Centre for Research in Advanced Technology for Education in Science (CREATES) is a Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) established by IISER Bhopal under PMMMNMTT scheme of Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD).
Primary vision of the center is to develop new core technologies to aid in teaching and learning, to create new knowledge resources, to develop new technology-based pedagogies, and to develop a sustainable platform for creating, sharing and delivering knowledge
The center’s developmental activities employ various pedagogies including immersive learning, collaborative and constructive learning, adaptive teaching and proactive teaching, with the aim of implementing these methodologies through the use of technology. Several new technological innovations are being undertaken by a diverse team of faculty members from various departments, which include development of a dynamic science and math-rich content acquisition platform, development of technology-enabled studio classroom for adaptive, immersive and reactive learning, and a technology-based assessment engine. Since its inception and subsequent approval in December 2015, CREATES has made significant progress in the aforementioned project. The center also promotes innovation in education technology through collaboration with IISER Bhopal community by creating necessary infrastructural resources for educationists and enthusiasts.
The mission initiated by Govt. of India in honour of Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya is envisaged to address comprehensively all issues related to teachers, teaching, teacher preparation and professional development. The Mission would address, on the one hand, current and urgent issues such as supply of qualified teachers, attracting talent into teaching profession and raising the quality of teaching in schools and colleges. On the other, it is also envisaged that the Teacher Mission would pursue long term goal of building a strong professional cadre of teachers by setting performance standards and creating top class institutional facilities for innovative teaching and professional development of teachers.
The Mission would focus in a holistic manner dealing with the whole sector of education without fragmenting the programmes based on levels and sectors as school, higher, technical etc. It is considered that programmes dealing with teachers in all sectors and levels of education should grow and function in a mutually supportive manner. It will try to bridge the gap between teachers and teacher educators and provide opportunities for teachers to become teacher educators.