New Delhi: A team of Pre-service Teachers accompanied by Ms. Paula Britton, Adjunct Professor of Education from University of Missouri, Columbia, USA visited Amity University Campus, Noida to strengthen International Relations amongst the Students of University of Missouri, Columbia, USA and Amity Institute of Education and Amity Institute of Behavioral & Allied Sciences.
Welcoming the guests, Dr. Alka Mudgal- Officiating Head, Amity Institute of Education gave a brief presentation about Amity University dwelling on the various National and International Campuses and the vast bouquet of innovative programmes offered by them. She highlighted the intellectual, scientific and R&D prowess of Amity University. She also shared the achievements of Amity Institute of Education and reputed Institutions where the Alumni have been successfully placed.
Expressing her views, Ms. Paula thanked Amity University for hosting the delegation from University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. She stressed that it was an incredible experience to know about Indian education system and pedagogy followed in Indian classrooms with special reference to Amity University. She expressed her hope to have a long and fruitful association with Amity University in future.
Dr. Ranjana Bhatia- Mentor, Amity Institute of Education expressed her delight in meeting and interacting with the members of the delegation and averred that Amity is looking forward to a long term association with University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.
The team of Pre-Service Teachers from University of Missouri, Columbia, USA –Ms. Emilee Madlinger, Ms. Emily Forsynthe, Ms. Kiana Simons, Ms. Katie Anderson and Ms. Paula Herera-Gudino have been in India for 6 weeks exploring and understanding the working of Indian schools and education system. Sharing their experience during the 6 weeks, they brought out the differences between American Schools and Indian Schools in terms of size of classrooms and number of students in each classroom, activity and project based education in US to lecture based education in India, high respect Indian students pay to their teachers, stronger foundation of education and knowledge in India and others.
The students of Amity Institute of Education, Noida presented a brief overview of the Institute , highlighting the innovative curriculum, School Internships, Assessment Techniques, Field Engagement Activities, Teaching Pedagogy, various Value Addition Programmes, Outcome based learning and Co-curricular activities adopted and promoted by the Institute.
During the occasion, a cultural programme was organized by the students of Amity Institute of Education and Amity Institute of Behavioral & Allied Sciences wherein they beautifully brought out the rich cultural diversity of India