NAAC sponsored National Seminar on 21st Century Teaching Skills for an Effective Teacher
A NAAC sponsored seminar began on 27th of August
2016 with a charismatic prayer song by the students of St. Paul School followed
by the lighting of lamp by our distinguished guests Prof. Swarnakar Principal
IASE Bhopal, Dr. K.S. Tiwari IGNOU Regional Director, Prof. Kurian Kachapally
Dean Christ University Bangaluru, Rev Fr. Denny Manager Christ College, Prof.
Fr. Johnson Principal Christ College and Dr. Diwakar Singh Coordinator of the
In the welcome address Fr. Johnson briefed about
the need for such seminars, workshops and above the need for interaction by the
teachers, educationists, research scholars and administrators so that we are
able to proceed collaborately and creatively.
Key Note Address- In the key note address Prof.
Swarnakar Principal IASE (Institute of Advanced Studies in Education) Bhopal
evaluated the teacher taught relationship in the vedic period. He stressed on
how the teacher with the taught should proceed for the common goal for the
common learning outcomes. Learning should be joyful. He said that the teacher
should be able to quench the thirst the thirst of knowledge 24x7. A 21st
Century teacher should accept suggestion and collaborate it with impartial and
ethical, emotional and intellectual balance. The teacher should teach the
students about mind mapping so that it can direct towards positive, controlled
and concrete outcomes.
Prof. Dr. Kurian Kachapally Dean Christ University
Bangaluru commented that the theme of 21st century teaching skills for an
effective teacher as ‘romantic caption’. Fr. briefed that Education system of
Finland had made them at par with all developed countries. In this
technological explosive and expansive era school should be a centre of learning
with joy. He gave the statistics that Finland outnumber all the countries in
having 99.9% happiest students in the world and how teacher in Finland enjoy
the status of IAS, IPS or any administrative rank for they too are recruited
after a rigorous scrutiny and training in pedagogy, law, fire services, first
aid and military training.
Dr. K.S. Tiwari, Regional Director of IGNOU
briefed that we are on the 16th step of this century ready to face big
challenges, unpredictable destination to reach. He drew attention towards come
serious issues like dropouts in school, places where literacy rate is very low
and requested the teachers to teach about financial literacy, health and
Technical Session I
The technical session began with Dr. Diwakar
Singh’s welcome address. He briefed that scholarly papers from 5 states had
come mainly from Bihar, U.P., Assam, A.P. and M.P. and it was motivating for
the organisers as many senior faculty members like from Jagran Lake City
University, Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, KHS Open University
Guwahati, RIE Bhopal, DAVV (Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya) Indore and
enthusiastic faculties like Engineering, Teacher Education, Medicinal Science,
Management etc. had sent the papers to be presented. Total 35 papers were
received, out of which 15 were shortlisted and 12 presented the paper.
second day of the Seminar began
with the prayer song by Sr. Jenoti and Fr. Agnel. Fr.
in a very innovative manner focused on holistic education and gave an
analytical formula Educational Quotient = IQ+EQ+PQ+AQ+CQ+SQ. We had a brainstorming interactive session by
Dr. Ratna Rao Asst. Prof Calorx Teachers’ University Ahmedabad. She with her various self analysis techniques
briefed about the characteristics of 21st century learners, the skills
inevitable for the 21st century teachers and learners, the various innovative
styles and the various learning skills.
Prof. Ramesh Babu Regional Institute
of Education Bhopal and Dr. Prashant, Education Officer, UGC-CRO, Central
Region, Bhopal graced the Valedictory function as the Chief Guests. They were
accorded a warm welcome with a sapling
and were presented with a memento. The report of two days seminar was presented
by Prof. Annsi Sojan Joseph.
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