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Aditya Birla Education Academy (ABEA), India’s leading professional development institute for teachers, has opened admissions for its second batch of the Post Graduate Diploma in Global Education (PGDGE) programme in association with B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science, and Commerce (Autonomous, Kalyan. The programme is designed to give educators the opportunity to create a career in international education through a blended learning curriculum that combines rigorous and relevant academics with school-based applications. The course helps teachers who want to apply for international board schools, apart from overall skill development that would help them grow in their respective schools.

The admissions for the course have already began with the last date for application on 30th June 2022. The course will officially commence in July 2022. Divided into nine modules and designed by globally renowned academicians, the year-long curriculum focuses on the implementation of global best practices in education, environmental sustainability, and technology. The course follows a research-based approach to learning, and has an internship module for learning practical aspects of teaching and a final capstone project. The course is ideal for working professionals as classes are held after work hours and includes a mix of synchronous and asynchronous sessions.

Commenting, Mrs. Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Aditya Birla Education Trust said, “Educators today must be equipped with up to date academic skills and global best practices to be able to adapt to the current competitive landscape. After the success of the first batch of educators, we are happy to provide a platform for more educational professionals to help them develop practical teaching abilities within a global setting.”

The programme helps educators to enhance their skills and knowledge in international education by integrating a rigorous and up-to-date academic setting with learning through school-based practice in a blended curriculum. PGDGE participants will be able to improve their skills and learn to teach using the most up-to-date global methods, gain relevant experience through internships in institutions, learn how to use educational technology in teaching and learning, and incorporate reflective practices for self-development.

The synchronous online classes are held after work hours on Wednesdays & Saturdays. The system involves an internship programme at well-known schools close to their place of residence in their cities, as well as offering campus placement assistance towards the end of the academic year. The PGDGE course focuses on the holistic growth of the participant and the 80:20 ratio of assessment. The applicant must be a graduate of any discipline to be considered for the course. The course fee is Rs. 75,000 (inclusive of taxes) and can be paid in three installments.

The successful maiden batch for the course had a diverse set of participants from Dubai, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Rajasthan, and Telangana. Candidates with professional experience, ranging from freshmen to school leaders with over 20 years of experience, were part of the diploma course. Prospective students can inquire at: https://abea.in/course/post-graduate-diploma-in-global-education

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