National Awards for Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education for Schools and Teacher Education Institutions Selection of Project Proposal-2020-21- (202I-22)

The Department of Teacher Education, The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) was invited the project proposals in the month of December 2020 from teachers and teachers educators working in all recognized schools and teacher education institutions at all levels for undertaking Innovative Practices and Experiments under the scheme of “National Award for Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education for Schools and Teacher Education Institution’. In this regard, Teacher Educators from different institutions of India submitted their project proposal to the Principal, Regional Institute of Education (RIE) with considered the region.

To finalize the project proposal for the same, the three-tier process was adopted.

1.     First- FPAC, DTE, SoE, CUSB, Gaya

2.     Second- RIE Bhubaneshwar,

3.     NCERT (Central level)

In this regard, the project proposal entitled ‘Developing Mathematisation Abilities through Real World Mathematics Problems: An Experimental Study’ prepared by Dr. Tarun Kr Tyagi, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, School of Education, CUSB Gaya has been selected by NCERT for the above-mentioned scheme. However, no amount will be given to support the implementation of the project by the NCERT. The final selection for the giving award will be based on the combined rating of the project report and its presentation in the National Seminar.

Dr. Tyagi said that despite having the right to education with equity and access to quality mathematics education for all, the number of students worldwide is trapped in a vicious circle of unsatisfactory performance to achieve the learning outcomes in mathematics as highlighted by the national and international policy reports (NAS 2017; ASER 2018; & PISA 2018 & TIMSS 2019). Although this situation is very serious in the middle schools located in the rural and remote areas of Bihar. National and international reports (PISA, OECD, etc.) have already highlighted the importance of the mathematization of a child’s thought process not only in mathematics but in other disciplines too. For which, the teacher should promote a conducive environment among the students to think out-of-the-box (NEP, 2020) and try to relate mathematics with real-life settings and reflect mathematization of mind (NCF 2005). Ergo, developing a child’s abilities for ‘mathematization’ is considered the main goal of mathematics education (NCF, 2005). In this proposed research project, pedagogical practices based on real-world problems will be helpful for school mathematics teachers, teacher educators for developing the mathematization abilities of students to perform better not only at the national level but overseas also.

On this achievement, Dr Tyagi said that due to the guidance and motivation of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kameshwar Nath Singh, CUSB Gaya and motivation of Registrar Col. Rajiv Kumar Singh, Prof Atish Parashar, DSW, Prof Kaushal Kishore, Head, DTE & Dean SoE, Prof Brajesh Kumar FPAC member and esteemed Faculty members of Department of Teacher Education and distinguished departments of the University motivated me to do work in this direction.



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