June 12 & 13, 2017.
Dr Jhancy Mary, Auxilium College, Katpadi
Dr Jhancy Mary shared her experiences as an educator in Auxilium College and made suggestions on how to carry ourselves as better educators. She also explained to the new faculty about Autonomy and the workings of the college.
Session 2 Fr. Mani Lazar
Preventive System of Don Bosco
Father addressed to the need and importance of practicing Don Bosco’s Preventive System in today’s classroom. Highlighting events from Don Bosco’s life that led to the formulation of the system, Fr Lazar elucidated on the Three Pillars of Don Bosco’s Preventive System.
Father explained that an educator should consistently engage herself with the First Pillar – Reason, in all walks of her life. One can and should reason out, by asking ‘why?’. This attitude facilitates a better understanding of things, thereby making us better educators.
Session 3 Fr. Mani Lazar
In this session, Father elaborated on the Second Pillar of Don Bosco’s Preventive System – Religion. Father insisted on religiosity as a factor that defines a person. Faith makes a person self-assured, confident and righteous. Father explained how godliness is within everyone in the form of love. He encouraged the faculty to share this godliness with the students.
Session 1 Dr.( Sr.) Arockia Jayaceeli Auxilium College, Katpadi
Sister offered a few suggestions on how to improve the classroom. She insisted on educating to enrich life and living.
Session 2 Fr. Mani Lazar
In this session, Father elucidated the Third Pillar of Don Bosco’s Preventive System – Loving Kindness. When the teacher is lovingly kind, she is able to touch the life of many a student. Father discussed the various problems and conflicts a child may face in today’s world and how to best counsel them. elaborated on the Second Pillar of Don Bosco’s Preventive System – Religion. Father insisted on religiosity as a factor that defines a person. Faith makes a person self-assured, confident and righteous. Father explained how godliness is within everyone in the form of love. He encouraged the faculty to share this godliness with our students.
June 14, 2017.
Session 1 Dr. Jacob Chellaraj
Teaching that Transforns
Dr Chellaraj began the session highlighting key points from 1969 Kothari Commission Report. He noted that education today has grown beyond Reading, Writing and Arithmetic to Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity and Communication. There are three types of learners: Auditory, Visual, Tactile. Ninety five percent students are tactile learners.
Teaching-Learning is one process and uses three domains: Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor. Teaching should be holistic. The teacher should prepare for the class, deliver, and evaluate the students’ performance. Preparing for the class includes preparing purpose, objectives, content and process.
Dr Chellaraj at this juncture suggested the 4Ps model: Purposeà ProcessàProduct, wherein Purpose ultimately leads to Product and the Process is made easy by Power Creative. Good teaching is where the fulcrum is so adjusted that the output is larger than the input.