Online FDP begins at CUJ

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 16: Seven-Day online Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ‘Emerging Trends in Assessment and Evaluation for Teaching and Learning’ began today at Central University Jammu.
The FDP is being organized by the School of Education, CUJ under the aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) scheme of Government of India.
The key objective of this FDP is to discuss knowledge of educational assessment and evaluation along with understanding of different tools for assessment and evaluation, to gain practical knowledge and skills for exploring various tools used for evaluation and assessment in teaching learning process.
In his inaugural address, Prof Ashok Aima, Vice-Chancellor CUJ, elaborated that the education system of our country should work on trajectory path and will adapt, absorb and respond to the change as per evolution of the society. He also stated that the academia now a days should act as resourceful and nation-building agents for inculcating skills and values amongst the learners.
The keynote address was delivered by Prof Lokesh Koul, Professor Emeritus, Himachal Pradesh University Shimla. He ardently described that failure actually leads to success, so teachers never discourage the learners in his/her failure in any type of assessment and evaluation in curricular as well as co-curricular activities. He also stated that in the current situation, teacher should go beyond memory level and focus on application-level behavior of the learners. With this insight, he further said that teacher must frame his/her teaching strategies as per the minimal level of learning potential rather to tackle average level of potential within the classroom.
Prof Sunil Dhar, Dean, School of Education, CUJ, also spoke on the occasion. Earlier, the welcome address was delivered by Dr J N Baliya, Head, Department of Educational Studies CUJ & Programme Coordinator (PMMMNMTT). He also briefed the outline and key objectives of the FDP.
Dr Ritu, Associate Professor, CUJ proposed the formal vote of thanks whereas Dr Aman, organizing secretary of the FDP, moderated the session and briefed that the FDP is comprised of 25 sessions on various topics related to assessment and evaluation.