five day Faculty Professional Development Program

2021-09-13

The five day Faculty Professional Development Program started with inaugaration on Monday 9th of August 2021 in Video Conference room. Over 40 Visiting Teachers were in attendance. The session started with Tilawat-e-Quran-e-Pak, followed by Naat. Dr. Syeda Samina Tahira, Coordinator Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, appreciated the efforts of the trainers and organisers of this training in the opening remarks and encouraged everyone to engage and learn. She also expressed thanks to Madam VC for providing a platform for teachers to improve their skills as instructors. Ms. Qurratulain Najeeb Jamal, Lecturer, Department of English, GCWUF, initiated the training with her module titled, "Communication Skills as a Professional." Learning of communication is important as it helps to improve the way we see ourselves and the way others see us for healthy relationship development, conflict resolution, decision making and team building. It also helps to exercise freedom of speech to become successful professionals. We communicate to persuade, provide, seek information, and express emotions in order to become proactive human beings. The resource person, Ms. Qurratulain Najeeb Jamal, asserted that there are two types of focuses in life; 1) Reactive Focus and 2) Pro-active Focus. In pro-active focus we usually see an answer in every problem while in reactive focus we see a problem in every answer. The main theme of the module was to understand the importance of communication so that faculty members in the higher education sector, can ensure the practice of these standards at our universities. The next module was conducted by Ms. Fehmida Ayub, Lecturer & Incharge, Department of Health and Physical Education, GCWUF titled, Microteaching Cycle I. According to Ms. Fehmida, teaching is an art. She defined art as the application of human creative skills and imagination typically, in a visual form. For this reason, she emphasised on the need of utilizing Microteaching to increase teacher performance through the process of self-assessment, self-criticism, self-observation, self- realization and self-evaluation of teaching style. There are 350 skills of teaching, but Stanford University has identified 20 important skills only. In this module, Ms. Fehmida familiarised everyone with 10 of these skills which were; Planning, Set-induction, Presentation, Questioning, Encouraging the students to question, Exemplification, Communication, Methodology, Judging the students’ problems, and summing up. The two modules were well received by the participants and several participants mentioned that they looked forward to learning from the upcoming modules this week.

Event Organized By Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Held on 2021-08-09