FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON TEACHING SKILLS & RESEARCH WRITING

The three days faculty development programme began on 25th July 2019 at 10:00 am with prayer. There were more than 75 participants from Engineering, Polytechnic and Architecture College. The dignitaries on the stage were  Dr. P. Mahabaleswarappa,, Principal BIT. Ar. Ashok LP Mendonca, Principal, BEADS, Dr. Aziz Mustafa, Director, BIT-Polytechnic.  The Opening remarks for the FDP were given by Dr. P. Mahabaleswarappa. The programme progressed with the inaugural lecture on “TEACHING SKILLS” by Prof: Pushparaj , Principal, Chinmey Vidyalaya, Kasargodu  at 10:30 am in which he mainly focussed on the teaching methods and also the attributes of three basic types of learning styles which are visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic. He also touched upon the effective student counselling. The Afternoon Session started at 2:00 PM by Mr. Ateequr Rahaman, Renowned Motivational Trainer and Expert in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He took the session based activity based learning.

The Second day started with Dr. M Abdul Mujeebu,   Associate Professor , College of Architecture and Planning ,Imam Abdul rahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He gave the details about Research Excellence. He mainly focused on what are the ingredients of a quality research paper and how to address the reviewer’s comments. For writing a paper He quoted “ First thing we should  Choosing the area of interest” then Preparation-Gathering background, Language and writing skills, Computer and internet, File management, Time management. He also told to accomplish any task are Confidence, Determination, Independence, Hard work, Systematic approach.

The third day began with G-Suite for Education by Mr. Hariharan, from Google,  This was the hand on experience on creating a web link where the faculty can post the teaching materials and assignments. The afternoon session was by Dr. Mustafa B, HOD, Dept of Computer science, He gave the presentation on ICT (INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION)  in details he covered Concept, Objectives, Need and Importance of ICT – Characteristics and Scope of ICT. The technology which consists of electronic devices and associated human interactive materials that enable the user to employ them for a wide range of teaching – learning processes in addition to personal use. The second half session was from Dr. Aziz Mustafa gave talk on ICT and also the future technology; in his talk he has used motivational Videos to demonstrate the use of ICT. “ISSUES AND CONCERNS OF STUDENTS “ A presentation was by Mrs. Mamatha Bandhary on the third day. In her talk she told the Common Student Concerns are

  • adjustment issues
  • difficulty coping with emotions (e.g. depression, anxiety, anger)
  • interpersonal and relationship difficulties
  • health-related concerns ( alcohol, , problems with eating or sleeping)
  • concerns about academic issues (e.g. poor motivation, concentration problems, test anxiety)
  • stressful/traumatic experiences (e.g. financial/legal problems, assault, harassment, death).

Depressed mood, stress, anxiety, and problems with academic performance are the most common concerns reported to the the counseling center staff. In fact, over 90% of the students we see indicate that their personal problems have at least a moderate impact on their studies, even when academic concerns are not the main issue for which they sought help.At the end of third day the Mr. Syed Mohammed Beary, Chairman, Bearys Knowledge Campus gave the presidential address by in his speech he said, three things are important in life for success 1. Intension, Efforts and Barakat. He said, if Intension is not clear then our efforts will go waste. He also narrated the story of Bhakt Kanakadas. The program concluded with National Anthem. The Master of Ceremony the event was Prof: Ankitha B of CSE Department.

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