TESS-India (Teacher Education through School-based Support)

TESS-India (Teacher Education through School-based Support)

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TESS-India (Teacher Education through School-based Support in India) is a multi-award-winning initiative that aims to strengthen and transform professional development and classroom practice in India. The programme provides an innovative, practical and scalable approach to pre- and in-service teacher education, with an emphasis on inclusive, participatory child-centred pedagogy. 

At the centre of TESS-India is a toolkit of almost 200 freely available Open Education Resources (OER) in multiple languages. These TESS-India OER comprise of teacher development and school leadership units, professionally filmed videos of classroom teaching, and principles of practice. They are the product of a collaboration between more than 200 Indian and UK educational experts, led by The Open University UK, in partnership with the Government of India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development and with support of the British Council and Save the Children India.

For any queries please contact tess-india@open.ac.uk.

  • TESS-India: All India Resources (in English)

    TESS-India: All India Resources (in English)

    The TESS-India Open Educational Resources (OER) comprise 105 units aimed at pre- and in-service elementary and secondary school teachers (Teacher Development OER), and 20 units for school leaders (School Leadership OER). The OER are available in multiple versions for use in a range of linguistic and cultural contexts. Here you will find the English language versions.The key principles of practice that underpin the participatory pedagogy of the TESS-India OER are detailed in ten Key Resources. The video resources complement the OER and show teachers using the principles of practice in a range of authentic Indian classrooms.

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    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • TESS-India: All India Resources (in Hindi)

    TESS-India: All India Resources (in Hindi)

    The TESS-India Open Educational Resources (OER) comprise 105 units aimed at pre- and in-service elementary and secondary school teachers (Teacher Development OER), and 20 units for school leaders (School Leadership OER). The OER are available in multiple versions for use in a range of linguistic and cultural contexts. Here you will find the Hindi language versions.The key principles of practice that underpin the participatory pedagogy of the TESS-India OER are detailed in ten Key Resources. The video resources complement the OER and show teachers using the principles of practice in a range of authentic Indian classrooms.

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    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • TESS-India: Assam Resources (in Assamese)

    TESS-India: Assam Resources (in Assamese)

    The TESS-India Open Educational Resources (OER) comprise 105 units for classroom teachers in elementary and secondary schools (Teacher Development OER), and 20 units for school leaders (School Leadership OER). The OER are available in multiple versions for use in a range of linguistic and cultural contexts.

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    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • TESS-India: Bihar Resources (in Hindi)

    TESS-India: Bihar Resources (in Hindi)

    The TESS-India Open Educational Resources (OER) comprise 105 units for classroom teachers in elementary and secondary schools (Teacher Development OER), and 20 units for school leaders (School Leadership OER). The OER are available in multiple versions for use in a range of linguistic and cultural contexts.

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    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • TESS-India: Karnataka Resources (in Kannada)

    TESS-India: Karnataka Resources (in Kannada)

    The TESS-India Open Educational Resources (OER) comprise 105 units for classroom teachers in elementary and secondary schools (Teacher Development OER), and 20 units for school leaders (School Leadership OER). The OER are available in multiple versions for use in a range of linguistic and cultural contexts.

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    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • TESS-India: Madhya Pradesh Resources (in Hindi)

    TESS-India: Madhya Pradesh Resources (in Hindi)

    The TESS-India Open Educational Resources (OER) comprise 105 units for classroom teachers in elementary and secondary schools (Teacher Development OER), and 20 units for school leaders (School Leadership OER). The OER are available in multiple versions for use in a range of linguistic and cultural contexts.

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    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • TESS-India: Odisha Resources (in Odia)

    TESS-India: Odisha Resources (in Odia)

    The TESS-India Open Educational Resources (OER) comprise 105 units for classroom teachers in elementary and secondary schools (Teacher Development OER), and 20 units for school leaders (School Leadership OER). The OER are available in multiple versions for use in a range of linguistic and cultural contexts.

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    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • TESS-India: Uttar Pradesh Resources (in Hindi)

    TESS-India: Uttar Pradesh Resources (in Hindi)

    The TESS-India Open Educational Resources (OER) comprise 105 units for classroom teachers in elementary and secondary schools (Teacher Development OER), and 20 units for school leaders (School Leadership OER). The OER are available in multiple versions for use in a range of linguistic and cultural contexts

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    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • TESS-India: West Bengal Resources (in Bengali)

    TESS-India: West Bengal Resources (in Bengali)

    The TESS-India Open Educational Resources (OER) comprise 105 units for classroom teachers in elementary and secondary schools (Teacher Development OER), and 20 units for school leaders (School Leadership OER). The OER are available in multiple versions for use in a range of linguistic and cultural contexts.

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    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • TESS-India: Enhancing teacher education through OER MOOC

    TESS-India: Enhancing teacher education through OER MOOC

    This is a six-week, task-oriented MOOC that focuses on how to select, evaluate and use Open Educational Resources (OER) to help support quality in teacher education. Teacher development is a highly complex process and there are many different ideas about the best way to prepare and support quality teachers.This MOOC was designed for teacher educators and was successfully run as an online course on another platform. It is now on OpenLearn Create so that you can work through the material at your own pace. You may be working in a university, teachers’ college, local resource centre or other teacher-education setting, or as a Headteacher or other senior member of staff supporting the teachers in your school. Whatever your circumstance, we hope that you will all find ideas and OER that you can use with teachers to improve classroom teaching and learning processes. This MOOC is also in Hindi as an archived course here: https://www.edx.org/course/enhancing-teacher-education-through-oer-Hindi-oecx-tess101x 

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    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

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