National Academic Workshop Begins At KU

15 working groups to identify areas of priority in school, higher education

Srinagar – Nine working groups on school education and six  on higher education began their deliberations, discussions  in 15  parallel sessions held on the first day  of  two  day  national academic Workshop on identification of “Areas of priority and branches of knowledge necessary for promoting school & college education in the State” organized by the faculty of education university of Kashmir.

In  her inaugural address to the participants Prof Nighat Basu Dean and Head faculty of education University of Kashmir,  said that  the workshop will try to  identify areas of priority in School and Higher Education in the State, to identify Branches of knowledge necessary for promoting school and Higher Education in the State, to suggest measures for bringing about qualitative improvement in teaching-learning process both at school & college level in the state..

She informed that to update and restructure the existing course of study at School and Higher Education level and to identify job oriented courses for Schools & higher Education institutions in the State will be among the objectives of the workshop.

In Curriculum and Instruction  group headed by noted academician Prof N A Nadeem who is the chief coordinator of workshop also discussed what the schools curriculum and instructions should be like in higher education and the group will present their recommendation to the core committee yesterday.  Talking to media Prof Nadeem expressed satisfaction the way deliberations and discussions  were held in all the 15 groups on various themes  and said the recommendations  of the groups   are sure to open up some new vistas in handling the curriculum at higher education and at school level.

The other working groups deliberated on the .assessment and Evaluation, Information & communication Technology (ICT)/Special Needs,Quality of Teacher Training and Professional Development, Innovations in Teaching-Learning, Life Long Learning/Extension/Outreach activities/ODL. In the school groups the themes discussed were Curriculum and Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation,  vocationalisation  of Courses, Early Childhood Care & Education, Universalisation of Elementary Education ,Secondary Education, ICT /Special Needs, Quality of Teacher Training and Professional Development and  innovations in Teaching Learning.

The Eminent Resource Persons for the said Workshop are invited from the different prestigious Institutions of the Country. Viz., Aligarh Muslim University, U.P., National Council of Educational Research & Training, University of Chindigarh, Punjabi University, Patiala, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer, Jammu, Board of School Education, College of Education, Srinagar, Private B.Ed Colleges, DIETS, SIE, NIT, University of Kashmir.  The said Workshop is aimed at to laid down the recommendations for School and Higher Education for Jammu & Kashmir State.

The prominent among them heading various gropus are , Prof Anwar Jehan Zubairi , Dean social sciences AMU, Prof Nisar A Shan KU, Prof Akhtar sidiqi ,  JMI New Delhi,Prof A G Madhosh, Prof Manjeet Pantal Director  community education centre chandigarah,Prof Nighat Basu KU, Dr Ranjana Arora , NCERT new Delhi , Prof Sangeeta basu Kurikshetra Univrristy , prof ZNandita  HOd Education department Punjab University chandigarah , Prof V K Kakaria Principal  RIE Ajmeer  , Prof Shuhaib Abdullah ASE jamia Milia Islamia, Prof  Jyoti Prakash Bagchi, Prof Kiran Deep Kour  ,  Prof Nabi Ahmad  AMU , Prof  Zahoor Ahmad chat.

The Valedictory Function will be held at Gandhi Bhawan, University of Kashmir, Srinagar on 18th of October, 2012 at 4.00 p.m.  Jenab Abdul Gani Malik , Minister for Higher Education will be the Chief Guest to deliver Valedictory Address, Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Srinagar will preside over the function

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