JAMMU, JANUARY 18: Three weeks Refresher Course in Education being organized by the Human Resource Development Centre, University of Jammu in collaboration with the Department of Education, began here this afternoon.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. R. D Sharma asked the teachers to take advantage of the courses which are aimed at equipping the teachers with the latest developments taking place in the educational system so that students are provided the latest and quality education by adopting better teaching methods.
Prof. Sharma stressed upon the participating teachers to be role models to their students by maintaining regularity and punctuality as the conduct of the teachers has a deep and lasting effect on the mindsets that students develop because they generally spend more time interacting with their teachers than with their parents. He further asked the teachers to groom their students in such a way that along with developing a good behavior and character among their students, they also shape their career so as to enable them to meet the future challenges of life boldly. He emphasized upon the teachers to get acquainted with all the latest teaching tools and techniques available so as to come up to the expectations of the vibrant and intelligent students.
He called upon the educators to be the researchers in their own area, generate the knowledge and then share the same. Prof. Sharma emphasized upon the teachers for writing research papers and getting them published in the reputed journals and also asked them to work collectively so as to strengthen the process of Research Methodology.
Prof. Sharma urged the educators to focus on the target and said that such courses should not be taken only as an eligibility requirement for promotion, he further added that from time to time teachers should gets themselves evaluated by the students by the way of feedback at the end of the session so as to assess their performance.
He called upon developing and maintaining effective programmes with special impetus on improving teaching and learning and also asked the participating teachers to be proactive in handling their responsibilities be it in updating the Quality curriculum relevant to the present needs, admitting students to a particular course or evaluating their assessment. He asked them not to make compromises while discharging their responsibilities as they are directly involved in shaping the future of the students.
Highlighting the importance of the Refreshers Courses, Prof. Mubarak Singh, Dean, Faculty of Education said that such type of academic interactions are very important for the teachers as they provide them with the opportunity of interacting with the people who have done excellent work in their areas. He further said that such types of Refresher Courses and Orientation Courses for teachers help in providing them with the latest techniques and developments taken place in the education sector and also help in improving the professional competencies of the teachers in Higher Education.
Earlier in her welcome address, Prof Renu Nanda, Head, Dept of Education and Course Coordinator also spoke on the occasion and gave the brief highlights of the lectures that will up taken up during the three weeks.
Sh. Ranjit Kalra, Asst. Director, ASC presented formal vote of thanks.
Around 30 teachers from various colleges of the state and outside the state are participating in the three weeks refresher course.