AIP conducts teaching excellence workshop in SVPUAT

August 20th, 2014 by

19-20 August, 2014 | Meerut

With an aim to improve the teaching skills and learning experience of students, a workshop on Teaching Interest and Basics of excellent teaching was held at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology (SVPUAT), Meerut on 19-20 August, 2014. More than thirty professors attended the workshop conducted by Centre of Teaching Excellence at SVPUAT under the AIP project. “I have been longing to give lecture in this regard since a long time and I am glad that a workshop on Excellence in Teaching is being conducted at our university” said the honourable Vice Chancellor of SVPUAT, Dr H S Gaur. He stressed on the importance of innovation in teaching and improvising teaching techniques based on students’ needs. Prof. C S Prasad, Registrar, SVPUAT, Dr S K Garg, Director, CAEHS, Prof Y Vimala, CSS university, Dr A M Bendre, Meerut College inspired the audience with their words of wisdom and by sharing their experiences. They spoke on various topics like communication, interest, aptitude, passion and quality of teachers.

Prof S K Bhatnagar, Component director, Teaching Excellence AIP at SVPUAT, helped summarize previous day’s discussion. Dr Neerja Saxena, Head, Education Department, Meerut College introduced the teachers to participatory classroom teaching. To keep students engaged in the classroom, she suggested use of techniques like group discussions, question and answer sessions and group learning. The participants were actively involved in the workshop during the session as well as the group discussion conducted by Prof. A K Srivastava, Former Pro-VC, CSS University. Lecturers who attended this workshop as participants would surely be better equipped to handle their classes henceforth.

AIP Paves Way for a Better Learning Experience at AAU

October 31st, 2013 by

October 30-31, 2013 | Jorhat, Assam

AIP conducted a training workshop at Assam Agricultural University (AAU) in coordination with Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Professor, Soil & amp; Water Resources Engineering, University of Illinois (UoI) at Urbana Champaign, to facilitate the process of setting up a center for teaching excellence at AAU.

The two-day training program conducted on 30 and 31 October, 2013 witnessed the participation of around 25 faculty members. Majority of the participants were women who took an active part during the discussions and the training sessions. Highlights of the training were lectures by Dr Prasanta Kalita on ‘innovative teaching techniques’ and ‘teaching/learning styles’, which involved a lot of activity-based learning. The discussions were followed by brain storming sessions that underlined diverse views and perspectives of faculty members on teaching excellence techniques. Lectures by Dr Kalita were followed by interactions with the faculty. The sessions provided a new perspective on adopting teaching excellence in the university.

The training will definitely go a long way in laying the founding stones to set up the center for teaching excellence at AAU.

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