Karachi: Bahria University Karachi Campus organized a two-day workshop on “Pedagogical Innovation”.The workshop was conducted by team of instructors from Valparaiso University.
Valparaiso University is an institution in United States of America which offers professional training and graduate study, helping students find their own paths to life-long personal and professional growth.
Dr Saman Hakeem, HOD Prosthodontics & Asst Prof and Dr Syed Ahmed Omer, HOD Science of Dental Materials & Asst Prof were designated as participants representing BUMDC in the workshop.
Pedagogical Innovation is “a learning approach focused on the development of innovation competences, defining how knowledge is assimilated, produced and used in a manner that can create innovations” therefore reinforces intellectual skills, increaseslevel of understanding and interaction of students with their teachers.
Various teaching strategies were discussedby Prof. Dr. Jim Nelson,Prof. Dr. Melissa Desjarlais and Prof. Dr. Polly Wainright, the Academic Advisors at Valparaiso University. These strategies included Engaging Students as Critical Thinkers in Large Classes, FlippingtheClassroomand Project Solving through Project- based Lab Courses. Valuable learning resources such as power point presentations, e- books and articles were shared to facilitate them in becoming proficient educators.
Through this faculty development program, BUMDC plans to upgrade its education system andimplementinnovative teaching strategies within its curriculum which will not only encourage positive learning environment but also raise the standard of institute on an international level.-PR