The University of Worcester, one of Britain’s most renowned, innovative and most inclusive universities, with excellent provision in teacher education, health, biology, sport science, art, law and more, has teamed up with Bollywood star and educationalist, Dr Swaroop Sampat-Rawal to offer the new in-service training programme.
An alumna of University of Worcester, Dr Sampat-Rawal has a PhD in Education with doctoral thesis on the theme of using drama to enhance life skills in children with learning disabilities. Dr. Sampat-Rawal has dedicated herself to community development and advocacy, travelling across India training teachers, while also campaigning to get more children, such as those in tribal communities or street children, into the classroom.
Ann Jordan, Head of the University of Worcester’s School of Education, said, “Dr Sampat-Rawal’s work has had a massive impact worldwide and we are delighted to be working in partnership with her to deliver this new Diploma. Dr Sampat-Rawal’s work in India aligns perfectly with our ethos at the University of Worcester. Her work is based on inclusion and ensuring achievement for all, which is something we are really passionate about at Worcester.”
Dr. Swaroop Sampat-Rawal said, “I’m really excited about the Diploma. The University has a long history of excellent teacher training so who else would I want to work with. This new Diploma in Personal Social Education will better equip teachers to deliver life skills to children which are much needed in today’s world. The Diploma builds on the University of Worcester’s long history of teacher training and its commitment to inclusion.”
The Diploma in Personal Social Education will be launched at a special event in Mumbai on Monday, December 3, 2018 and will be attended by education leaders and Government Ministers. The Diploma, which is subject to validation, will be delivered in both India and the UK and is aimed at supporting teachers to develop the needed strategies in both nations to confidently deliver life skills for all children.Posted in International, Magazine