Department of English Organizes an ‘In-House Training Workshop'
The Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University organized a three-day In-house Training Workshop on “Writing Objectives and Assessments Techniques for Teachers of Compulsory English” in collaboration with RELO. Twenty-two teachers of compulsory English at Aligarh Muslim University are participating in the training.
Michelle Stabbler-Havener, a senior English language fellow who served at the Regional Institute of English, South India was the resource person. She has taught ESL in the Los Angeles area and EFL in China and has conducted teacher trainings in US, India, China, Thailand, Nepal and Bangladesh.
AMU Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. (Retd.) Syed Ahmad Ali was the chief guest. Addressing the participants, Brig. Ali said that mental evolution never ends and the purpose of syllabus is to infuse knowledge and competence in the students.
Earlier, welcoming the guests, Dr. Rizwan Khan, Associate Professor, Department of English, highlighted the objective of the workshop by focusing on curriculum and assessment. He said that a good teacher should care about students’ outcome at the end of the teaching. He said that objectives should be well defined and learning outcomes should be worked on.
Michelle Stabbler discussed the professional development and the importance of teaching English with a well-defined objective.
Prof. Suhail Ahsan, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Prof. Asif Shuja, Chairman, Department of English were also present on the occasion.