Teacher Training Course
Submitted by Alakananda Dasi
Posted December 30, 2002


We are happy to announce VTE Teacher Training Course Two, facilitated by HG Rasamandala Prabhu. It will take place in the spring of 2003 at Radhadesh in Belgium. For more information, please see below.


Bhaktivedanta College
Vaishnava Theological Seminary
BLS asbl. Petite Somme 2, B-6940 Durbuy, Belgium -
Tel: ++32 86323280, Fax: ++32 86322029, e-mail: college@pamho.net
website: www.bhaktivedantacollege.com

VTE Teacher Training Two

Saturday 3rd -Thursday 8th May 2003
Facilitator: Rasamandala Das
Cost: 45 Euro + accommodation*

The VTE Teacher Training Course Two (TTC2) is an intensive six-day seminar for devotees wishing to organise and facilitate VTE Courses, or aspiring to teach at comparable levels of competence. It is especially recommended for devotees pursuing ISKCON careers within outreach, training, education, etc. We focus on classroom delivery skills, particularly those required of an interactive and experiential approach. These skills embrace the best of both progressive and traditional (Vaishnava) values.

Each student is required to prepare and deliver one five-minute and one forty-minute presentation. There is little or no written assessment. The TTC1 Certificate is a pre-requisite for this course (unless, and at the discretion of the VTE, the candidate has professional experience.) We strongly recommend candidates to get some experience of teaching in between these two courses.

Students will receive a VTE Student Handbook, and successful candidates a VTE Certificate. This is a pre-requisite for further courses, most notably:

  1. the TTC3 (for students wishing to themselves train teachers)
  2. the BSTTC (Bhakti Shastri Teacher Training Course)

Rasamandala das joined ISKCON in 1973 at Bhaktivedanta Manor. He is now the director of ISKCON Educational Services and is serving the VTE (Vaisnava Training and Education) in the fields of teacher training and curriculum development.

For bookings, please contact our secretary Alakananda Dasi at college@pamho.net or telephone + 32 (086) 323280

* Please make separate arrangements with Radhadesh Guesthouse e-mail address: Radhadesh.Guesthouse@pamho.net or telephone +32 (086) 38 71 31

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