BEST PRACTICES 2020-21
7.2 – Best Practices
7.2.1 – Describe at least two institutional best practices
BEST PRACTICE I
Title of the practice: ICT FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING LEARNING.
1. To equip our students with confidence of using technology in teaching learning process.
2. To stand bold in today’s world growing high in technology.
3. The tool they can carry easy and everywhere.
4. Making teaching and learning more effective and innovative.
5. Widens their knowledge and understanding of curriculum through technology.
Objectives of the Practice:
1. To promote the skill using Information Communications Technology (ICT and to improve the learning outcomes
2. To provide “Head-Heart and Hand approach- 3H” to learning
3. To accelerate the teaching and learning efficiency
4. To motivate students towards innovative learning
5. To enrich the process of teaching learning by using ICT techniques.
2. The context:
The traditional teaching methods of chalk and talk techniques has limitations like classroom management, neat diagrams and Black Board writing skills. In the modern education system curriculum is framed to develop the competencies in the teachers and students for best performance. Curricula are also emphasizing capabilities and concerns towards the application of the information. ICT are able to provide strong support for all these requirements. Information and Communication Technology - ICT has become an integral part of teaching learning process. Effective use of technology makes the class more dynamic, motivates students and renews teacher’s enthusiasm as they learn new skills and technologies. Adoption and use of ICT in education have a positive impact on teaching and learning.
3. The practice:
In this digital era, ICT use in the classroom is important for giving students opportunities to learn and apply the required 21st century skills. Most of the classrooms in the institute have installed projectors and white boards. The entire faculty members take the lectures using the same. Whole campus of the institute is Wi-fi connected. Information Communication Technology (ICT) enabled teaching methodologies are being followed by the faculty members in class rooms as a complementary tool for conventional teaching methods. Faculty members started to use ICT in the preparation of annual plan, subject time table, students’ practice teaching time table, attendance, question bank, question papers etc. The use of multimedia teaching aids like, PPTs, Videos, LCD projectors, smart classrooms and internet enabled computer systems in daily teaching learning. The student teacher of B.Ed. and M.Ed. use the ICT in their internship programs and conducting practice lessons. The M.ED students use ICT, not only for teaching but for the research work like in the review of researches and literature, data analysis and typing of dissertations. The teachers and students use the e-library for searching the knowledge regarding the research work. Faculty students started to use well equipped Language laboratory to enhance knowledge of English communication and writing skills.
4. Evidence of success-
1. The PPT prepared by faculties for teaching in B.Ed. and M.Ed. courses is available in our institution.
2. The student teachers power point presentation used in the institution and in the schools are stored on computer.
3. The videos and the clipping of different activities are also available in the college.
4. The soft copy research projects done by student teachers are also available in the library for the research study.
The major problems encountered are, sometimes internet facility range problem.
All of the students and faculty members may not be comfortable using ICT in Teaching Learning process due to various reasons.
Resources required network with broadband connectivity. E-format content is unavailable.
Information Communication Technology is not acceptable in most school where our students go for practice teaching.
BEST PRACTICE - II
Title of the practice:
Leadership Development through Various Academic Programmes.
This practice is aimed at enhancing student’s leadership through various academic programmes.
To cultivate and nurture the leadership qualities of the students.
To identify leadership talents and provide opportunities for development.
To develop problem solving skills and critical thinking.
To expose students to real day to day life situations and have hands on experience.
To help them set goals for the benefit of themselves and society.
2. The context:
There is an abundance of leadership potential among the youth of today. Institution provides ample opportunities for development of leadership qualities. Like
3. The Practice:
KLE Society’s College of Education, Vidyanagar, Hubballi attempts to provide the right opportunities for channelizing the energies of the youth and creating leaders among them. The College has initiated various forums by which the students can participate in leadership positions. The College sets up a student council where members are nominated either by the faculties or election system. The student council consists of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretaries and Treasurer. Leaders are also elected for various associations. Exemplary students with good academic record are the candidate pool from which the office bearers are chosen. This policy motivates the Students to prepare well academically and hone their skills toward social service and other talents throughout their initial years of study so that they may be elected to the student council in the capacity of core council member or association.
4.Evidence of Success:
The council leaders and association members are given opportunities which enable them to formulate action plans for core curricular and extracurricular activities. They work as a team thus learning the values of collaboration, cooperation and conflict management. They get the opportunity for decision making, mobilization of resources and networking through the organization of various programmes under their leadership.
Even though the college association provides opportunities for leadership development, the college has a long way to go to ensure the participation of all students
The observation of the college is that some of the students are inhibited to come forward to actively take part in the leadership development programme due to several impeding factors like lack of encouragement from family and external peer groups. Their confidence level is low despite the college handholding and encouraging them to take the first step to enroll themselves in the leadership development programmes.
New strategies need to be worked out to promote such candidates with additional inputs that will enable them to make use of every opportunity that is provided by the college