23-SEP-2019: Department of Education begins two-day national workshop on Training of Teachers for Digital World
Aligarh, September 23: "Information and communication technology is changing in leaps and bounds and teachers of 21st century need to equip themselves with modern educational technologies so that teaching-learning competencies increase in sync with modern times", said Prof Akhtar Haseeb, while presiding over the inaugural function of the two-day national workshop on 'Training of Teachers for Digital World'.
The two-day workshop has been organised by the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), where more than 120 participants from different universities and institutions will deliberate upon the digital technology required for teaching-learning and will be provided with hands-on-training.
Prof Akhtar Haseeb said exposure is the key, therefore such workshop are useful in updating the knowledge.
"Aligarh Muslim University is one of the very few educational institutions in India where quality education is imparted to boys and girls from Primary to Higher level. A special Directorate of School Education has been established, along with a Women?s College among other specialised Centres", said the Pro-Vice Chancellor.
Stressing the need for organising regular workshops for updating teachers' skills, Prof Haseeb said that AMU follows the rules laid down by regulatory bodies and funding agencies in letter and spirit. The Department of Education of AMU has a long legacy, he added.
Remarking that plagiarism is a menace, he exhorted the students and scholars to benefit from E-Resources and gain knowledge by skilling themselves.
Presenting the keynote address, Dr Vijay Kumar, Deputy Secretary, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), New Delhi, said the new generation has exposure to new technologies so teaching-learning has also to change accordingly and minimum technical competencies are needed in teachers of the current digital world.
Remarking that AMU is a premier university, Dr Kumar said that twenty-six universities from the country have been identified including Aligarh Muslim University where a National Conference on teachers? education will be organised.
Delineating the role and mandate of NCTE, he elaborated upon the different aspects of content and pedagogy, and reforms in teaching-learning process.
Guest of honour, Prof Ahrar Husain (former Dean, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi) said that technology is the compulsory component of the modern teaching programme.
Praising the Department of Education of AMU he said that AMU along with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Banaras Hindu University were the only three institutes of higher learning and research in India where computers were first introduced.
"If you want to transfer quantum of knowledge & information in limited time then you of course need technology", said Prof Husain. He asserted the need to integrate the new age technology with teaching-learning process.
Welcoming the guests and resource-persons of the workshop, Prof Nasrin, (Chairperson, Department of Education, AMU) said that the department of education was established as a training college in 1926. Presenting a brief history she also talked about the courses run by the department. Talking about the objectives of the two-day national workshop she said teachers are facilitators and today they need to be digitally competent.
Prof Abdulrahim P Vijapur (Dean, Faculty of Social Science, AMU) proposed the vote of thanks, while Dr Shazia Mansoori conducted the proceedings.
During the inaugural function a newsletter was also released. Prof Asfar Ali Khan, Director, Directorate of Schools Education; Prof Anwar Jahan Zuberi, former dean and other faculty members and scholars were present on the occasion.
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Related PicturesPVC Prof Akhtar Haseeb Dr Vijay Kumar and others during the inaugural session of the workshop organised by the Depart of Education
PVC Prof Akhtar Haseeb addressing the workshop organised by the Depart of Education