AMRITSAR: One Week Workshop on Development of Assessment tools and Evaluation Strategies (Rubrics and e-portfolios) of Internship Programme in Teacher Education Courses organised by the School of Education, under PMMMNMTT, MHRD at GNDU concluded.
The function started with the welcome speech by Prof Amit Kauts, Project Coordinator, School of Education. While welcoming the chief guest, Prof. Kauts shared that the basic goal of this workshop was to acquaint the participants with the development of various assessment tools for evaluating Internship Programme.
While sharing the report of the workshop, he elaborated that the participants had exposure to the construction of achievement test, scales, rubrics and e-portfolios. In one week time, the participants prepared achievement test, rubrics and e-portfolios that would help the teachers in assessing the Internship programme more effectively.
He also expressed his gratitude towards the university administration especially the vice-chancellor Prof Dr Jaspal Sandhu for providing support and inspiration for organizing such programmes.
The chief guest of the valedictory session was Dr. Satish Koshal, Tata Consultancy Services highlighted that quality is based on consistency and meeting the needs. He made the participants aware that for assessing quality, evidence is must, based on facts.
In the present times, he mentioned that innovation in evaluation is required. He motivated the participants to come up with innovations by making reference to his own contributions i.e. Fish Philosophy tool. He congratulated the organizers for the successful completion of this workshop and also awarded the certificates to the participants.
Dr. Deepa Sikand, Head, Department of Education presented vote of thanks to the guest & participants.. Dr. Sikand emphasized her firm belief that through the learning from this workshop, the participants will be able to redesign evaluation and assessment strategies for internship programme. She expressed her gratitude to participants to remain active and punctual throughout the workshop.
The workshop was attended by 20 participants from various Teacher Education Institutes from Punjab and Outside states i.e. Uttar Pradesh, Andhra pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Pune & Karnataka. The participants also shared their perceptions that how this workshop helped them in realigning their knowledge with the changing times.
The teacher educators admitted that this workshop had made them more confident in launching rubrics and e-portfolios as evaluation strategies in internship programmes in their institutes in a better way. They expressed their delight and also gave their feedback about the sessions conducted during the workshop. The interactions were very interesting, informative and provided hands on experiences.We would like to participate in more of such workshops, commended one of the participants.
Valedictory programme of the workshop, along with Dr Satish kaushal from Tata Consultancy Services, New Delhi, Prof amit kauts, project coordinator, dr deepa sikand and other participant members.