Why Pre and Primary Teacher Training Course is Important for Early Education?

7th March 2019

Would you ever mind entering a group of unruly class and finding it seriously difficult to get them settle and listen to you? You would certainly, for there isn’t any pride in becoming a teacher who found it hard to maintain a balance between the classroom and their teaching! Moreover, the very thought can make you feel uncomfortable. However, this has been a common scenario for the aspiring teachers who thought they can manage pretty well without any formal training or certification.

It is due to the prime time, early education that is exclusively meant for children would require the subject matter experts or trainers to orient them with a formal training. Let’s explore what have been the pros and cons and why the demand is gaining popularity for the last five years.

The pros –

a) A scientific process of study Over the years, academicians, curriculum developers and even the state came forward to rescue them by identifying the needs of students belonging to a specific age-group. Accordingly, the behavioural readings have happened to scientifically study a child’s interests. Until and unless a teacher understands the attitude, nature, in short behaviour of a student, it is going to impede the natural process of learning.

An example:

With Early education, one needs to explore, connect with the feelings of a child. For instance, corporal punishment is not a way to make a child feel guilty of his or her deeds, given it is no more accepted by the law. Following which the teacher must connect or create a rapport with the child to discipline them.

Solutions:

In respect, they get a better scope to know what’s brewing up, for ‘behind the scenes’ factors are the one’s known to create an impact in the minds of children. The innocent heart will always tend to imitate from their parents, family members or teachers and even the peer. Instead of fuming you can be polite to know what triggered them to act greedily. Explain the cause of using empathy.

Undergoing a formal orientation with the pre and primary training one understands the behavioural concepts, learning gaps, interests and social attitude of the child. The reason is simple early education revolves around the development of a child, and study resource in pre and primary teachers training explains everything about child psychology.

Meanwhile, it is known that psychology is a scientific study of the behavioural processes of mankind. So it is always a positive note to orient the study course using a scientific guidance in mind.

b) A legal compulsion for teachers –

Well, because of the technical expertise shared in the primary teachers training, the Ministries of Education across the global have made it a mandatory option.

Problem:

Say, in India the academic heads of the CBSE board have clearly shared a guideline to the hiring members or bodies to appoint teachers with a formal pre and primary teachers training certificate. This would not just help the hiring members properly evaluate ‘teaching mannerisms’ within aspiring candidates but appoint the creams.

Solving point:

The legal mandate came as a solution to the knowledge and technical gap that used to exist in dealing with pre-school students. Moreover, uncanny episodes, un-empathetic decision making by the teachers also prevailed the governing body to understand the critical situations. It can be a serious weapon to redress suicidal tendencies among children aged 5 or 6 or 7.

c) Increased opportunities –

Going by the two advantages, it is obvious that the recruiters or employers would abide by the educational law at the time of hiring teachers. This is because recruitment policies need to understand the current changes and have legal bindings attached as it is for an authorised agency, institute or centre. Be it private run independently or public controlled by the state or central government body, the administrative body stands to affirm by the national rules in conducting the recruitments.

So the mandate of appointing candidates with a valid background check, to be specific a technical one is done by knowing whether they did a pre and primary teacher training certificate course or not. Having said that, with education industry transforming its approaches and patterns of teaching, the employers or hiring committees can examine the candidates possessing a knowledge of the 21st-century education or not. Automatically, the course appeals and makes it easy for the employers to segregate candidates on a systematic approach.

Again, this leaves behind opportunities to be explored by the candidates, as they not only learn the tactics of modern education world but also upgrade them as a ‘global-educator’. In fact, one can pick multiple scopes in the world of publishing where curriculum designer is required with specific criteria of teaching the pre-school students.

The Cons

In short, if one needs to sum up as the following goes:

a) The Dearth of trained teachers Recruiters won’t select anybody or somebody to teach the class, neither would an e-learning agency hire a candidate without proper knowledge orientation.

b) Compromise on the salary goes Even if you get some sort of experience and manage to teach, the package won’t be as per the industry standard based on experience and knowledge. 

c) Lose on the global opportunities – Since you need to have an edge over other candidates to be in the market – race you lose out on the opportunities at the international level, where a pre and primary certificate add a lot of weight age. In fact, people without a pre and primary teacher training certificate course are not even considered further by the interview panel.

Hopefully, now you can relax to get your mind fix and considered what to pick and why to pick when consider teaching the pre-school learners.


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