The Faculty Development Department organized a five-day orientation programme for the recently recruited faculty members to make them familiar with the institutional practices and the instructional strategies of teaching and learning, because teachers are considered to be the pillars of Paavai. The orientation programme was held from 25.11.2022 to 30.11.2022 at Smart Hall. 23 faculty members from Paavai institutions attended the orientation programme.
The Inauguration was held at Smart hall on 25.11.2022, where in Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan, the Chairman explained that teaching and learning should take place simultaneously in the classroom. Self-Introduction was given by the faculty members. He explained the components of teaching profession and asked the teachers to prepare on a daily basis. He elaborated the method, strategies and art of teaching and learning. Finally he highlighted that Self-recognition, Self-realization and self-actualization should be done by the teacher for further enhancement and professional growth of a teacher. S.Priyetharsine Teaching Observer, FDD welcomed the gathering.
The objectives and methodology of the orientation programme were read out by S.Pavithra Teaching Observer, FDD. After the inauguration, the technical sessions commenced. Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan Chairman, Paavai Institutions, Dr.K.K.Ramasamy, Director Administration, Paavai Institutions, Mrs.C.Jayalakshmi, Dean Counseling, Dr.M.Prem Kumar, Principal, PEC, Dr.B.Murali Babu, CoE, Dr,K.Selvi Dean Academics,PEC Dr. K.Subashini, Head FDD, Mr. Thamariselvan, Head, Plac Dr.D.Bhanumanthy, HoD/CSE, Dr.R.Shanthi, HoD/Eng, Dr.Mohanapriya, ASP/ECE, and Mr.Elavarasan Yoga trainer were the resource persons for the programme who threw light on areas such as, ‘Paavai on the path of progress’ ‘Teachers are the second parents’, ‘Be Ethical’, ‘Paavai culture’, ‘Attitude, Skill and Knowledge’, ‘Triple S relationship’, ‘Pedagogy of teaching and learning’, ‘Be liberated Be Happy’, ‘Be Fluent’, ‘Smart Teaching’ and ‘Yoga’.
Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan Chairman took the session on “Paavai on the path of progress”. He elaborated the Ten Commandments to be a Paavai teacher. He explained the unique, tools, styles, factors, ingredients, marks, competencies, behaviors, Dimensions, Features and reasons. Further he highlighted the expectation from teachers and students. He also focused on Belongingness,Ownership and pride. He concluded by saying that Positive collaboration + sharing right information+working towards a common goal = Higher performance will happen.
Mrs.Jayalakshmi Dean Counseling, illustrated that “Teachers are second parents” by demonstrating various lifetime incidents. She shared her experiences to deal the slow learners of the classroom. Dr.K.K.Ramasamy, Director Administration, expounded on the different roles and responsibilities of the teachers. He advocated the practical method of teaching to reach out to the students of all categories. He also stressed the importance of observation skill and it should be developed by the teacher. He highlighted that 1.Knowledge of fundamentals, 2.Good communication skills, 3.Guiding force/motivator, 4.Observation; 5.Pleasant attitude should be done by the teachers to improve their teaching skills. Various examples related to different branches of study and environments were explained. Dr.K.Selvi, Dean Academics, PEC explained the significance of Paavai Culture, Paavai Mantra and Paavai belief. Dr.M.PremKumar, Principal, PEC, emphasized the importance of developing a right attitude to serve as worthy members of Paavai. He explained that. ‘One’s attitude determines one’s Altitude’. Dr.B.Murali Babu, CoE elaborated on the significance of ‘Triple S relationship’. He stated that the relationship of a faculty member with the students, other staff members, and superior should have the line of boundary for maintain healthy relationship. Dr.K Subashini, Head, FDD emphasized the pedagogy of teaching and learning. She further highlighted the different strategies and techniques of teaching and learning to make the classroom interactive and interesting.
Dr.D.Bhanumathy, HoD, CSE explained the Be Liberated, Be Happy with various activities. Dr.R.Shanthi, HoD, Eng elaborated on the importance of English language and communication skills. She further highlighted the various skills for developing English language. Dr.Mohanapriya, ASP, ECE explained the importance of Smart Teaching. She demonstrated the various app for teaching online and she engaged the participants in online tools and their optimum utilization for making learning effective. Mr.Elavarasan, yoga trainer demonstrated the various Asanas and yoga exercise.
Each resource person explained, elaborated and had an interactive session with the faculty members. Around eleven topics had been handled in these seven days. Throughout the orientation the members were assisted to hone their LSRW skills. Every faculty gave a model presentation of their teaching units and feedback was given then and there to enhance the procedure of the effective teaching. Different kinds of activities such as Ice breaking event, Role Play, Group activity were also conducted to keep up the excitement of teaching and learning. The programme thus catered to the needs of the inductees and the Faculty Development Department expressed its willingness to be with them as and when required.
The Valedictory function was held on 30.11.2022 at Smart Hall by 02.00 pm. All the faculty members recorded their feedback. Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan Chairman highlighted the roles and responsibility of the teachers. He also explained the teacher preparedness for making teaching-learning effective. Smt. Mangai Natarajan Correspondent said that teachers should always make confident among students. She said that the teachers need to read loudly their subjects and there should be clarity in their teaching. She highlighted that “Socially responsible, legally bound, economically stable and ethical sound”. Ms.S.Anusuyadevi, Assistant Professor, English, PEC proposed vote of thanks.