A five-day training-cum-workshop on ‘Testing and evaluation and item writing’ for the Urdu teachers of Karnataka, began at National Testing Service-India (NTS-I) of Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), here on Monday.
Welcoming the participants, Pankaj Dwivedi, officer In-charge of NTS-I, briefed about the activities of the NTS-I. He said that a teacher is good evaluator only when she or he knows how to prepare a question paper with different parameters in a particular curriculum.
Pankaj said that the training-cum-workshop will provide the teachers with solutions to deal with the common problems such as ambiguity in questions, unclear instructions and difficulty level of questions faced while writing the examinations.
Tariq Khan, officer in-charge, National Translation Mission (NTM) said that the structure of teaching language is changing very fast. To cope up with these changes, teachers should ensure maximum intake of state-of-the-art teaching techniques and methodologies.
He further added that for imparting quality education, we need to ask certain questions to ourselves and expressed his happiness about the activities and substantial developments of the NTS-I accomplished in the area of testing and evaluation.
NTS-I faculties, Dr V Ilangovan, Dr Biresh Kumar, Dr G M Ansari, Dr Mohammed Rizwan, Dr Mohammed. Saleem, Dr R Shakunthala, Dr Sanjay Prasad Srivastava, B M Lingaraj and Dr Murali Mohan N were also present. Prof D G Rao, director, CIIL, Mysuru, is overall patron of the workshop.
Around 26 teachers from various high schools and PU colleges in Karnataka who are engaged in teaching of Urdu are participating in the workshop.