Tuesday, August 16, 2022

National seminar on teaching-learning process underway

Staff Reporter

A two-day national seminar, organised by Salt Christian College of Teacher Education (SCCTE), department of Pedagogy of Science and sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) on “recent trends and future perspectives of teacher in 2047” got underway at the college chapel hall, here, on Thursday.
Speaking at the programme, chief guest, St Joseph University, Dimapur, registrar Dr. K Sethupathi said education was the most important economic factor in any country and India since independence has been focussing on improving literacy rate in the country.
He said currently, India had crossed over 1.5 million colleges, 750 universities and 3500 plus colleges and had great heritage of knowledge for many years which has been flowing throughout.
Dr. Sethupathi also claimed that India has managed to bring education system into a global standard and made significant progress.
He said there has been effective improvement with the advancement of technology and availability of free content to students.
Further, he encouraged all to impart knowledge and learning and to use them as weapons for transformation of the nation.
Highlights of the session included talks on challenges and progress of education during which, resource person, Central University of Rajasthan, department of Education, assistant professor Dr. T Sangeetha spoke on “recent trends and challenges of teacher education in India” while a talk on “future perspectives of teacher education in 2047” was presented by University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, department of Education, assistant professor Dr. A Shyamala Devi.
Earlier, welcome address was delivered by college director Dr. Panger Longchar and vote of thanks was proposed by college convener and organising secretary, Dr. K Jagadeesh.
It may be mentioned that the seminar was organised with an objective to create awareness on teacher education, to bridge the gap between contemporary and teaching-learning process, and to comprehend potential opportunities and challenges facing teacher-education.
It was also aimed at discussing the need for curriculum change in teacher education to cater to the needs of the 21st century.
The two-day seminar will culminate on August 5, with State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Kohima, director N Chumchanbeni Kikon as guest of honour for the valedictory programme.


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