Faculty of Education organises a 5 day Faculty Development Program on TRENDS IN PEDAGOGY

The faculty of Education organized a 5-day Faculty Development Program on TRENDS IN PEDAGOGY: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS.

Dr. Neha Sharma, Asst.Prof Faculty of Education started the inaugural program and introduced
the participants to the topic. She welcomed the guest and other participants present in the
program. With the lighting of the lamp, the program started.
The Guest of Honor of the program Prof. (Dr.) Atul Nasa, PVC, SGT University was welcomed
by Prof. (Dr.) Madhavi Sharma.
Prof. (Dr.) Atul Nasa, PVC, SGT University delivered the inaugural speech, in his speech Sir
highlighted the significance of the incorporation of experiential learning in the pedagogical
framework and wished the program a grand success. The inaugural program concluded with a
vote of thanks by Ms.Poonam Talwar, Asst.Prof. Faculty of Education.
The following part of the program the technical session was coordinated by Mr. Abhra
Mukhopadhyay, Asst. Prof. Faculty of Education.
The technical session started with distributing the questionnaire to study the existing knowledge
related to the topic.
The first session of the day started with the expert deliberation of Prof.(Dr.) Saroj Pandey,
Former Director and Professor School of Education Indira Gandhi National Open
University, New Delhi.
The speaker was felicitated with a memento by Prof.(Dr.) Madhavi Sharma, Dean Faculty
of Education, and with plant sapling by a faculty member from the faculty of education.
Prof.(Dr.) Saroj Pandey delivered her lecture on “Experiential Learning as a
Transformative Pedagogy” Madam emphasized constructivism as a background
philosophy of experiential learning and highlighted the features and goals of experiential
learning. She further explained the various methods of experiential learning that are
based on learning theories of educational psychology. Madam also apprised the
participants about the different learning styles of individual learners and detailed various
strategies to integrate them in a regular classroom.

The second session was conducted virtually over google meet by the renowned
academician from the Ed-tech platform, Mr. Alakh Pandey, most commonly known as
Physics Walla. He gave his expert thoughts on “Experiential Learning and
Experimental Learning – The Differential Perspective”.
The speaker was welcomed and introduced by Mr. Abhra Mukhopadhyay, Asst. Prof.
Faculty of Education followed which speaker started his session.
He explained his own careeristic development in the discipline of Physics, narrated the
procedure of physics coaching, where he applied the philosophy of experimental
learning, and through it how he reached the top position accruing to business in
education. He also debriefed the session with the significance of experiential learning and
experimental learning in learning physics, further to his deliberation, also emphasized the
significant change in learning outcomes after applying the philosophy of experiential
learning in solving the physics problems and how this strategy of teaching rather
facilitating the learner to learn physics in a more simplified and interesting way.
The third session was conducted by Professor. (Dr.) GAURAV SINGH, Professor,
School of Education, Central University of Haryana.
Mr. Abhra Mukhopadhyay, Asst. Prof. Faculty of Education welcomed and introduced
him virtually, as he could not make out time of his hectic schedule to be present for the
program in face-to-face mode.
However, virtually, he apprised the participants with a colorful and technical presentation
related to his topic “Experiential Learning – Implications for Educators”.
He apprised the participants of various models of experiential learning, that can be
skillfully applied by the educators in the regular classroom.
The fourth session of the day after lunch was conducted by Prof.(Dr.) Amitav Mishra,
Professor, School of Education at Indira Gandhi National Open University
(IGNOU). He presented his lecture on “Collaborative Learning”, he formed small
groups among the participants and demonstrated the theme of the topic by adopting
the Think Pair Share technique. He further explained the strategic planning to
introduce collaborative learning in the classroom.

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