FDP-21at School of Humanities, School of Commerce and Economics, and School of Languages of KIIT DU

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Progressive Approaches for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Research

(Amid Impending Paradigm Shift in Education)

The third day of the Faculty Development Programme at KIIT School of Humanities, School of Commerce and Economics, and School of Languages was graced by eminent resource persons Prof. Jatindra Kumar Nayak, Prof. Damodar Suar and Prof. Kalyani Samantray.

On day three, the theme was ‘Know Thyself’. The first session was engaged by Prof. Jatindra Kumar Nayak, Former Professor, Head, Dept. of English, Utkal University. He chose to speak on a very unconventional topic “Exploring Self:- Need to Read Autobiography”. He justified the need to include autobiographies in course content and discussed about the need of autobiographical research, how to read autobiographies, its importance towards social scientists and in development in societal values and ethos.

In Session 2, Prof Damodar Suar, Chairperson, Social Science Research, KIIT Deemed to be University, inspired the participants about “Self Development through Renewals”. He highlighted about the four types of renewals researchers should adopt for their personal development, the role of each type of renewals at different phases of the research life cycle, and the strategies to adopt those renewals practices.

In Session 3, Prof Kalyani Samantaray, Professor at Sri Sri University, shared her valuable insights on “21st Century Classrooms: Introspection of Teacher Roles for Learning”. She talked about the self analysis of a teacher, teaching skills required in 21st century, the impact of NEP 2020, new techniques to solve classroom problems and the role of student centric approach to teaching.

Prof. Subhas Chandra Kumar, Dr. Sukanta Chandra Swain and Dr. Manoj Kumar Dash were the distinguished resource persons for the fourth day of the FDP. The theme of the FDP on day four was “Interdisciplinary Research Trends and New Directions”. Prof. Subhas Chandra Kumar, President MIMTS, threw light on “building economic resilience during the post Covid scenario”. He gave an informative, info-graphic and igniting talk on the effects of Covid on different macro economic factors like inflation, GDP, Unemployment, and on the different sectors. He also suggested a few strategies to improve the economic situation.

Dr. Sukanta Chandra Swain, Associate Dean, School of Humanities, shared his insights on “Technology adoption in Education Sector”. He highlighted the role of detecting the behavioral aspects of students and teachers in the classroom with the help of technology, and effective adoption of LMS in measuring the outcomes of technological adoptions impact on the higher education system. The session was very interactive and participants could relate their own experience with the topic.

Dr. Manoj Kumar Dash, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior conducted a very informative practical hand on session on “Trends and Scenario of Research in Social Science Based on SLR and Bibliometrics mapping”. Dr. Dash elaborated how to use VOSViewer Software for bibliometric analysis and systematic literature review using Web of Science and Scopus database. Participants learned how to search databases, extract data for SLR and Bibliometric study, and find major research areas and research gaps in a particular field.

The third and the fourth day of the seven day FDP has been an exercise to identify and improve the strength and potentiality of the educators. The upcoming sessions of the FDP are expected to be equally educational and knowledgeable.

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