Three-day workshop on Pedagogic and Assessment Techniques at CUSB
The School of Education, CUSB conducted a three-day workshop on “Pedagogic and Assessment Techniques beyond the classroom” during March 13-15, under Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching Scheme, MHRD, Government of India.
The Inaugural session of the programme started with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest Prof. Prabhat Kr.,Singh, Registrar, CUSB, Prof. Kuashal Kishore, Head & Dean, School of Education, and Prof. Rekha Agrawal, Programme Coordinator-cum-Nodal Officer, PMMMNMTT Scheme. Prof. Kuashal Kishore welcomed the chief guest and all the participants of the workshop in the programme. He put the light on the theme and its significance. Then Prof. Prabhat Kr. Singh appreciated the efforts of coordinator of the workshop and said that real role of teacher is to transform the information into the knowledge if the teacher is not able to synchronize the content with the level of the learner by choosing of right pedagogical technique. Teacher is fail to do so then learning cannot be possible. So this workshop will be fruitful for the participants to understand how they can make the learning joyful in limited resources. Prof. Rekha Agrawal emphasized the vision of PMMMNMTT scheme in enhancing the quality of various dimensions of teaching, learning and evaluation and highlighted the theme of workshop and its relevance. At last, the inaugural session was ended with the vote of thanks which was delivered by Dr. Kavita Singh. The first session was taken by Prof. Rekha Agrawal on Pedagogic Techniques beyond the classroom and discussed the bottleneck of joyful learning. She also discussed that how the teachers can come out from their traditional system and facilitate the learning through innovative way. Then next session was an activity based session on writing of Reflective Journal which was coordinated by Dr. Pragya Gupta. In this session she conducted an activity with the basic understanding about the reflective journals and pointed out how it should be written. In this session participants prepared and presented their presentations. Then third session was taken by Prof. Rekha Agrawal on Reflective Journal as a Tool of Pedagogy & Assessment and she discussed how reflective journals are helpful to understand that what extant the learning outcomes are achieved and how it can be improved for better learning. The last session was an activity based session on Reflective Journal. It was coordinated by Prof. Rekha Agrawal and her team. In this session participants prepared the presentation in group and presented.
First session of the second day was taken by Professor Rekha Agrawal on Inculcation of Innovative Skills. In this session she shared her teaching and research experiences that how a teacher can develop some innovative skills among primary level students through fun activities. This session was followed by discussions and question answers. This session was coordinated by Dr. Pragya Gupta in which participants also shared their experiences during their teaching. Second session was focused on assessment beyond the classroom in which Prof. Kaushal Kishore deliberated upon various techniques of assessment. Prof. Kaushal discussed about the use of portfolios and steps of their construction. He also deliberated upon various classroom assessment techniques which can be used effectively for assessment of learning of students in very short time and without labeling them. In the third session which was chaired by Prof.S.P Shrivastav, former Dean School of Law and Governance, research scholars of school of education done their presentations on teaching and learning through arts, games and excursion. Mr.Mayank, Mr.Vishal and Mr. Ranjan illustrated upon teaching and learning through painting, music, dance, drama etc. Miss Smita and Mamta given their presentation on the topic teaching and learning through games , Mr. Vikas and Amit presented their presentation on the topic teaching and learning through excursion. After all the presentations the chairperson of the session suggested various strategies to improve the classroom and beyond classroom processes. In this session Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Ravi Kant. Dr. Kavita Singh coordinated fourth session of the programme. In this session, Dr. Kavita Singh conducted an activity based on developing lesson plans which is based on folk games.
On the third day of workshop, first two sessions were taken by Prof. Arbind Kr. Jha Head & Dean, school of Education, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Central University Lucknow. An expert of constructivist epistemology & Pedagogy. In this session, he shared his experiences and ideas regarding constructivist pedagogical techniques through the various examples and anecdotes. He also pointed out the classroom problems regarding pedagogy and assessment. Apart of this he also discussed how an individual develop his own value system and construction of knowledge is a dynamic process. He said that to hard work, sincerity and persuasion is the key of success. After that valedictory session was held which was chaired by Prof. S. N. Singh, Former Dean School of Social Sciences and Policies. Professor Rekha Agrawal welcomed the guest and presented the comprehensive report of the work done in the workshop in the past three days. then Prof. Kaushal Kishore Head and Dean School of Education said that this workshop will be prove as feather in the cap of teacher. Prof. Arbind Kumar Jha was the chief guest of the programme. In his address during he deliberated upon various assessment techniques beyond the classroom. After that Then S.N. Singh gave the presidential address. In his address pointed out the qualities of good teacher and said that a teacher should has command over the content, good communication skill, belongingness with the students, and Professional commitment. This session was coordinated by Dr. Pragya Gupta and also proposed the Vote of thanks. During the session Dr. Rinki, Dr. Swati Gupta, Dr. Tarun Kr. Tyagi, Dr. Kavita Singh etc. were present.