Need of Innovation in Pre-Service Teacher Education Programme

Pre-service teacher education refers to the education of teachers before they enter into service as professional teachers. Pre-service teacher education facilitates learning among teachers or individuals who want to enter into the professional field of teaching. It is the specialized application of skills, knowledge, and attributes that are designed to offer unique services to meet the educational needs of society and of the individual too.

It is an educational program that prepares and trains freshers for the professional field of teaching. It helps in crucial learning and enables future teachers to develop a holistic learning environment for learners. It offers knowledge, attitude, and skills so that the teachers can conduct classes effectively.

The need of innovation in pre-service Teacher training are as follows:

Creativity

Innovation is required in the pre-service training of teachers to ensure that the trainees can come up with creative methods and teaching aids to make the class more engaging.

Motivation

Incorporating innovative approaches to teaching enables the trainee to motivate learners to develop an interest in learning.

Organization

In face-to-face classrooms, a proper time schedule must be followed and innovation allows the trainees to organize their tasks and manage time effectively.

Improvement Of Social Skills

Attending innovative classes allows trainees to improve their social skills and build skills such as confidence and cooperation which would be generated through cooperation among other batchmates.

Develops Interest

Developing interest among the learners is highly essential to make sure they can stay motivated towards learning due to which innovation is necessary.

India now follows a general ten-years school system which is divided into three stages; preschool education, elementary education, and secondary education. Pre-service teacher education prepares fresher teachers for the teaching profession. The program helps in crucial learning and it is best suited for individuals who want to further their professional careers in the education and academic field.

Eisner (1992) stressed,

“preservice   teachers   are  socialized  into   the   profession   through   continuous contact with teachers for about 15 years before starting to teach.”

Kansanen  (1991)  observes, “prospective teachers have first observed teaching during their 12 years at school and after that a few more years while studying   practicing.”