GUWAHATI: With an aim to hone the skills of teachers from higher education institutes, even amidst the pandemic, an online 'Faculty Development Program' was organized by EICT Academy, IIT, Guwahati in association with the Asian Institute of Nursing Education, in Guwahati from June 14 to 19, 2021.
One of its kind to endeavour to empower the teachers of health care professionals, this national level workshop was initiated and spearheaded by Principal, AINE, Dr Unmona Borgohain. The program was titled Mentoring Pedagogy and Teaching in Higher Education, which meets the required API and other indexes required for teachers progression.
Dr Gaurav Trivedi, Co-Principal Investigator of the program inaugurated the session enlightening the teachers across the country who had participated in the program to highlight the demand for a pedagogical approach towards teachers in higher and technical education.
The entire week-long program was single-handedly conducted by Mr Anjan Chowdhury, Senior empanelled member, EICT Academy, IIT Guwahati. The program received high accolades on the trainers consistent, energetic delivery with relevant and updated information delivery, that had captivated the audience for long 40 hours.
Dr Unmona Borgohain, Principal, AINE was overwhelmed and remarkably appreciated the effort of IIT Guwahati, saying that, " I had no idea how effective would have been such programs for nursing educators, but this was a real eye-opener for all of us". Dr Ranju Rani Das, Vice Principal AINE, spoke of the tremendous need for such kind of workshops. She added that " We are waiting for an offline program too, soon. " Was also present in the workshop, Prof. Papori Pathak Choudhury, Principal, College of Nursing, Nemcare Group of Institutions, who spoke of such workshops and training, it's a way to foster to global competencies in classroom teaching. "There were so many erroneous approaches in our classrooms, but this FDP has given us the insight to introspect more", she added.
Dr Ratanajit Bhattacharjee, Principal Investigator of the programme concluded the virtual training by adding inputs of National Education Policy and the need for pedagogy and redesigning efforts to understand need-based and outcome-based education at higher levels. He congratulated the participants on a happy note, saying, "We are on the verge of trying times and also changing times. And we have changed towards virtual affluence, and am sure we will together benefit classroom culture through these changes"