Aligarh: Adept resource persons deliberated designs for enhancing dental faculty’s instructional skills in the Faculty Development Program on ‘Innovative Pedagogy in Offline and Online Teaching’ organised by Dental Education Unit (DEU), Dr Z A Dental College (ZADC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Over 100 participants from ZADC and Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College (AKTC) attended the programm.
The UGC has long stressed the need for competency-based curricula in health education with the expansion of what constitutes meaningful knowledge in the curriculum and what pedagogies best support it, said Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine).
He was discussing the importance of innovation in teaching methodologies and the need for more research opportunities.
Prof R K Tewari (Principal, Dental College) explained why it is imperative to constantly upgrade teaching skills for stimulating the learners in the best of ways.
“Since the outbreak of Covid pandemic, educational institutions across the globe adopted online learning methods. This led to the permeation of digital technologies into teaching and learning methods and the need for teachers to broaden their pedagogical skills and techniques,” said Prof Sandhya Maheshwari (In-Charge, DEU)
Prof Chetna Desai (Coordinator, Medical Education Unit, B J Medical College, Ahmedabad) and Prof Saira Mehnaz (Department of Community Medicine, JNMC, AMU, delineated significance of innovative pedagogy to promote student-centred learning through activity-oriented pedagogical approaches.
Dr Saif Khan and Dr Saba Khan conducted the programme.