Amritsar,Feb 26,2020: One week workshop on Integration of Values and Peace Education in Teaching Practices for Teacher Educators by the school of education under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission for Teachers and Teaching, MHRD at GNDU concluded.
The basic goal of this workshop was to provide training to teachers to enable them to develop knowledge and understanding of the various issues and concerns having a bearing on education for peace. The teachers need to develop consciousness and insight into their own role as value and peace educators, their attitudes, values and skills necessary for the integration of value and peace education in teaching-learning.
Prof. Amit Kauts, Project Coordinator, School of Education welcomed the guest and the participants in the valedictory session. He reported that the participants worked on various techniques of teaching which can develop and integrate values while teaching like- whole institution approach, value clarification approach, value continuum, moral dilemma episodes with small group discussion, relatively structured and argumentative, value analysis approach using debate, rational discussion, analyzing analogous cases etc. He further focussed on the need of such workshops for the professional development of teachers to overhaul the education system in order to synchronise cognitive development with a value orientation. Prof. Kauts reiterated that the theme of value and peace integration is of global concern in the present times and needs to addressed by all the stakeholders.
Prof. (Dr) T.S. Benipal, Dean, College Development Council, GNDU, Asr. during his valedictory address congratulated the team of SOE and Department of Education for the innovative initiative taken up to train the participants in the integration of peace and values in their teaching practices. He highlighted the role of parents and teachers in the inculcation of values among children at a tender age, which would go a long way in their character building and personality development. Prof. Benipal further stressed that teachers themselves should live a righteous life as it would have a multiplier effect in the making of many generations to come.
A diverse group comprising of Twenty Teacher Educators and Teachers in Higher Education from faculties ranging from law to yoga education were the beneficiaries of this workshop belonging to the state of Punjab [both rural and urban areas] and different states of the country like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Assam. On this occasion, the participants, Dr. Ritu Sharma and Dr. Yashwant Rao shared their experiences during their short stay at Guru Nanak Dev University among them were.
Dr. Deepa Sikand Kauts, Head, Department of Education, proposed a vote of thanks to the guest, MHRD for funding and Vice Chancellor for encouraging and supporting SOE. She also congratulated the participants on successful completion of the workshop. She complimented the participants for their enthusiasm and a keen interest and at the same time expressed her anticipation that they would further the efforts in this direction.