The faculty of education, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV), organised a webinar ‘Be a Teacher: Roads to a Great Teaching Career’ for pre-university students and their parents on the occasion of Teachers’ Day on 5 September 2020. The webinar started with an inaugural session at 11.30 am, in which the Chief Guest for the session, Dr. Sujata B. Hanchinalkar, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, RIE, Mysuru, delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Hanchinalkar spoke about the importance of starting teacher education right after school education in light of the National Education Policy, 2020. Speaking about the prospects of teaching as a career, she gave a call to young students to take up the profession with passion.
The first session titled ‘Unleash your Passion for Teaching’ was handled by Dr. Pramod Dinakar, Assistant Professor of Education, CVV. The speaker elaborated on the skills that are required for a teacher to be effective and the various roles that an effective teacher plays in the classroom. The session ended with a lot of discussions arising out of the questions from the participants.
Shri G. Shekhar Reddy, Assistant Professor of Education, CVV, was the speaker for the post-lunch session that started at 3.30 pm. The speaker enlightened the participants about the various styles of learning and discussed the theory of multiple intelligences. He defined the role of a teacher and the importance of having a plan for inclusive classrooms.
In her valedictory address, the chief guest for the valedictory session, Dr. M. C. Aruna, a freelance author and editor, with over 15 years of experience in the field of education, appreciated the starting of innovative integrated teacher education programmes at CVV and called for youngsters to take up such programmes to become the kind of teachers that our society needs. Dr. Ajaykumar K., Assistant Professor, CVV, gave the closing remarks, followed by the vote of thanks by Dr. Dinakar.
The webinar had over 75 participants that included pre-university students, parents and teachers. All the sessions were well received by the participants.