“The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires” Teaching Effectiveness can be brought about by understanding the models of instruction that captures and transfer the knowledge from a faculty to the learners. These involve a deep understanding of subject matter, learning theory, student differences, planning, classroom instructional strategies, assessment of understanding of students, and analysis of learning outcomes. Today the profession of teaching has become quite challenging, the trend in the teaching profession is in changing scenario, and the teachers are expected to be more effective in teaching, and evaluating. To create, a paradigm shift in the mindset of a teacher in relation to their approach, activities, and attitude to teaching a Faculty Development Programme titled “Effective Teaching Learning Implementation” was organized for the faculties of the M.E.T Group of institutions on 1st October 2021.
The program started with a welcome address by Ms.Thiraviya Pon Silfa.,AP/Department of EEE. She in her welcome address welcomed the dignities and the resource person Dr.T.Christo Michael., Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus. The Principal Dr.P.Senthil Kumar Presided over the function. Honorable Principal in his presidential address shared his views with faculty participants that if faculty wants to develop themselves and their students then attending such FDP would enhance their skill of teaching concepts practically. He briefed the participants about the subject chosen for the FDP and highlighted the reason and importance for the same.
Dr.T.Christo Micheal started the session by sharing his past experience in the field of teaching, he said every day is an examination day and the students are going to examine us. He explained, a teacher should not be a teacher in text, but he/she must be a teacher in the context. In his deliberations, while talking about curriculum designing, he discussed the points to be considered while designing the curriculum and the importance of add-on courses. He emphasized three major processes related to technical education namely interaction, presentation & assessment. In his concluding remarks, he said that, we are learners, in this lifelong learning process a teacher must give to his student seeds to plant and not fruits. This Faculty Development Programme fulfills its prime objectives to bring the faculties of different engineering streams, onto one platform to update with the advances of effective teaching and learning practices. Overall the FDP programme was successful in teaching upon some key issues of the theme and was very knowledgeable and helpful. The day winded up with vote of thanks by Mrs.Maheshwari., AP/Department of Civil Engineering.