How to Teach in Professional Courses: Pedagogy and Perspectives
The first day of the two days Faculty Development Programme (FDP) organized by the Management Department, Noida took place successfully, projecting deep insights and motivation among the 26 participants from various colleges/ universities of NCR.
As per the schedule, the programme started at 10AM with the first interactive presentation by Dr. Debarshi Mukherjee, Associate Dean- School of Management, on Learning Theory and Neo-Learning Models where he put light on the Constructivist Approach vs. Transmission Models and the Blended Learning Models.
The next honorable resource person, Dr. Vishal Talwar, visiting faculty to London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) continued the programme by delivering lecture covering the strategic topics like Board Planning, Topic Introduction, Discussion Engagement and Query Handling.
The participants showed great involvement and enthusiasm throughout the session, putting up discussion on the challenges they face, strategies that works out well and the future modifications needed to be adopted for better teaching and student-faculty relationship buildup. The participants expressed their interest for the next day’s FDP and thanked IMS for the initiative.
The second day started with the presentation of Neelabha Bhattacharya on sensitivity and music. Various notes and sounds generate different moods in human minds and the sound has got a healing effect as well. His presentation generated warm response among the participants who discussed the role of music in classroom teaching and how the aspect of sound could result in increase the learning abilities in a better way.
The last resource person of the day was Prof. Sanjiv Mittal, Dean University School of Management, GGSIP University New Delhi. He dealt one of the most challenging topics of the programme i.e., how to handle cases in the class. He suggested that since hands-on exposure creates more interest among the students and demonstrated technical subjects like economics could be made interesting using small caselets, scenarios and numerical while discussing the theory.
All faculty members made presentations in groups on a topic of their choice using different andragogical techniques under supervision of the resource persons and earned applause from the resource persons.
At the end certificates were distributed by the resource persons to the participants. The entire event was coordinated by Dr. Mahua Dutta, senior faculty of SOM and coordinator research cell.