Training and Development
The Department of Training and Development has a very distinctive teaching role mandated - we are responsible for designing and organising in-service teacher development programmes to teachers of English at various levels. Currency and relevance of our programmes are ensured through dedicated attention paid to design of courses that are need-specific.
In addition to proven-effective teacher training modules like classroom methodology, materials design, and assessment, our programmes help teachers update their knowledge through modules like role of mother tongue in second language teaching, social justice in the classroom, culturally responsive pedagogy, skills development, etc.
Further, our programmes aim to develop competency in contemporary teaching by offering components like use of multimedia, strategy training, differentiated instruction, strategies to deal with slow learners and learners with learning disabilities, etc. on a need-to-know basis. Read More
Highly customised training programmes that enable teachers of English to be providers of sustainable and responsive education is the reason why our courses are much sought-after by governmental and non-governmental organisations alike.
Some of our international training programmes were for teachers from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. >
At the national level, most recent were for teacher groups from:
• FLAIR (Fostering linkages in academic innovations and research)
• APSWREIS (Andhra Pradesh social welfare residential educational
• Kendriya Vidyalaya
• Bhopal ELTISS
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The department faculty also teach on regular University programmes. The courses our members offer range from undergraduate, postgraduate, postgraduate diploma to research levels. Some of the courses offered by the faculty are:
1. Teacher as Classroom Researcher (PhD)
2. Trainer Training (PGDTE)
3. Hypertext Reading (MA)
4. Use of Web 2.0 tools (MA)
5. Online language learning (MA)
6. Short Training Programmes for Teachers of English Teachers (MA)
7. History of Language Teaching (MA)
8. Multiculturalism (MA)
9. Oral Communication Skills (BA)
10. Academic Reading (BA)
11. Reading – Intermediate and Advanced (ITP)
Making striding contributions, the faculty also supervise research within and across new areas like learning in multicultural settings, CALL, digital literacy, inclusive education, Neuro linguistic programming, etc.