The objectives and methodologies being practiced in the said programmes on par with UGC guidelines and Advisory committee/Local Programme Planning and Management Committee (LPPMC) are mentioned below.
Orientation Programmes (OPs) are mainly focused on the themes such as Quality Assessment in higher education, value based education, moral and ethical dimensions in education and creativity to reorient the teachers on goals of higher education, pedagogy, educational psychology and philosophy, and socio-economic and political concerns for all new entrants. However, the Refresher Courses are framed for capacity enhancement and continuous knowledge updating and exposure to emerging developments in the field, senior faculty from higher education institutions involved in teaching. Besides, to enable the faculty involved in teaching and research in institutions of higher education to utilize fast growing Information and Communication Technology support in teaching and research.
Innovative Methods adopted
The innovative methods followed in learning are in the area of Creativity, problem solving, analyses and evaluations, lectures-cum-demonstrations, video/television lessons, audio-visual presentation, teaching gadgets like: OHP, LCD, slide projectors, educational filmstrips, preparation of resource material for classroom teaching and problem solving techniques, brain buzzing, role playing, co-operative learning, team teaching and study trip. HRDC arranges study trip to renowned institutions/knowledge centre as a part of course work in order to interact with scientists, professionals, teachers and administrators. Besides, to understand their activities in practical environment.
Preparation of study material for teachers participants
The study material was prepared from Articles from the Resource Persons, Teacher Participants and reputed Books & Journals
Teaching methods adopted
Lectures-cum-Demonstrations and brainstorming sessions were implemented. Besides, participants knowledge being shared through seminars, group discussion/Micro-teaching/panel Discussion, project preparation, study-cum-field trip, assignments, workshops and PowerPoint presentation.
Steps adopted for the quality enhancement of the courses
Feedback from the participants/Resource Persons, experts invited to core committee and the members of the Academic Advisory Committee/Local Programme Planning and Management Committee (LPPMC)/Academic Advisory Committee (AAC).
Further as faculty development/training is confronted with innumerable challenges and the HRDC humbly strive and dedicate themselves for the noble cause of teacher education. Considering global competition and foreign forces to reorient the teachers towards educational policies, priorities and programme polemics in the academic environment is HRDCs primary motto