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First TGT Teachers workshop on Teaching in Tibetan language Underway

November 3, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration
November 1, 2010

Dharamshala -- Department of Education (DOE) is
giving a TGT teachers' workshop on methods of
teaching in Tibetan language to 15 Sambhota
Tibetan School teachers at Central School for
Tibetan Poanta in Poanta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh,
from 29 October to 12 November 2010.

The resource persons in the workshop are Mr Pema
Gyaltsen, science teacher of Dolanji school, Mr
Gyaltsen, Education officer, DOE, Mr Tenzin
Dorjee, mathematics teacher of CST Poanta, Mr
Sonam Sangpo and Mr Budha Kyap, Editors of DOE
text books, Mr Tashi Dhondup, Additional
Secretary, DOE, Mr Druk Tsering, Principal, TCV
Selakui, Mr Karma Sherab, social science teacher,
TCV Selakui and Ven Sonam Dhondup of CST Poanta.

Resource persons will teach methods of teaching
science, social science and mathematics in
Tibetan language. Ven Sonam Dhondup, a religious
teacher, will teach the teachers on how to apply
traditional debating style of learning Buddhist philosophy in other subjects.

Experts on education from Australia, Mr Eric
Frangen Heim, Ms Margaret Elsie Bishop and Ms
Kerry Anne Wright, will teach new methods of
teaching for two days during the workshop.

Mr Tsering Samdup, Education Officer of DOE, on
the starting day of the workshop addressed the
participant teachers. “ This workshop is not only
one of the most important part of implementation
of Basic Education Policy, but by taking example
of the Tibetan students' effort in preserving
Tibetan language in Tibet teachers should be
fully responsible to put their efforts in
teaching all the subjects in Tibetan," he said.

Mr Wangdue Tsering, Puruwala Tibetan Settlement
officer, was the chief guest on opening day of
the workshop. Mr Wangdu Tsering remarked that the
workshop is an important endeavour to preserve
the rich Tibetan language by teaching all the
subjects in Tibetan. He also said that the
working of a teacher is one of the most blessing
work among other important workings of the exile community.

Besides, Mr Karma Chungdak, Director of Sambhota
Tibetan Schools will discuss and guide the the
participant teachers in teaching in Tibetan
medium of instruction in all the Sambota Tibetan
Schools on the last day of the workshop.
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