As part of the action research study – Bihar Mentorship Project [BMP] funded by the Malala fund, CBPS conducted two workshops in Patna from 9th February, 2020 to 12th February, 2020.
The first workshop, which lasted for three days, was conducted by Neha Ghatak along with the CBPS team for the field investigators on the upcoming midline survey. The field investigators were first familiarized with the BMP project. Further, they were trained on the midline survey questionnaire. Role play and peer practice sessions were used to train them on the modalities of the field and on the probable problems which they might encounter in the during the survey.
The second workshop, which was on the last two days, was conducted by Subir Shukla who has many years of experience as a trainer, especially for government school teachers. This workshop was for the nodal teachers in the government schools in which BMP is being conducted. It focused on acquainting the teachers with the Experience Reflection Application and Consolidation [ERAC] model on which the Bihar module is framed and encouraging the teachers to use the same in their classroom processes.
The workshop also entailed a presentation by Niveditha Menon which illustrated the curricular linkages between the Bihar module, Bihar State Board textbooks for class 6,7 and 8 and the National Curricular Framework to highlight how BMP strengthens and complements the curriculum and the significance of BMP.
The workshop was well received by the teachers and helped us establish a strong connection with the teachers which we plan to pursue in the future.