Faculty Development Program – 2021 at KIDS
The Faculty Development Program 2021 was organized at Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) from 21st to 25th June 2021. The resource persons for the FDP were Dr Neeraj Deshpande, Professor, Periodontology, K M Shah Dental College and also the Additional Registrar, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Vadodara; Dr Anshula Deshpande, Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, K M Shah Dental College, Vadodara; and Dr Mohit Pal Singh, Professor and Head, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Pacific Academy of Higher Education and Research, Udaipur. The Niche area for the FDP program was “Developing and strengthening Dental Education”.
The program was held in two sessions every day of an hour each. The resource persons enlightened the faculty on the newer ways of teaching the students and also the methods of evaluating a student. The interesting topics covered included: From being a teacher to facilitator, Learning domains and outcomes, Interactive large group teaching, Interactive small group teaching, Fundamentals of assessment, Construct of comprehensive theory paper, Clinical performance assessment, Art of giving feedback, and Micro-teaching.
The faculty members from KIDs participated enthusiastically in the FDP and interacted with the resource persons. The outcome of the FDP program will bring about a better teaching environment as well as a better method of assessing a student on the learning capabilities as well as the assessing the outcome of the teaching program.