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Staff Development Committee 29/09/2021

Transformation of Engineering Education

A two-hour webinar entitled “Transformation of Engineering Education” was organized by the Staff Development Committee of the Engineering Department on September 21, 2021 through MS Teams.

The resource person, Dr. Arnold Pears, Professor, and Chair of the Department of Learning in Engineering Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden was cordially introduced by Dr. Pratapa Raju M, Co-Chair, SDC, Engg. Department, UTAS, Ibra.

The webinar developed an awareness about the importance of transformation of engineering education. It provided detailed information on the importance of modernisation in higher education to meet the universal challenges. The speaker explained the necessity of transforming teaching strategies from changing teacher-centric education to learner-centric education.

Towards the end there was an online open forum compered by Dr. Pratapa Raju. It was a lively conversation actively participated by the staff led by prominent lectures in the Department. The discussion was fruitful and informative as the staff have shared their classroom experiences in engaging the students through student-centred-learning approach.

Finally, a vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Prathapa Raju Moola who took an opportunity to thank the resource person. The feedback of the event was collected from the participants after the webinar.

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