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MCET IQAC

Quality Initiatives of IQAC - 2015-16

Pedagogical Programme on Teaching Learning Skills to newly joined faculty

 

Resource Person:

Dr ML Saikumar

Former Dean

Institute of Public Enterprise

Hyderabad

Date: 13th June 2015

 

Various government and industry agencies have been increasingly expressing their concern about industry readiness and employability of engineering graduates. It is reported that about 60% engineering graduates are unemployed or underemployed. Poor quality of engineering education has been identified as the main reason for this situation. One of the reasons identified for poor quality is the class room teaching. The conventional lecture, where there is very little interaction between the teacher and the students, has been found to be one of the least effective methods of pedagogical engagement. In order to create awareness amongst the newly joined faculty about the pedagogy of teaching learning skills IQAC has organised a Pedagogical Programme on Teaching Learning Skills. Some of the junior faculty have also attended this programme in addition to the newly recruited faculty. 

 

The speaker emphasized on the need of    interactive teaching. He advised the faculty to adopt interactive teaching rather than monologue. Interactive teaching is a means of instruction whereby the teachers actively involve the students in their learning process by way of regular teacher-student interaction, student-student interaction, use of audio-visuals, and hands-on demonstrations. The students are to be constantly encouraged to be active participants. The main dimensions of educational interactions include:

Student-faculty interaction - Student-student interaction- Students-industry interaction-
 Student-community interaction- ICT enabled interactions inside as well as outside classes.

If this methodology of interactive teaching is followed by the faculty there would be lot of change in the attitude of the students and they acquire good knowledge. The speaker also played videos showing different types of interactive teaching. The lecture was very useful especially to the young faculty and after this programme their approach to the teaching will definitely change.

 

 

Director

MCET