Teaching is an eminently creative work. It is in fact like performing art. Like a dancer or a musician, a teacher goes on performing a solo act day after day and year after year. For every performance, a musician or a dancer prepares so much to give effect to the performance. He/she gets the make-up done; wears the appropriate dress; checks up the instruments needed. All these prior preparations make the performance a success. Teaching is more serious and continuous performance. Do we prepare so seriously for our classes or take them casually? That decides the quality of a teacher and his creativity.
All learners have the same potential but if the information is provided in their preferred style of acquiring information, they are motivated to learn, they relate to the content emotionally and proactively make efforts to learn. They pay attention and work on gaining mastery over the content. An empowered learner, an encouraging and responsive learning environment leads to more responsible and mature learners. Thus, creative teaching takes into account the levels of knowledge, skills and values to be attained and categorically distributes equal responsibility to the teacher and the learner to make the learning joyful, exciting and challenging.
Focus of the session: This programme will feature principles and practices that have been empirically proven to enhance the creative thinking abilities of students and adults.
Who can attend: Teachers, Educators, Professors, Deans, Principals, Teacher Educators and Institutional Heads.
Webinar Date: 5th September 2020, Saturday
Number of Days: 01
Duration of the Session: 02 Hours (1 hour 15 minutes presentation and 45 minutes Q & A)
Session Timings: 5:00pm-7:00pm (IST)
For Indian Participants: 499 INR + GST
For Overseas Participants : 15 USD
About the speaker:
Speaker: Dr. Gururaj Karajagi, Chairman, Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore.
Dr. Gururaj Karajagi, a doctoral degree holder in Chemistry has published over 22 research papers in International journals. He has served on the Boards of Management of a few Medical Universities. Dr. Karajagi also served as a member of the State Resource Group (SRG) for the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the colleges of Karnataka. Dr. Karajagi was the Principal, V.V.S. First Grade College for Women, Bangalore, India for 16 years. He was the Director of the V.V.S. Academic and Administrative College, founder Principal and Academic Director of the Jain International Residential School and the founder Director of the International Academy for Creative Teaching. He has served as a member of the Syndicates of a few Universities and as a member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission. He is a member of the Governing body of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. He is a well-known columnist and has completed 1800 columns. His fifteen books entitled “Karunaalu Baa Belake” are immensely popular and have seen several editions. Dr. Karajagi has written many articles on ‘Sufi’ philosophy and has published a book on ‘Sufi’. As of now, he has authored twenty-two books. He has published over hundred articles on all aspects of education in National and International journals. He is also known for his daily spiritual discourses on a bilingual T.V. channel – Sri. Sankara with over 500 programmes on Dasa Sahitya and Vachana Sahitya. Through the Academy for Creative Teaching, of which he is the Chairman, Dr. Karajagi is instrumental in building over 90 schools of very high quality all over the world. He is generally considered as an institution builder. His areas of interest include Creativity, Creative & Critical Problem-Solving Skills, Communication Skills, Motivation, Work ethics and Human Values. He has traveled and lectured extensively both in the East and the West and has conducted more than 2000 training programmes for educational and corporate organisations. He has been a teacher for over four decades without a moment’s regret.