International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 12 (2016)

An empowered teacher educator: A new dimension


Rita Chowdhury

Teaching is a noble profession which require synergetic portrayal of people skills, content and pedagogical knowledge. In order to enable teachers with such attributes, it is essential to reform role of teacher educators in teacher education program. It is essential to understand that teachers cannot be manufactured in an educational factory. Teacher educators should empower pupil teachers in such a way that the whole program leads them to larger involvement of soul rather than mind. Teachers must strive continuously to re-invent curriculum on the basis of their teaching competence as education is a dynamic phenomenon. Hence, in order to empower pupil teachers with such attributes, it is essential to empower teacher educators simultaneously at various dimensions to achieve desired outcome. The present article aims at exploring answers of the following questions: Why teacher educators need to update themselves with right knowledge, skill and attitude?How empowerment of teacher educators can be ensured?What are the constraints impeding empowerment of teacher educators?
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