Department of Education
Seminar/Conference/Workshop of the Department
21-22, OCTOBER-2020: National Workshop on 'ICT Pedagogical Skills during Covid-19'
Aligarh, October 5: Resource persons from Jamia Millia Islamia-New Delhi, Central University of Kerala, CIET-New Delhi, IIMC-New Delhi, NCERT-New Delhi, University of Lucknow and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) provided hands-on-training to the participants of the two-day online National Workshop on 'ICT Pedagogical Skills during Covid-19' organised by the Department of Education, AMU.
In the keynote address, Prof Ahrar Husain (Director, Centre for Distance and Open Learning-CDOL, Jamia Millia Islamia) spoke on the relevance of online platforms like e-Pathshala and SWAYAM among others.
Prof Ahrar stressed that there is a need for teachers to utilise technology for better teaching process. He discussed the usefulness of mobile learning and virtual classrooms during the Covid-19 restrictions.
In the presidential address, Prof Nisar Ahmad Khan, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, emphasised: "Combination of technology and pedagogy leads to techno-pedagogical skills for learning arrangements in a better way".
In the first technical session, Prof M N Mohammedunni (Dean, School of Education, Central University of Kerala) delineated the theoretical paradigm shift after the coronavirus outbreak. He discussed importance of technology based collaboration, cooperation and utilisation of different capacities.
Dr Mohd Mamur Ali (Department of Teacher Training and Non formal Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi) explained the importance of creating and designing interactive e- resources such as interactive concept maps and interactive presentations for engaging learners in the second technical session.
In the third technical session Dr Nisha Singh (Deputy Director, Centre for Online Education, IGNOU, New Delhi) spoke about how ICT potential should be realized in the evaluation of teaching learning process.
Dr Kiran Lata Dangwal (Additional Dean, Academic Cell, University of Lucknow) delivered a lecture on 'Virtual world and Ethics' in the fourth session.
Prof Anubhuti Yadav (Head, Department of New Media and IT, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi) and Prof Amarendra Prasad Behera (Joint Director, CIET-NCERT, New Delhi) delivered the key addresses in the fifth and sixth sessions respectively.
Prof Waseem A. Khan, (Jamia Millia Islamia) was the guest speaker at the valedictory function. Dr Mehnaz Ansari (Jamia Millia Islamia) and Dr Shah Mohammad discussed the feedback of the participants. Prof Sajid Jamal (Workshop Coordinator) presented the programme overview.
Prof Nasrin (Workshop Director and Chairperson, Department of Education) delivered the welcome address.
Prof Sajid Jamal and Dr Shazia Mansoori extended the vote of thanks.
05-SEP-2020: Webinar on 'Role of Teachers in National Development'
Aligarh, September 05: Experts discussed how teachers with their qualities, character and professional competence significantly contribute to national development in a national webinar on 'Role of Teachers in National Development' organised by the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on the eve of Teachers' Day.
In the keynote address, Prof Mohammad Akhter Siddiqui (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi) said that individual teacher qualities, character, qualifications and professional competence are the cornerstones on which successful national education ultimately depends.
"Flourishing national development and a society truly prosperous with knowledge all begins from its teachers," said Prof Akhter Siddiqui pointing out that knowledge cannot be acquired if it is not sought and received through the help of the teacher.
Deliberating the role of teachers in the light of National Education Policy (NEP), he pointed out that the destiny of nations is shaped in classrooms, where teachers nurture and mentor students to become responsible citizens, who will eventually shape the physical infrastructure and quality of life in the country.
Presiding over the lecture, Prof Nisar Ahmad Khan, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences discussed challenges of the education system. He stressed on the changes required in the education system and providing the schools with the best infrastructural facilities.
In the panel discussion, Prof Nighat Basu (Central University of Kashmir), Prof Ramakar Raizada (Department of Extension Education, RIE, Bhopal), Prof Shefali Pandya (Department of Education , University of Mumbai), Prof Parveen Akhter Pandit (Central University of Kashmir) and Prof Yasmin Ghani (JLU School of Education, Bhopal) talked about the need of teachers to be more skilful, compatible and empathetic.
Prof Nasrin (Chairperson, Department of Education) delivered the welcome address. Dr Razia B briefed about the objectives of the webinar.
Dr Poonam Chauhan extended the vote of thanks.
12-SEP-2020: Webinar held on NEP
ALIGARH September 12: "A university is a heterogeneous institution with multidisciplinary aspects that reinforces multidisciplinary researches. There is a need for conducting researches with multidisciplinary collaboration of western countries", said Professor Tariq Mansoor while addressing a national webinar on "Pedagogical Reforms in the context of National Education Policy (NEP)-2020: Future Road Map". The webinar was organized by the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University.
Prof Tariq Mansoor also she light on the causes of low enrolment in the socially and economically disadvantaged sections of the society emphasizing that implementation of various schemes of National Education Policy seeks cooperation of all stake holders.
In his keynote address, Prof K Ramachandran (Senior Advisor, Unit of International Cooperation, NIEPA, New Delhi) said that the NEP emphasizes the holistic development of every student, adding that flexibility must be the hallmark and learners should have the freedom of choosing learning programmes according to their talents and interest. Revamping of curriculum, pedagogy and student assessment system are essential to achieve this and we have to prepare the students to face the fourth industrial revolution, he said.
Prof CB Sharma (Former Chairperson, NIOS, New Delhi) made a comparison between the former policies and the National Education Policy. He said that the NEP addresses the issue of mother tongue as a medium of instruction in a better way.
Prof Pranati Panda (Head, School Standards and Evaluation, NIEPA, New Delhi) discussed how we can achieve pedagogical reforms in the field of education.
Prof Aejaz Masih (Dean, IASE, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi) said that teaching is a complex activity and for a teacher it is necessary to have a vast knowledge base and competence to become a role model for his students. Content specific pedagogical skills are to be administered in the institutions, said Prof Aejaz, adding that a regulatory body should be worked out for managing teacher education institutions.
Prof Pankaj Arora (CIE, University of Delhi) discussed the foundation course of school education and said that the NEP is based on Gandhian policy of basic education.
Prof CPS Chauhan (Chairman, IUCTE, BHU and Former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, AMU) discussed the types of postgraduate courses and stressed on multiple entry procedure, highlighted in the NEP-2020. Expressing concern on decline in gross enrolment ratio, Prof Chauhan said that multidisciplinary institutions should pay special attention to developing research and teaching standard.
Earlier, Prof Nasrin (Chairperson, Department of Education) welcomed the guest speakers while Dr Razia B conducted the programme. Prof Nisar Ahmad Khan (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) proposed a vote of thanks.
More than 300 participants including faculty members, research scholars and students from all over the country attended the webinar through Cisco Webex platform.
11-JUN-2020: WEBINAR TO OBSERVE WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY
Aligarh, June 11: The Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised a webinar on 'Environmental Management Practice for Sustainable Development' to observe the 'World Environmental Day' in which deliberations were made on sustaining the living world, natural ecosystems and biodiversity.
Delivering the keynote address, Prof Jayashree Rout, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University shed light on how sustainable practices are imperative for human existence.
"Effective environmental management can be achieved by monitoring climate changes, maintaining biodiversity and proper disposal of hazardous toxic wastes," said Prof Jayashree.
In the presidential remarks, Prof Akbar Husain, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences discussed the role of individuals in safeguarding the environment and the steps for future-proofing sustainable recovery and sustainable development.
Prof R Bhaskar, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guru Jumbeshwar University of Science and Technology stressed the need of maintaining air quality and reducing CO2 emissions.
Prof Jasim Ahmad, Department of Teacher Training and Non Formal Education, Jamia Millia Islamia emphasised the need of providing environmental education to students for maintaining a better society.
Dr Aerum Khan, Department of Teacher Training and Non Formal Education, Jamia Millia Islamia delineated negative impacts of human interventions on ecosystem.
Dr Pallavi Upreti, Uttrakhand Public Service Commission spoke on 'Constitutional Provisions for Environmental Protection in India'.
Prof Nasrin, Director of the Webinar delivered the welcome address, while Dr Razia B, Organising Secretary briefed on the objectives of webinar. Dr Mehmood Ali extended the vote of thanks.
Over 100 faculty members, research scholars and students attended the online webinar.
Online Lecture Series on Topics of Research in Education
Aligarh, April 30: To augment online teaching and learning during the nationwide lockdown, Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised a five-day online lecture series on various topics of research in Education.
In the first lecture attended by 40 research scholars and faculty members, Prof Ahrar Husain (Director, Centre for Distance Education, JMI, New Delhi) talked about the use of various ICT tools in the management of research in Education. He delineated the digital tools being used in research like Mendeley, Deep Dywe, Google Scholar, Colwiz etc. and highlighted the role of the plagiarism checker tools like Grammarly and Turnitin.
Earlier, Prof Nasrin (Coordinator, Online Lecture Series and Chairperson, Department of Education) presented an overview of the lecture series and introduced the speaker.
In another lecture, Prof Husain delineated the visual methods, an emerging research approach used in Social Sciences. "Reflexivity is the most important thing in Visual Research", remarked Prof Husain, adding that perceptions of the people vary regarding visual images and their interpretation.
In her lecture on Phenomenological Research, Dr Akansha Singh (Department of Education, Allahabad University), said "phenomenological inquiry focuses on the commonality of experiences of individuals within a particular group". Dr Singh highlighted the various steps of this particular research method and pointed out its merits and demerits.
Delivering her second lecture on 'Ethnographic Research', Dr Akansha Singh highlighted the importance of ethnographic studies in the present time, which is used across a wide range of Social Sciences as a research method.
Prof Seema Dhawan (Garhwal University) delivered her lecture on Case Study, an important research method used in Social Science. "Case Studies derive from actual experience and reflect the real world concern", she said. Prof Dhawan discussed about characteristics, purpose, types and process of Case Study.
Forty students from the Education Departments of both AMU and Garhwal University attended the lecture and actively participated in the online teaching-learning process.
As per the instructions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. Of India, the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh observed the National Campaign, Swachhta Pakhwada 2020 by doing various activities related to the programme.
There were several awareness activities organized regarding ‚??Swachhata Pakhwada 2020.
In this regard, on 22nd January, the Faculty members and the students along with non-teaching staff of the department conducted the Swachhata Pledge Ceremony to keep the premises of the department as well as the surroundings of the department neat and clean. Regarding this, the Chairperson of the department made all the present members of the department take the oath.
An incentive to raise awareness for a healthy environment was taken up by the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University.
A Plantation Drive was organized in this spirit on 22 January 2020 at 12:15 PM as per the directives of the Hon‚??ble HRM, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Govt. of India.
Under the supervision of chairperson, Department of Education Prof. Nasrin, Faculty members, Students as well as the non-teaching staff joined hands to enhance the greenery of the campus. Saplings were brought in from the university nursery and sown inside as well as outside the department lawns. The students also took pledge to look after their plants and water them regularly. The event concluded with an illuminating success. It provided a fruitful interaction between the students and the teachers outside of classroom under the bower of nature. The drive succeeded in instigating consciousness towards mother nature by letting students soil their hands in mud and so on their own.
Likewise on 25th of the January 2020, ‚??Cleanliness Drive‚?? was conducted to clean the premises under which many advantages are obtained. This drive signifies the effect of the programme in a more glorified way.
Besides this, the leaked taps of the department were spotted and rectified so that through water conservation eco - friendly environment may be obtained.
In continuation on 25th of the January 2020 a cleanliness drive regarding weeding out of the old files and records took place.
CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL VOTER‚??S DAY (JANUARY 25, 2020)
National Voters Day was celebrated on January 25, 2020, in the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim to spread awareness of voting rights among the students and staff as it is very much necessary for effective participation in the electoral process. On this occasion Voters, a pledge was taken in the lawn of Department of Education, AMU headed by Dr. Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, Associate Professor, Department of Education, AMU. All the faculty members, Research Scholars, Students and Non-Teaching Staffs of the department enthusiastically took part in this ceremony.
Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh conducted series of activities to observe Vigilance Awareness Week, 2019 as per the instructions of Central Vigilence Commission, New Delhi on the theme Integrity - A way of Life from 28th October to 2nd November, 2019.
Prof. P.K Sahoo, Head, Department of Education, University of Allahabad delivered Special lecture on the topic Curriculum Reforms in the present scenario of Teacher Education on 15th January, 2019.
National Voters Day was celebrated in the Department of Education, AMU on 25th January, 2019 to spread awareness about the importance of voting and encourage the youths for effective participation in the electoral process.
National Productivity Week was celebrated from 12th February to 18th February, 2019 on the Theme Circular Economy for Productivity and Sustainability. In the opening Session of the National Productivity Week, Prof. Nisar A Khan (Department of Economics), (AMU) delivered lecture on the concept of 'Circular Economy'.
The Training and Placement Cell, Department of Education, AMU organized a placement Programme on 1st March, 2019 for B.Ed and M.Ed students. Mr Saad Hameed, Training and Placement Officer, AMU addressed the students about career opportunities for the prospective teachers in the globalised world.
Prof. Kathy Lea Malone , University of Nazarbayev, Kazhakhstan delivered a special lecture on Science Models, Scientific Reasoning and Cognition in the Department of Education, AMU on 19th March, 2019.
Workshop on Effective Teaching (Phase I) was organized by the Department of Education in collaboration with Women‚??s Club from 27th March TO 30th March, 2019.
Workshop on Effective Teaching (Phase II) was organized by the Department of Education in collaboration with Women‚??s Club from 12th April TO 16th April, 2019.
Two days workshop on Nai Talim was organized by the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University from 30th October to 31st October 2019 as a part of Gandhi Jayanti celebrations to mark 150th birth centenary of Mahatma Gandhi, father of our nation.
National Education Day was celebrated in the Department of Education, AMU on 13th November, 2019. Dr Syeda Sayidain Hameed graced the occasion by delivering an extension lecture on the topic Maulana Abul Kalam Azad: His Philosophy and Contribution to Education.
Department of Education, AMU organized a Symposium on the theme National Education Policy 2019 with special reference to Teacher Education on 15th July, 2019.
A Ceremony was held in the Department of Education, AMU for the Revival of Education Society on 5th May, 2019
Swachhata Pakhwada Week was observed in the Department of Education, AMU from 11th September to 15th September, 2019 with an aim to conserve water and ban of single use plastics.
A Seminar was organized on the topic Education System of India and Indonesia in Comparative Perspectiv on 19th August, 2019. Dr. Istiningsih (Vice Dean of Academic Affairs), State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga delivered special lecture on Educational System of Indonesia while Dr Poonam Chauhan elaborated the special features of Indian Education System.
Swachhata Hi Sewa Campaign was observed in the Department of Education, AMU from 11th September to 2nd October, 2019. as per the directions of UGC with an aim to eliminate the use of plastic and for its proper disposal.
Deeksharamb 2019, Induction Programme was conducted for newly admitted students of Ist Semester of all courses in the Department of Education, AMU from 12th September to 19th September, 2019.
A Plantation Drive was organized in the Department of Education, AMU on 21st September, 2019 as per the directives of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Govt. of India
Department of Education, AMU organized two-day national workshop on Training of Teachers for Digital World from 23rd September to 24th September, 2019.
A two-day International Conference on Multi-Disciplinary Research was organised by the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) from 12th October to 13th October, 2019 to shed light on how research increasingly relies on large collaborative, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches across borders.
Prof. R Baskar, GJST University, Hisar delivered an extension lecture on Natural Hazards: an Overview and Role of Teachers in the Department of Education, AMU on 8th January, 2019.