Teaching is not about passing information: Professor

Teaching is not about passing information: Professor

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-06-17 17:18 Mysuru: A four-week long orientation program for teachers at UG and PG levels across the country began at the at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre in Manasagangotri on Friday.In his inaugural address, Awadesh Kumar Mishra, Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), stressed on the importance of communication skills in teaching. “Apart from having an in-depth knowledge in respective teaching subjects, teachers must have smart ideas for handling human resources,” said Awadesh Kumar, adding that there was need to link “social knowledge and academic knowledge”.The director said the objective of teaching was not to mere pass information but to “inspire” and bring out the hidden talents in students. “Teachers should gain knowledge in numerous subjects so that they can teach the subject in a better manner,” said Awadesh Kumar. Around fifty teachers took part in the event. The scheduleTalks on various topics have been scheduled as part of 109th orientation program.  Professor K S Suresh will speak on RTIProfessor P Nagabhushan on Academic ExcellenceProfessor M N Panini on Nationalism and Nation BuildingProfessor CKN Raja on Indian ConstitutionProfessor G Rajagopal Phonetics and Spoken EnglishProfessor N Usharani on Social CommunicationProfessor K Doraiswamy on Knowledge base for TeachingProfessor Lingaraja Gandhi on 'Understanding Indian Higher Education: Issues and Challenges' and 'Privatization of Higher Education 'Professor D S Guru on Significance and Documentation in ResearchProfessor Yashvantha Dongre on Reverse Thinking, Linking Classroom to SocietyProfessor A Balasubramanian on Research Projects and Methods, Funding AgenciesProfessor C P Ramasesh on Information Resources for Teaching and Research