Faculty of Media Studies and Humanities (FMeH), MRIIRS successfully conducted the 5-day Faculty Development Program on ‘How to Make the Teaching-Learning Process Effective’ from 25th June to 29th June 2018. The 5-day FDP equipped the faculty members with innovative ideas and methodologies to make the classroom desirable, effective and exciting for the students. Dr. NC Wadhwa, Vice Chancellor, MRIIRS graced the event with his benign presence. He addressed the audience and spoke about the transforming role of a teacher in the contemporary times.
On the first day, the sessions were taken by Dr. Nandini Sen, Associate Prof., University of Delhi and Prof. (Dr.) Neemo Dhar, Dean, FMeH. Dr. Nandini Sen made a very pertinent lecture on ‘Rapport Building with Collegians’ wherein she discussed the process of ‘Academic Planning’. She emphasized “mentoring” rather than “mere teaching” in order to become a role model for the students. Prof. (Dr.) Neemo Dhar said that there is a ‘constellation’ (a cluster) of important factors that make the teaching-learning process more effective. She discussed three ‘Psychometric exercises’ – Personality, Knowledge Level, and Strategy, that forms the constellation for being a great teacher.
On the Second day, the Sessions were taken by Dr. (Prof.) Anju Sahgal Gupta, Director of School of Foreign Languages, IGNOU on ‘Current Trends in English Language Teaching-Learning’and Dr. (Prof.) Jaishri Jethwaney, who holds an affluent experience of 27 years in teaching as Professor, & Program Director (Ad/PR) at Indian Institute of Mass Communication. Dr. (Prof.) Jaishri Jethwaney delivered her lecture on the topic “Making Classroom teaching in Mass Communication a cherished experience by both the learned and the learner.” She discussed some real-life situations of classroom teaching with the audience.
Dr. (Prof.) Chavi Bhargava Sharma, ED and Dean, FBSS, MRIIRS and Dr. (Prof.) and Dr. Anil Sarin, Professor of Management and Contrinomics, MRIIRS took sessions on the third day. She laid emphasis on the ideologies of being a good teacher. Her lecture was very interactive and thoughtful. Dr. Anil Sarin discussed real-life scenarios of classroom teaching with the audience. He focused on the drawbacks of the Indian teaching pedagogy and solutions to the common issues of classroom teaching.
The sessions on the fourth day were taken by Prof. (Dr.) N. K. Chadha, Chairperson of the Doctoral Programs, MRIIRS and Prof. (Dr.) Brahma Dutta Sharma, a renowned writer, and Professor of English in Taiz University, Yemen. Prof. (Dr.) N. K. Chadha talked about the trends that teachers follow while delivering lectures to students. Dr. (Prof.) Brahma Dutta Sharma emphasized upon the culture of ‘Independent thinking’. He spoke about the idea of selecting the text wisely for designing the curriculum.
Prof. (Dr.) Harshit Sinha, Director, J.B. Knowledge Park was the speaker on the 5th day of the FDP. He emphasized on the practical aspects of teaching, time management, and physical and spatial aspects of classroom lecturing.
All the sessions were highly informative and enlightening for the participants. The program concluded with participants’ feedback and valedictory session. The verbal as well as written feedback was encouraging for the organizers and the faculty participants were highly benefitted from the sessions.