Easwari Engineering College
Department of English
A report on One-day National level Workshop on “Active Learning Techniques for Classrooms”
The Department of English organised a one-day National level Workshop on Active Learning Techniques for Classrooms in tHi-Tech hall I at 9.30 a.m. on 18.08.2017. Dr T. Shrimathy Venkatalakshmi, Professor and Head of the Department of English, Anna University and Dr P. R. Sujatha Priyadharshini, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Anna University were the resource persons. 31 faculty and Research scholars from various colleges attended the workshop.
At the inauguration, Dr S. Usha Menon, HOD/English welcomed the gathering. Dr K. Kathiravan, Principal delivered the presidential address. Ms D. R. Shri Varshini AP/English introduced the resource person Dr P. R. Sujatha Priyadharshini. In the forenoon session, she focussed on various teaching techniques, like a Blended classroom, Flex model, MALL, Self Blend model, Flipped classroom, E-learning, Online courses, Learner-centric activities, which ignited the minds of English professors to utilize them in their classrooms. Ms V. Vinu, AP/English thanked the resource person for her enlightening speech on innovative ways in handling mysterious areas in Active learning Techniques.
After the post-lunch, Ms V. Vinu, AP/English introduced the resource person Dr T. Shrimathy Venkatalakshmi. The latter discussed the importance of English proficiency tests for both the teachers and the students and also the psychological impact of tests on the students. She focused on feedback research and Testing area. Ms V. Vinu, AP/English thanked the resource person for her valuable lecture and also proposed a vote of thanks, at the end, to all who made this workshop a grand success.