Imbibing online pedagogy in teacher education to adopt neo-normal era
There are some studies regarding pedagogical content knowledge of the teachers who are servicing in schools (secondary or primary), some studies focused on the attitude towards information technology and new ideas of teaching methods. Researchers have worked on the online-method of teaching especially in new-normal situation. This study is about the process of imbibing online classes in teacher education during teacher training program of the aspirants for primary teacher ship in this new normal or neo-normal situation. The data received from the interviews, conducted among the randomly (random stratified) selected 50 trainees of two govt. teacher training institutions show an ongoing dilemma in the student-teachers, practicing online classes and continuing with the D El Ed (teacher training) course in this stagnating pandemic situation. Building one up as an elementary teaching professional from online classes is the challenge in the neo-normal teaching-learning situation. Everybody confesses that it is next to impossibility to develop a natural inter link between content knowledge and teaching skill-development, founded on psychological insight for each learner-centric phenomenon.Some of the interviewees are unable to take online classes seriously because of mental block owing to traditional back pull. Some face deprivation because of the inaccessibility due to the lack of provision or poor if not nil, internet connectivity in their living places. Practical classes lose the real spirit of interaction and get hampered during online method of training. This study is focusing on the effective online methods of teacher training program during the lockdown period.