Innovations In Teaching & Learning

The term “Innovation” in teaching and learning is intrinsically quite broad in perspective and there are a number of views on how to define it.

Any teaching strategy, approach, technique, or tool can qualify to be termed as an innovation if it is used, or used in a new way, to produce quantifiable gain for student outcomes or the student experience, and can be implemented widely

Many of such innovative initiatives taken by faculty and staff of the department can be observed in the Course Files, Laboratory Manuals and other documents that are maintained in the department.

DIL : Design In Lab:

The students are asked toform a team of 2-to-4 members, and each team is asked to implement a small project in each lab. The working model is exhibited at the end of the semester. The students are credited with marks as part of internal evaluation.

ITL : IntraTeam Learning:

The top ten class toppers are chosen as team captains, and are asked to choose members for their teams, and the team members are advised to have interactive approach for their studies. The performance of each team is assessed after the internal tests, and the top scoring teams are awarded with prizes.

YES: Yoga for Energy and Stress management:

To have higher energy in the body, Savithri and Nadi-shuddhi pranayama are taught to the students. In addition, they are advised about the benefit of consuming Chyavanaprasha and Badami rasayana for physical health and as brain tonic. Further, two meditative methods are taught for self-affirmation and goal-setting. Later on, Maya-mudra and Kubera-mudra are taught to the students, to help in overcoming anxiety and in enhancing memory recall.