WORKSHOP ON EFFECTIVE TEACHING & LEARNING
A workshop on effective teaching and learning was held at Allons Public School in the Abdul Kalam auditorium on 23/07/17 under the aegis of Quality Education Asia . The training program started with Saraswsati Pooja and lighting of lamp by the team members Mr. Martin Mathews ( former head teacher , consultant United Kingdom) Miss Nadene Mackay ( Assistant head Education , University of Wales ) , Mr. Rupam Sah ( Lead Learner and CEO Quality Education Asia ) , Mr. Mukul Goel(Chief coordinator), Mr. Ravi Agrawal (Regional Head QEA) .Director Pushkal Arora , Principal Ram Chandran Allons Public School .
The program started at 9:00am with the rendition of the Welsh National Anthem . Mr. Pushkal Arora in his address spoke about the major shifts in global environment in the field of education , the major strides that science has taken and the keen competition that a student has to face later on . For this the teacher should be equipped with proper updates in the methodology and approaches to teaching for passing on the benefits to the students .
Principal Ram Chandran said that in my experience I have observed that if due care is given to a child’s learning process , and sensitivity towards the child’s needs , by the teachers , if practiced , then , every child can surely be uplifted he added . Sincere effort in this direction is a must.
The attending teaching staff of Allons Public School were split into groups of four each, after which Mr. Martin Mathews elaborated the fact that today the scenario has changed a lot with a paradigm shift , where the student of today is not totally dependent on the teacher they have access to google for receiving information on any subject . So ,now as a facilitator , what we can do is to inspire , motivate and guide the citizens of the future to be a successful self directed learner , and further more turn the student into a useful citizen .
After which an inter active session was carried out by Miss Nadene Mackay who demonstrated the value of group activity where even the introverts get an opportunity to express themselves . Importance of peer learning , a variety of methods to assess the learning outcomes and how to plan out a strategy for improvement in further teaching were elaborated .
Assessment of learning and assessment for learning was thoroughly explained .
The teaching staff of Allons Public School were greatly benefited through this program , who enthusiastically took part in all the activities . At the end of the program Certificates of participation were handed over to the participants by Miss Nadene Mackay &Mr. Martin Mathews .
The program ended with the rendition of National Anthem by all the staff members of Allons Public School , entire program was anchored by Mr. Shynu k. Thomas . P.G.T.Accountancy APS . Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Ajay Pandey P.G.T. Physics .