Loo Niva and Patan CBR jointly conducted the second phase of teacher training on principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) on 13 and 14 May in collaboration with Yuwalaya (one youth lead NGO in Nepal) at Marigold Hotel, Nagarkot. Mr. Sahadev Mahat, facilitator for the sessions provided a deep understanding of AI as an approach to problem-solving and change management. It explored the 4-D cycle (Discover, Dream, Design, and Deliver) and facilitated discussions on how AI can be integrated into classroom activities, pedagogy, and student engagement. Training resources assisted teachers in infusing AI concepts and techniques across different disciplines, enabling students to approach learning from an appreciative and innovative perspective.
Mr. Deependra Lama, a teacher, at Shree Gupteshwor secondary school shared that he was one of the strict teachers and used to give physical punishment to the students. He said the Appreciative Inquiry training changed his mind and helped him make his teaching methods very interesting. He has started to teach with a child-friendly teaching-learning method. He shared that it's a very effective teaching method. Students are now open to him and are happy mostly in his class as well.