20091215 [4] Excellence, Creativity And Effective Teaching 48s


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20091215 – Creativity in Effective Teaching - Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad.

Creativity in Effective Teaching was the topic for one of the sessions in the
Staff Development Programme on “Enhancing Professional and Instructional Skills of Young Faculty” [from 11-12-2009 to 18-12-2009].

Everyone is creative – Teachers must be more so. Teaching must be effective. Creativity improves effectiveness. Teachers must be motivated to continuously search for opportunities to improve creativity in their presentations. Further, they must motivate the students to improve their creativity. This was the main theme of the presentation.

Five Power Point presentations were used:
20091215 – [1] – Creativity
20091215 – [2] – Effective Teaching
20091215 – [3] – Creativity
20091215 – [4] – Excellence, Creativity and Effective Teaching
20091215 – [5] – Some points for Discussion

The lecture was mainly in English, but keeping in view, the nature of the topic and a particular point to be stressed, Telugu / Hindi were also liberally used.

The live recording of the speech can be listened to / downloaded, by visiting www.archive.org and searching for Prof. V. Viswanadham, [and locating this particular item]. Further, if the displayed results are sorted by date added, it would be easier to locate this particular speech.

It would be better to have a view of the power point presentations, either before or while listening to the uploaded audio version. The power point presentations can be viewed at www.scribd.com (please search for Viswam.vangapally4581), and / or www.slideshare.net/viswanadham. It would be better to download and then view the presentations, because the animations can be better seen.

There are many other speeches on related topics, along with power point presentations, and all these can be freely listened to / viewed at the sites referred above. You would definitely find some variety and difference in the presentation – as I consider it my duty to make the presentations in a different manner, each time the topic is discussed. This is only to assure you that you can take the risk of listening to the lectures on the same topic given to different audiences, at different places.

It is also added that you may feel free and make unrestricted use of the power point presentations. Please help me to reach your friends, through you, so that my idea of motivating teachers to become better teachers can reach many more interested persons.

Your feedback will be highly appreciated.

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20091215 [4] Excellence, Creativity And Effective Teaching 48s

  1. 1. pursuit of excellence and creativity Prof. V. Viswanadham
  2. 2. You cannot pursue excellence without pursuing creativity
  3. 3. You must adopt a holistic approach to pursue excellence
  4. 4. What is Creativity? Creativity Bringing into existence an idea that is new to you Innovation The practical application of creative ideas Creative Thinking An innate talent that you were born with and a set of skills that can be learned, developed, and utilized in daily problem solving
  5. 5. Excellence is not an option …. It is the only way…. EQ IQ PQ SQ
  6. 6. Holistic Model of Excellence EQ Emotional Quotient IQ Intelligence Quotient PQ Physical Quotient SQ Spiritual Quotient HOLISTIC MODEL Nutrition Exercise Relaxation Stress Mgt Disciplined study Self awareness Creativity Teaching and doing Self awareness and self control Motivation Empathy Social skills Integrity Vision Meaning
  7. 7. EQ <ul><li>Its about: </li></ul><ul><li>Managing ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>Managing our interaction with others </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding more about human behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding consequences more </li></ul>
  8. 8. EQ COMPETENCIES <ul><li>Self Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Self- Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate Self Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Self-confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Social Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Organisational Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Service Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Self Management </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Self-Control </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Optimism </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship Mgt. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing others </li></ul><ul><li>Inspirational Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Change Catalyst </li></ul><ul><li>Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict Management </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork and Collaboration </li></ul>EQ
  9. 9. Flexibility Self-Awareness Ability to face and endure suffering Ability to be compelled by a vision See connections between diverse things Cause no harm Tendency to probe and ask fundamental questions Ability to work against convention SQ
  10. 10. Don’t Believe the Experts ! “ That’s an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them?” (US President Rutherford B. Hayes, after participating in a trial telephone conversation between Washington and Philadelphia in 1876). “ Television won’t be able to hold onto any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring into a box every night (Darryl F. Zanuck, Head of 20 th Century Fox, 1946)
  11. 11. Don’t Believe the Experts ! “ The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad” (President of Michigan Savings Bank, 1903, advising Henry Ford’s lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Company – disregarding the advice, he invested $ 5,000 in stock, which he sold several years later for $ 12,5 million). “ I think there is a world market for about five computers (Thomas J. Watson Sr., Chairman of IBM, 1943)
  12. 12. Creativity Killers <ul><li>Can’t be done. </li></ul><ul><li>I have never done it. </li></ul><ul><li>Has anyone else tried it? </li></ul><ul><li>It costs so much – time, energy, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t in the budget. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s form a committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Will not work in our department / </li></ul><ul><li>company / industry. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Is there a difference between Creativity and Innovation ?
  14. 14. Creativity- New ideas, originality Innovation- takes further the new idea through keeping in view a satisfied customer
  15. 15. Learn how to harvest, tailor, and shape ideas to make them more practical.
  16. 16. Teach Yourself and your students that there is absolute necessity of applying the creative process continuously to every strategy, process, assumption, product, and practice, in our rapidly changing world.
  17. 17. Characteristics of Lateral Vs. Vertical Thinking LATERAL THINKING <ul><li>Finds new ways to view things; concerned with change and movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Looks for what is different rather than “right” or “wrong.” </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzes ideas to generate new ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses free association thinking. </li></ul>VERTICAL THINKING <ul><li>Tries to find absolutes; </li></ul><ul><li>concerned with stability. </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks justification for each </li></ul><ul><li> step; tries to find what is </li></ul><ul><li> “ right.” </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzes ideas for faults. </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks continuity. </li></ul><ul><li>Selectively chooses </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><ul><li>The intuitive mind is a sacred gift </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and the rational mind is a faithful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>servant. We have created a society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>that honors the servant and has </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>forgotten the gift. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Einstein </li></ul></ul>Creativity….
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>To develop a complete mind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>study the art of science and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the science of art…. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Three Components of Creativity Expertise Motivation Creative Thinking Skills Creativity
  21. 21. Three Components of Creativity Expertise Motivation Expertise is, in a word, knowledge – technical, procedural, and intellectual An inner passion to solve the problem at hand, leads to solutions far more creative than do external rewards, such as money. Creative thinking skills determine how flexible and imaginatively people approach problems. Creative Thinking Skills
  22. 22. Mind Mapping
  23. 23. What is mind mapping? <ul><li>A Visual brainstorming tool, developed in the 1960s by Tony Buzan, to help students make notes by using keywords and images. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-linear thinking and associative memory - Uses connections between keywords to map knowledge to help improve understanding and recall. </li></ul><ul><li>Aids high level and critical thinking. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Effective Teaching
  25. 26. How do you rate yourself ? Motivate yourself to become increasingly more effective. Effective teaching –
  26. 27. Motivate yourself to become i n c r e a s i n gl y more effective. Effective teaching –
  27. 28. Be passionate. Love your Teaching. Good teachers practice their craft not for the money or because they have to, but because they truly enjoy it and because they want to. Effective teaching –
  28. 29. Strive to be at your best – and improve it continuously – Plan to be at the top of your field - continuously reading to be at the leading edge. Devote time to prepare materials to further enhance the quality of instruction. Effective teaching –
  29. 30. Identify and try to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Be open, be willing - to learn, - to assist, - to consult, to prove that you can improve. Effective teaching –
  30. 31. Improve certain related skills - listening, questioning, being responsive etc., Effective teaching –
  31. 32. Accept mentoring between senior and junior faculty, and ensure that it succeeds. Encourage teamwork, in every area of academic, co-curricular activities. Effective teaching –
  32. 33. Be flexible, experimenting, and having the confidence to react and adjust to changing circumstances. Attempt for a creative balance between being an authoritarian dictator on the one hand and a considerate person on the other. Effective teaching –
  33. 34. Be caring, nurturing, and developing the minds and talents of your students. Motivate your students – to learn – to learn how to learn - and doing so in a manner that is relevant, meaningful & memorable. Effective teaching –
  34. 35. Please remember that each student and class is different . Ensure that you pay individual attention to developing their skills – more particularly the oral and written communication skills [more particularly of the quiet students], along with the presentation skills. Motivate students to excel – surely, not at any cost – emphasize on being human, values based, respecting others, etc. Effective teaching –
  35. 36. Pay particular attention to your STYLE of teaching. Remember that teaching is a Performing art. Don’t remain either seated or standing at some fixed point. Move freely – move away from the prepared notes. Try to look at every student and not merely at some select students. Try to gauge the understanding and reaction of as many students as possible to your presentation. Effective teaching –
  36. 37. Some institutional arrangements for rewarding effective teaching, along with remedial measures for poor teaching through training and development programs – micro teaching, peer evaluation, evaluation by senior faculty, etc. Effective teaching –
  37. 38. Effective teaching – Teacher Roles: Assuming the role of facilitator and monitor Develop a different view of learners’ errors and of their own role in facilitating learning. As a needs analyst As a counsellor As a group process manager
  38. 39. Approaches: Conventional -Creative-Critical Futuristic 2 3 4 3 1
  39. 40. <ul><li>Effective Teaching involves . . . </li></ul><ul><li>acquiring relevant knowledge about students and using that knowledge to improve the course design and classroom teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>aligning the three major components of instruction - learning objectives, assessments, instructional activities. </li></ul><ul><li>articulating explicit expectation regarding learning objectives and policies. </li></ul><ul><li>prioritizing the knowledge and skills we choose to focus on. </li></ul><ul><li>recognizing and overcoming our blind spots. </li></ul><ul><li>adopting appropriate teaching roles to support learning goals. </li></ul><ul><li>progressively refining our courses based on reflection and feedback. </li></ul>
  40. 41. Creativity is walking alone 1= Man who follows the crowd, will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one else has ever been before. 2 = Creativity in living is not without its attendant difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt. And the unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right, they’ll say it was obvious all along. 3 = You have two choices in life: you can dissolve into the mainstream or you can be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no one else IS, but you can be...
  41. 42. <ul><li>Effective Teaching involves . . . Becoming aware that . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ prior knowledge may help or hinder learning. </li></ul><ul><li>2) Helping students to organize their knowledge better - influences how they learn and apply what they know. </li></ul><ul><li>3) Students’ motivation determines, directs, and sustains what they do to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>4) To develop mastery, students must acquire skills, practice integrating them and know when to apply what they have learned. </li></ul><ul><li>5) Goal-directed practice coupled with targeted feedback enhances the quality of students' learning. </li></ul><ul><li>6) To become self-directed learners, students must be encouraged to learn to monitor and adjust their approaches to learning. </li></ul>
  42. 43. Some points about motivating learners 1] Intrinsic motivation is better than extrinsic motivation. 2] Goal setting is an important motivational aspect of learning. 3] Successful experiences are important motivators. 4] Feedback about one’s progress can be effective motivation. 5] Reward rather than punishment is a better motivation for learning. Continued - - -
  43. 44. 6] Success generally increases the level of aspiration and achievement of the learner. 7] Teacher’s expectation of the learner’s performance influences the latter achievement. 8] The learner must be active and not passive for maximum learning. 9] The learner must repeat or practice what he/she has learned in order to remember. 10] The learner must see the significance, meanings, amplifications, and application that will make a given experience understandable.
  44. 45. Personal qualities of Teachers that ensure Effective Teaching 1. Pleasing personal appearance, manners, courtesy, pleasant voice 2. Intelligence, emotional stability, and self control 3. Sympathy, kindness, helpfulness, patience 4. Integrity, trustworthiness, honesty, loyalty 5. Flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness 6. Sociability, friendliness, cooperativeness 7. Fairness, impartiality, tolerance 8. Sense of humor, cheerfulness, enthusiasm
  45. 46. Whether you are a new teacher or a seasoned professional • Identify and practice truly effective teaching strategies that can make teaching more fun and enjoyable both for yourself and for your students. • There is still a need to learn different strategies in teaching. Teachers should always remain and view themselves as ACTIVE SOCIALIZATION AGENTS capable of stimulating… Improving student motivation to learn.
  46. 47. In case YOU liked this speech and presentation ~ for listening to more speeches, Please Visit: Visit: http:// www.archive.org and Search for Prof. V. Viswanadham and locate this item.
  47. 48. In case YOU liked this presentation ~ for viewing more presentations, Please visit : www.scribd.com and search for Viswam.vangapally4581 Also, www.slideshare.net/viswanadham In case YOU want to give some feedback / contact me : [email_address] Prof. V. Viswanadham ~ [040 – 2722 3383]