Workshop on Teaching through Constructivist Approach

JAMMU: MIER College of Education organized a workshop on the theme 'Teaching Through Constructivist Approach' for B.Ed students. Dr. Jyoti Parihar, Associate Professor, Government College of Education, Jammu was the resource person. The workshop was an initiative to invite an expert to enhance the understanding of constructivist approach of teaching as a part of the B.Ed curriculum.

Welcoming the resource person, Dr. Rohnika Sharma, HoD UG Department said that Dr. Parihar is an expert in teaching methodologies with special focus on constructivist approach. She is a recipient of Master Karam Chand Best Teacher award as well as the recipient of Research Achievement Award by the Botany Department of Jammu University.

Dr. Parihar has presented and published her work both at state and national level. She is actively involved in conducting various workshops.

Five students and two faculty from nine Colleges of Education participated in the workshop namelyChanab College of Education, Sai Shyam College of Education, Ranjeet College of Education, Shivalik College of Education, JK College of Education, KC Gurukul College of Education, Bhargav College of Education, Sacred Heart College of Education, Govt. College of Education and MIER College of Education
Dr. Parihar initiated the workshop by explaining the concept of constructivism which includes

the idea that knowledge is constructed by the learner based on previous knowledge and new experiences. Learners are considered to be active participants the teaching-learning process seeking meaning of and exploring new information.

Constructivism is founded on the premise that, by reflecting on our experiences, new knowledge is constructed. She deliberated comprehensively on the different steps of the 5'E' model such as engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate by providing examples and the format of the lesson plan.

This was followed by the demonstration of lessons in different content areas like science, math, social studies etc by the students of both the Govt. College of Education and MIER College. After the demonstration of the lessons, there was a Question &Answer session which provided a platform to faculty and students to clarify their doubts and gave suggestions to improve the lesson plans.

Dr. Adit Gupta, Director MIER presented a memento to the resource person and certificates were given to the participants. Dr. Monika Bajaj, Incharge Teaching of Science, MIER College presented the Vote of Thanks. Duhitri Vaisht, a B.Ed student ably conducted the program.


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