The learning system in the twenty-first century should be student-centred and teachers need to teach using different methods to ensure students' better understanding of materials, said teachers and students at a seminar in Cox's Bazar yesterday.
They said a significant number of teachers in the country have become habituated with traditional teaching-learning approaches and are unwilling to use technology in imparting lessons.
The seminar "Twenty-first century teachers: Skills and Challenges" was held on the second day of a three-day Teachers' Conference held at the Cox's Bazar Cultural Centre.
Access to Information (a2i) Programme under the Prime Minister's Office, and
British Council in association with the education and primary and mass education ministries hosted the three-day conference.
Musaf Sayed Abdullah, a student of Cox's Bazar Government Boys School, said they need educators who will not only teach in the classrooms but will help students in all aspects.
Around 30,000 teachers received training for preparing digital content of some of the textbooks. Afterwards the teachers put the content on Teachers Web Portal.
Out of the 30,000 teachers, 42 were honoured yesterday for preparing the best digital content for the multimedia classrooms. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over crest and certificate to each of the teacher.
The government has so far introduced multimedia classrooms at 20,500 schools, according to education ministry officials.