Posted by: abcdyg | December 16, 2009

Bolstering domain of higher education

LUCKNOW: UGC-Academy Staff College, Lucknow University (LU) and UP higher Education Council are organising a short-term training schedule for
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professional development funded by the Uttar Pradesh government between December 16 and 20. The programme is aimed towards training of teachers and academic administrators of various government degree colleges of UP.

The programme aims to bolster the domain of higher education and to dilate the scope of higher education through this pilot project structured by the UGC-Academic Staff College, LU. It will be inaugurated on Wednesday by minister of higher education, UP, Rakesh Dhar Tripathi.

The short-term training for professional development will include a wide array of important topics which will be covered during the five-day course, the first phase of teacher’s training. Prof Nishi Pandey, director, UGC Academic staff college, LU, said that there is a need to have large part of teaching community be benefited through these programmes and to structure and execute training designed to meet the changing trends in higher education.

In all UGC-Academic Staff College, LU has planned 64 courses designed towards training 2,300 trainees. In its first phase of training it will focus on six modules to be held during the five-days course to unveil a more constructive and active participation towards a meaningful contribution to higher education.

The six modules/themes which will be a part of the five-day course are – Innovations in pedagogy for humanities, Project preparation and research methodology, Computer literacy (basic), Team building and conflict resolution, Personality development and communication skills and Gender sensitisation.

The short-term programmes will use training methodology like workshops, panel discussions, experience sharing sessions, case studies, outdoor exercises, lecture and discussions, group work and presentation, role plays, assignments, distance learning including e-learning, instructor led training and hands on computer sessions.

The primary aim is to give the fillip to the planning and management capacities of the higher educational system. To make it more functional and viable to meet the present and future challenges in the social, economic, scientific and technical fields. Besides, to augment the capacities of existing and prospective administrators to enable them to discharge their functions in a more professional manner thereby catering to the urgent need of fundamental changes both at the national level and also addressing to the pressing demands of a wider global community and participation of institutions of higher education.


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