14 April 2017
The seven-day National Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ‘Expanding Paradigms of Pedagogy’ at MCM DAV College for Women, entered its second day today. Organised with the objective of sensitising the faculty about the various aspects of teaching, research and the contemporary changes therein, the second day of the programme was an enriching experience for the 100 participants from across India.
The first session of the day was conducted by Prof.Adarsh Kohli, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER on the highly important topic of ‘Learning Disorder’ (LD). Apprising the participants of the signs and types of LDs, factors responsible for the disorder, procedure for assessment of LD, Prof.Kohli very lucidly explained the dynamics of students’ learning styles, classroom educational design, socio-emotional impact of LD and individually tailored remediation and stressed on the need to address this issue at community level. During the second and third sessions, Prof.Kapil H.Paranjpe, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Dean (Faculty), IISER, Mohali shared his expertise with the participants on the statistical programming language R. Prof.Paranjpe elucidated data management, ways of data presentation and also conducted a sample data analysis session using R Studio which enabled the participants to get a better understanding of the software. Prof. R.S.Salaria, Educator, Author and Motivator held a brainstorming session on ‘Holistic Approach to Education, Research and Humane Conduct’ during which he underlined the significance of teachers’ role as mentors, role models and nurturers of future generations and the need to continuously upgrade one’s knowledge in order to be an effective guide to one’s students.
MCM Principal Dr.Nisha Bhargava said that this programme will prove to be highly beneficial for the faculty as it has been planned meticulously keeping in mind the rigors of the teaching profession and the need to remain relevant in the ever-evolving educational scenario.