Amrita Varsity holds FDP on Recent Teaching Trends

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A three day faculty development programme (FDP) was conducted by the Department of English at the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore from 29th to 31st August 2013 in association with the Bangalore-based technolgy-enabled learning solutions company, Ecole Solutions. The programme was inaugurated y the PG dean of Amrita School of Engineering Dr N S Pandian and the engineering dean Dr M P Chandrasekharan. 21 delegates participated from various institutions across the southern states.

P1010509Themed “An insight into the Recent Trends in Teaching Language and Literature” the programme included a rich array of topics presented by leading practitioners of English language and literature. According to one participant, “The rhythm of language and literature was well-sequenced in this programme”.

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Topics included:

  • Language Pedagogy and Expressive Literature
  • Teaching Cross-Cultural Issues in Business Communication
  • The Charm of Learning Poetry in Contemporary Times
  • Some Women: African-American and Indian as represented in their respective Literatures
  • Tête-à-tête with Technology
  • Eco-Criticism: Conversation and Conservation
  • Teaching and Learning of English as a Language
  • Glimpses of Drama: Ancient to Modern

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The participants had the benefit of attending a “hands-on” workshop at the university’s Digital Language Lab, which was installed by Ecole Solutions. The Sanako session was led by Ms Pooja Mehta of Ecole Solutions, a leading technology-enabled learning solutions company headquartered in Bangalore.

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Earlier Ms Mehta spoke on how important it is to teach English language using the modern technologies that students use and students want, which was well-received by both the faculty and students present. Participants also enjoyed the hands-on session on Sonako and commented that “it was quite a different experience” using this solution.

P1010692Resource persons who spoke were Dr P Ilamaran of the PSG College of Arts & Science, Dr Harini Jayaraman, the FDP host & English Department chairperson at the Amrita School of Engineering, Dr Gandhi Subramanian, Dr U Sumathy, an eco-critic of repute from the Govt. College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, Ms Pooja Mehta, Manager – Learning Solutions at Ecole Solutions, Bangalore, Dr Ramanathan PV, Dr Shanthakumari, English HoD at Kongunadu Arts & Science College and Dr Saravana Selvan, an accomplished faculty trainer from Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.

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Thank you all for your participation. 

Host: Dr Harini Jayaraman
Chairperson & Head, Department of English
Amrita School of Engineering
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Ettimadai, Coimbatore

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