Summer Training Program on Advance Pedagogy and Digital Tools

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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In the last calendar year 2018, IITs had conducted faculty induction workshops for 1200 young TEQIP young, newly recruited faculty in Jan-Feb 2018 followed by Active Learning Workshops for about 2300 senior faculty from focus states TEQIP institutions in June 2018. There were several generic topics pertaining to pedagogy, research, and academic administration discussed during those workshops. The training workshops this year are planned as follow-up workshops to TEQIP faculty & other interested faculty from TEQIP institutions.

• KIT, IIT Kanpur will organize these training workshops in 3 batches for around 250 participants.
• Duration will be 5 days per batch.
• Batches will be divided department-wise.
Batch No. Date
Batch 1 May 13-17
Batch 2 June 3-7
Batch 3 June 10 – 14

Course Objective:

To increase effectiveness of the young faculties in teaching
1. To adopt advanced learning tools such as MOOCs, MOODLE, Brihaspati, ARPIT, Flipped Classroom etc. for deeper learning.
2. To understand the use of formative assessment/ test for better growth like making question papers that test higher order thinking skills,
3. To understand using diagnostic tests to identify student weakness,
4. To be able to differentiate between concepts, skills and subject knowledge
5. To be able to understand importance of Collaborative Research and Innovation start-up,
6. To understand the methodology to inculcate Entrepreneurship skills in the students.

Course Curriculum:

1. Advanced Pedagogy

• Understanding of the concepts and skills rather than subject knowledge
• Peer Learning: Peer-Instruction, group-study and Think-Pair-Share strategies
• Carry out a pedagogical case study of one or two common courses to several engineering disciplines (1st & 2nd Year)
• Laboratory visits and interactions with IIT faculty & students
• Mentorship programs, students’ well-being and happiness (Role of clubs, Extracurricular activities, faculty mentorship, peer counselling, institutional counselling)
• Equity Plan: Identify student weakness, remedial classes, peer learning groups, bridge courses, repeat exams, etc.
• Student placement and employability issues: interaction with placement officer of IIT
• Faculty student collaboration model of IIT in various domains
• Means for entrepreneurship development
• Student placement and employability initiative.

2. Active learning

• Faculty-student interaction and establishment of a larger educational community.
• Participate in a round table deliberation to identify the 'carry-away' for their own institutes
• Engaging class activities like team projects, presentations, case study learning, brainstorming, field visits, hands-on activities etc.
• Active learning on topics pertaining to Mathematics in Engineering and Technology

3. Digital pedagogy

• Technology-enhanced learning: Flipped classroom, use of software pedagogical aids
• Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), National Digital Library of India, and hands-on sessions on Moodle.
• Annual Refresher Programs in Teaching (ARPIT)
• Specific IIT-MHRD initiatives for higher education (example national digital library at IIT Kharagpur, NPTEL at IIT Madras etc.)

4. Collaborative Research and Innovation

• Research Methodology and Technical Communication to develop skills which will strengthen their endeavours in the pursuit of PhD level projects, R&D and supervision of graduate students in the Masters' and PhD Programmes.
• TEQIP initiative on Collaborative Research Scheme, how to build research community, proposal submission, implementation etc.
• 'Make in India' based pedagogical initiative at IIT
• Innovation initiatives at IITs and work plan for making it feasible in respective institute through round table discussions
• Research outcomes: IPR, patents, and peer-reviewed publication (Impact factor, H & I index, citation etc.).

Course Outcomes:

Methodology (Rubrics) to be developed by each IIT to measure the learning outcomes that each participant:
1. Understood the various modules of advanced pedagogy and shall use one of them
2. Understood the various tools of digital pedagogy (like MOOCs) and shall use at least one of them
3. Participate in at least one collaborative research project having identified collaborators from other institute among the participant
4. Will become facilitator for at least one activity for student like placement, entrepreneurship, innovation etc.


Double occupancy rooms are booked for all participants at International Hostel, IIT Kanpur.


PBCEC building, IIT Kanpur

How to Reach IIT Kanpur

Taxis are easily available from the Cantt side of the Kanpur Central Railway Station (from Platform number 1 side). There is a pre-paid auto and taxi booth. Lucknow Airport also has taxis available.

TEQIP Office, Room no. 204, First Floor, Academic Affairs Building, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, UP 208016

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