As part of the 5-day workshop on the Art of Effective Teachin from 23rd to 29th June 2016, where the first two days were dedicated to training on Outcome Based Education, the next three days covered topics such as Course Preparedness, Teaching Innovation, Classroom Management, Preventing Cheating and Plagiarism, Student Mentoring, Micro Learning and Work Life Balance. All sessions were informative and interactive, with lot of activities where the audience participated and shared their experiences.
Day 3 started with a session on Preparing to Teach by Dr. Pooja Sapra, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering. She talked about the significance and requirement of planning for the first day of the class. The session was followed by hands on exercise where the participants deigned the course objectives, outcomes & contents of a new course. The concept of flipped classroom was also shared with the participants. The participants recorded slide show of their lecture and shared with each other.
On Day 4, Dr. Usha Batra, HoD, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, took the session on Managing the Classroom and Dealing with Students. She discussed the proactive and reactive strategies of classroom management, emphasizing how important classroom management is in the effective learning of the students. She shared her tips for creating a learning environment in the classroom. The session was concluded with an activity where a real classroom scenario was created and the participants used various technique to handle the classroom as a teacher. Post lunch session was on ‘Preventing and Handling Cheating & Plagiarism’ by Ms. Shweta Mongia, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and later Ms. Dolly Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering discussed about the â€˜Importance of Student Mentoring.
On the final day of the FDP, Mr. Nihar Ranjan Roy, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering talked about how Micro Learning can Motivate Resistant Students. He explained the concept of micro-learning and storytelling. The next session on ‘Managing Work-Life Balance’ was delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Sudeep Sharma, Assistant Dean, School of Engineering who talked about the importance of staying positive irrespective of the circumstances. During the post lunch activity on Team Building, each of the six teams showcased their efforts in working together and preparing sandwiches that everyone enjoyed.
The sessions and the FDP was concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Usha Batra, HoD, Department of Computer Science & Engineering. The FDP was a successful one and all the participants appreciated it.