President to launch National Teachers Portal

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New Delhi, Sep 4 (UNI) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will launch the National Portal For Teachers at the Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow on the occasion of Teachers' Day.

The primary purposes of the Portal created by the National Knowledge Commission in partnership with the Azim Premji Foundation is as build knowledge, share knowledge and create a vibrant network of teachers.

One of the important ideas articulated by the National Curriculum Framework-2005 is that the school curriculum should be an inclusive space that extends beyond the conventional curricular realm of textbooks.

It should go into the realms of teaching-learning process that enables children to participate in their own learning and provides the teacher with the opportunity to plan according to the pace and context of the learner.

The objectives of the portal were to provide a forum for sharing and interaction for teachers outside the formal training environment and supported the development of a knowledge community amongst teachers.

It would also provide a forum to share best practices, to motivte teachers to access, apply and add value to the existing knowledge, strengthen initiatives on teacher development and make help available for professional development of teachers.

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