Faculty and Key administrative staff of the college attended a professional exchange programme with faculty from Royal Academy through an online zoom meeting in the afternoon. The programme, which is the first of its kind was mainly organized to exchange professional experiences, pedagogical ideas, and educational systems practiced by each of the institutions.
In an introductory remark made by the President of Samtse College of Education, he expressed that such professional exchange will provide a platform to share newer understandings, newer insights, and newer perspectives to critically reflect and assess the current teacher education practices for a system that is more growth and change-oriented. “We are very conscious of how significant and critical our role is in the development of the whole education system, especially in the wake of the major education reform that is expected to begin soon in response to The Royal Decree on Education Reform”, the president expressed with concern. In the meeting which stretched to almost two hours, coordinators of the Royal Academy shared overviews of their various disciplines such as students’ learning process, mindset, emotional pedagogy, spiritual aspects, social skills and responsibilities, and physical wellbeing. The presentation from the Royal Academy team also constituted a brief background about how the institute aligns its system with the aspiration of His Majesty the King and the Royal Kasho on Educational Reform.
Royal Academy is a visionary initiative of His Majesty the King which was instituted in 2016 to nurture meritorious students from all over the country by providing full scholarship. Unlike other schools in the country, the institute is a model of education with three interconnected divisions; the school, the Educational Research Center, and the Teacher Development Center.
The two institutes plan to conduct similar exchange programme and collaborations in the future.