first workshop was organized today at the Noida campus of Pearl Academy.

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During this series, workshops will be held in more than ten cities covering Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Dehradoon, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar, and Patna among others during the entire year. Addressing the five key areas - Importance of a creative teacher; 21st century students - generation Y, digital learners; significance of innovation; evolution as a creative learner; and creative careers - art, design fashion, these workshops have been designed specially by the Pearl Academy Trainers' Team keeping in mind the education set up in India.

Enthusiastic on launching this initiative for school teachers, Mr. Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy, said, "At Pearl Academy, we believe that knowledge increases when we share it. 'Creative Teacher Of The 21st Century' is one such faculty development workshop series where our certified trainers with PGCHE from NTU will be sharing their knowledge, experience and exposure with school teachers which our faculty has gained over the years. Our efforts would be to bring significant positive and creative changes among the participating teachers and enhance their teaching environment. Through these workshops, we aim to contribute towards an innovative, advanced and futuristic education system where creative thoughts could breathe freely."

During these workshops, participants will learn from Pearl Academy experts about the importance of pedagogy in developing their students into deep learners. They will also be exposed to relevant examples in some of the best practices and technologies in the education domain worldwide. Besides, they will interact with their fellow teachers and gain from them as well.

At Pearl Academy's Noida Campus, where the workshop series kick-started its journey, the sessions were conducted by Ms. Nandita Abraham, VP - Corporate Relations, Ms. Sharmila Katre, Professor and HOD, Department of Business & Technology, and Ms. Sumita Sarkar, Professor and HOD, Department of Communication Design. The participating teachers were well attended and well taught by the trainers. Teachers also enjoyed learning the art of making teaching a fun activity which will help them conduct more engaging classes at their respective schools.

About Pearl Academy:

Founded in 1993, Pearl Academy is a leading fashion and design education institute in India with campuses currently at Delhi, Noida and Jaipur. Ranked as the number one private institute for fashion design in India by India Today-Neilson Survey, 2012, Pearl Academy takes pride in its high-calibre faculty, outstanding track record in student exchange, international networking and placements. Excelling ahead with global alliances with eminent education institutes such as Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK; LDT Nagold, Germany; London College of Fashion, UK; Domus Academy, Italy; and Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano (NABA), Italy, among others, Pearl Academy is pledged to provide international exposure and quality education to its students and set up higher benchmarks for others to follow in the field of higher education.

The Academy offers over 30 specially designed under-graduate, post-graduate and diploma courses in varied streams inclusive of Fashion, Textile Design, Fashion Media Communication, Retail, Photography, Interior Architecture and Design, Fashion Merchandising, Luxury Brand and Fashion Styling among others. Graduates of the Academy are highly sought after in the industry, and numerous Academy alumni are in key positions at leading design houses and fashion companies worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.pearlacademy.com/

Primary contact: Shivani Thakur, shivani.thakur@pearlacademy.com, +91-9999502165

Secondary contact: Nandita Abraham, nadita.abraham@pearlacademy.com

SOURCE Pearl Academy



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