Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT)
NAAC Academic collaborated
Seminar on “Fostering Teaching Learning Practices for Design thinking Curriculum in Higher Education”
Two days NAAC Academic Collaborated seminar on “Fostering Teaching Learning Practices for Design Thinking Curriculum in Higher Education” was organized by Center for Learning and Teaching of SNS College of Engineering, Coimbatore on 10th and 11th January 2019 at MBA Seminar Hall, SNS College of Engineering. Dr.N.Suresh Kumar, Principal, SNS College of Engineering presided over the seminar. Convener of the event Dr.P.Prakasam, Professor/ECE & Director-CLT introduced the Chief Guest as key note speaker to the participants. The objective of this seminar is to foster the teaching learning practices for Design Thinking curriculum for higher education.
The key note was delivered by Dr.V.Manikandan, Professor and Project Coordinator of Teaching Learning Centre, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore. He elaborated the challenges faced by teaching community and necessity of training to the teaching community for systematic Curriculum design, Planning, Teaching, Learning, Evaluation, Tools supports teaching learning and Design thinking process in education with certain case studies. The key note address also include the Initiatives taken by the MHRD towards the design thinking process
Session 1: Design Thinking
Dr.P.Prakasam, Professor/ECE & Director-Center for Learning and Teaching, SNS College of Engineering Spoke on “Design Thinking Process”. Real time examples like development of i-Phone, Tata Nano, Bus seat etc., were taken to make learners to understand about Design thinking and explained deeply about the steps involved in the Design thinking process. Finally he concluded Design thinking is not an event and not a product. It is all about solving real time problems for the society.
Session 2: Gamification in Education
Dr.S.Babu Deva Senapathi, Professor/Mechanical Engineering & Director-Centre for Creativity Spoke on “Gamification in Education”. He elaborated the current scenario of Education system and changes required for present generation learners. He took certain case studies to understand to change to innovative way rather than traditional practice of Learning in higher education. He concluded Hackathon and Ideathon Models is the future and also it supports for the Design Thinking practices in Higher Education.
Session 3: Activity Based Learning
Prof,M,Satish Kumar, Mechanical Engineering & Prof.A Kowshika, Assistant Professor , B.Tech Information Technology , Center for Learning and Teaching Members of SNS College of Engineering spoke on Teaching methods supports for and highlighted available teaching methods supported for Activity based in the Higher Education.
Session 4: Dr. Prasanth R. Nair, Chairman, IQAC, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore spoke on Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) & Blended Learning that supports for Design thinking curriculum with various resources.
Session 5: Prof.B.Jagadeesh, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering & Member, Center for Learning and Teaching of SNS College of Engineering delivered hands-on session for Problem Based Learning and Inquiry Based Learning with an activity and witnessed the active participants of the participants.
Session 6: Dr.Evelyn Brindha, Professor & Head, Karunya Competency Development Centre, Coimbatore spoke on various assessment methods for design thinking curriculum. Participants enjoyed the session with an active participation
The valedictory of the event was conducted on 11.01.2019 at 4.00 pm. Dr.Evelyn Brindha, Professor & Head, Karunya Competency Development Centre, Coimbatore distributed the certificates along with Convener of the Event Dr.P.Prakasam, Professor/ECE & Director-Center for Learning and Teaching, SNS College of Engineering. The Coordinator of the event Prof.B.Jagadeesh, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering & Member, Center for Learning and Teaching of SNS College of Engineering expressed the vote of thanks. Totally 47 faculty members were benefited through this event.