Sunday 4 June 2017

14. Seminar snapshots

Two day International Seminar on
Creating Impact Through Innovations in Teaching and Learning
Brook International School, Sasthamkottah

11 and 12 May 2017

Monday 15 June 2015

11. Extracts from Second Newsletter

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Sunday 10 November 2013

10. National Colloquium

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A National Colloquium on Emerging Trends in 21st Century Designing  of Educational Research was jointly organized by SPFERD, MTTC, CTE and AIRIO, Kerala Chapter on 08th November 2013 at Mar Theophilus Training College, Nalanchira.

Welcome : Dr.Esther Gladiz (Principal, M.T.Training College)
Introductory Address : Dr. V. M.Sasikumar (Nat. Vice President, CTE, South Zone)
Presidential Address : Sri A. Prabhakaran (Chairman, SPFERD)
Keynote Address : Dr. A Sukumaran Nair (Former Vice-Chancellor, MG University)

Dr.K.Sivadasan  Pillai Commemoration Speeches :

Dr. A. Muraleedharan Thampi (Former Dir. and Dean of Ex. Kerala Agri. Univ.)
Prof. A. Abdul Vahab (Former Principal. Iqubal College, Peringamala, Tvpm)
Prof. (Dr.) P.M. Jaleel (Director, M.Ed. Faculty, MTTC, Tvpm-15)
Dr. C.P. Sreekantan Nair (Chairman, CTE, Kerala)
Dr. T. Sundaresan Nair,(Former Director, SRC, Kerala)
Dr. G. Suresh Kumar (Registrar, CDC, TVPM)
Dr.A.Teresa Susan (Head & Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Kerala)
Vote of Thanks : Mrs. Neena Thomas (Faculty, P.G. Dept. MTTC)

Colloquium on –Trends in 21st Century Designing of Educational Research

Introduction: Dr.K.Y. Benedict (Coordinator, Research Wing, MTTC)

Theme Presentation: Dr.V. Reghu (Formerly Head and Controller, RGNIYD)

Discussion Initiators:Dr.Sobha  BC. (Principal, NVKSD College of Ed. Attoor)

Dr. C.Praveen (Faculty, Government  College of Tr. Edn., Thiruvananthapuram)

Vote of Thanks : Dr.Joju John (Faculty, MTTC)

Opinions shared  by different speakers on  Emerging Trends in 21st Century Designing  of Educational Research:

*We need alternative, more effective research designs.

*We have often  followed enlightened  trends of research  in the US  and UK  without really understanding its exact nature.

*We lack professionalism in all fields of Education,  particularly in  research.

* We need to employ professionally validated methodologies.

* Translation  of research outcome into practice seldom happens  in Kerala.

*Research has to be an important  component of  professional development.

* Blind adoption of  practices, and slipshod implementation of  practices  sharpened through research should be avoided.

* The managerial approach to  education now popular in the West  is yet to find popularity in  Kerala.

* We require area specific, institution specific  research.

* Internationally  accepted Quality  should  find  reflection in the research one undertakes.

*The  guiding principle of a research design should be to provide  maximum amount of information relevant  at a minimum cost.

*The Participatory Research-Rapid Rural Appraisal popularized by Prof. Robert  Chambers  is  a model  to emulate.

*Unfortunately the focus now is on Quantitative Research. The time  has come for a shift ... to Qualitative Research.

* The  current  research interest in the West – Drawing  on  animal behaviour and cognition  and comparing it with human behaviour and cognition,  is yet to  draw  a wide interest  among  Indian researchers.

 Post prepared  by Dr.C.Praveen

Monday 6 May 2013

9. First Newsletter Released

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The first Newsletter  of AIRIO, Kerala Chapter was released on 26 April 2013, during the Regional Workshop  on Scientific Research Skills for the 21st Century held at Pulpally, Wayanad. The participants of the Workshop were the first recipients of the  4-page  multicolour  bi-annual Newsletter.