Jamia Millia Islamia organizes international conference on education

The Department of Teacher Training and Non-Formal Education (IASE) hosted the Valedictory Program to mark the end of the Jamia International Conference on Education. The International Conference began on May 6, 2022, with an Inaugural Program followed by 32 Technical Sessions pertaining to 9 major themes. The inaugural function of the conference was held in the auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, JMI, and was graced by JMI Vice Chancellor & Chief Patron of the conference, Prof. Najma Akhtar

The valedictory program of the international conference was held on May 8, 2022. Around 500 participants joined online through CISCO Webex and the rest were present at the CIT Conference Hall for the Offline Program The program was hosted by Dr. Aerum Khan, Assistant Professor at DTT and NFE (IASE), and Conference Coordinator.

NEW TEACHING AND LEARNING TECHNIQUES

Prof. Dhananjay Joshi, Vice-Chancellor of Delhi Teacher’s University was invited as Guest of Honor. He spoke on the burning need of shifting education away from content to teach learners to teach critically and absorb new material in unique and changing disciplines. He thus proposed the shifting of Education from “Selection and Sorting” and towards “Human Development” thus helping learners realize their full potential.

Prof. Pankaj Mittal, Secretary-General, AIU was invited as the Chief Guest of the valedictory session. She spoke of the practicality of flipped classrooms and that more teachers should be trained to “Teach to the Camera”. She also informed that the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) will enable students to open their learning accounts and give multiple options for completing courses. This would be possible because the account would contain information on the credits earned by them.

RELEVANT CONFERENCES AT JAMIA

The enlightening address was followed by the concluding remarks by Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia who graced the occasion as Chief Patron of JICE 2022. She commended the organizing team for the successful completion of the international conference on education with a theme pertinent to the present era of Covid.

She congratulated the department for the successful organization of the conference, and it felt needed and relevant in the post-covid era, pre-NEP, and post-NEP era. She also expressed her pleasure at the overwhelming response to the conference and felt confident about the conference’s contribution to the field.

She outlined the relevant topics from the conference, such as assessment strategies, outcome-based examinations, assessment of competencies and learning outcomes and assessment to optimize the teaching-learning process, assessment to be used in an integrated manner, make students and teachers aware of the innovative ideas, well-planned teacher training to adopt pedagogy for outcome-based education.

JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA EDUCATION CONFERENCE FOOTFALL

The conference witnessed more than 200 paper presenters on various topics from various universities, including Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), JMI, JNU, AMU, Central University of Kashmir, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), University of Delhi, Central University of Jammu, University of Illinois- USA, had joined the conference.

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