An on-going concern of the Rishi Valley Education Centre is to nurture the growth of teachers, and enable them to engage with both the philosophical aspects as well as pedagogic practices that underpin a holistic education. Our in-house teacher development programme aims at supporting ‘on-the-job’ learning of teachers at the Rishi Valley School. In addition the Centre plans to develop facilities and programmes through which it can reach out to a wider range of schools, teachers and prospective teachers.
The Rishi Valley Institute for Teacher Education (RVITE), set up in November 2006, is housed on the first floor of the administrative building of the Rishi Valley Education Centre. It consists of a library-cum-work space, a seminar room and office. Working in close association with the Rishi Valley School and the Rural Education Centre, the faculty at RVITE is currently engaged in the following range of activities.
- In-house teacher development programmes
- Workshops for outstation teachers
- School support programmes
- Developing mini-courses for teachers
- Curriculum development projects