DEU

Overview

DEU

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR THE DENTAL EDUCATORS

SBV AHEAD (Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Academy of Health Professions’ Education and Academic Development) had started the course on Pedagogy for dental educators in IGIDS under the name Training of the Trainers (TOTS) in May 2013. All the faculties of IGIDS, from Professor to Tutor level attended the course.  This eight month training session included training on

  • TL Principles
  • Taxonomy of domains
  • Specific Learning Outcomes
  • TL Methods/ media
  • Lesson plan
  • Microteaching
  • Adult learning principles
  • Slow and problem learners
  • Web 2.0
  • Evaluation – principles
  • Evaluation – Written
  • Question blue print
  • Evaluation- Oral
  • OSCE
  • SOLO taxonomy

A Dental Education Unit was formed at the end of the program with core group of nine dedicated faculties.

 The objectives of the DEU are

  • Faculty Development – to train the teachers from dental institutions periodically so that they would facilitate learning in an effective way.
  • Research in dental education – To conduct studies and develop experimental models to arrive at solutions for problems in dental education
  • Development of resource centre – to develop a hub of study material in dental education
  • Providing an interactive online platform – to provide an online station where in brainstorm sessions of faculty from other institutions across disciplines can share their views on dental education
  • Developing teaching learning aids – to develop teaching learning aids which would enable effective learning from the students
  • Developing systems of assessment – to develop assessment methods
  • Developing Instructional designs – to develop specific learning objectives and making attempts to reform the existing curriculum at the institutional and the council level.
IGIDS in the valedictory function of Capacity Building program by Ahead

IGIDS in the valedictory function of Capacity Building program by Ahead

 

Members of DEU

  • Carounanidy Usha, Principal, IGIDS
  • Saravanakumar, Vice Principal (Academics)
  • P.S. Manoharan, Prof & Head, Dept of Prosthodontics
  • B. Prateeba, Prof, Dept of Periodontics
  • M. Senthil, Reader, Dept of Public health dentistry
  • M. Shivasakthy, Reader, Dept of Prosthodontics
  • M. Bindu, Reader, Dept of Cons & endo
  • A. Sanguida, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Pedodontics
  • Jananni, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Periodontics

Initiatives of DEU

Dental Education Unit Activities

GROUP-PHOTO-DEUOur first programTraining of the Trainers for Dental educators was organised by SBV AHEAD & DEU IGIDS and was conducted as a four day workshop on 6th & 7th and 13th & 14th of June 2014.

Participants were 24 dental teaching professionals (Readers & lecturers) from Adhi Parasakthi Dental College, Melmaruvathur.

The four full day sessions were loaded with lectures, buzz and plenary sessions in which all the members participated actively. At the end of each topic, online feedback was obtained from the participants. The program ended with a post test and the scores of pre and post test were evaluated which showed significant improvement in their knowledge. The broken square game was conducted to incorporate concept of team work in participants. The workshop came to an end with a valedictory function and certification to the participants.

Following are testimonials from few of the participants:

  • The course added to the practical knowledge about the art of teaching – Dr. Devi
  • Will stimulate the interest of others in the educational science in dental education  – Dr. Sivasankar
  • The hospitality was excellent and the team work and spirit was great – Dr. Vidhya

Education programmeOur second programTraining of the Trainers for Senior Dental educators was organised by SBV AHEAD & DEU IGIDS and was conducted as a two day workshop on 28th and 29th of November 2014. The objectives of this program were

To train the senior dental educators on:

  1. Teaching learning principles, methods and media
  2. Framing the question papers
  3. Principles of evaluation of examination
  4. Curriculum development

Participants were 21 dental teaching professionals (Readers & Professors) from Adhi Parasakthi Dental College, Melmaruvathur.

The two full day sessions were loaded with lectures, buzz and plenary sessions in which all the members participated actively. At the end of each topic, online feedback was obtained from the participants. The program ended with a post test and the scores of pre and post test were evaluated which showed significant improvement in their knowledge. The broken square game was conducted to incorporate concept of team work in participants. The workshop came to an end with a valedictory function and certification to the participants.

Testimonials from few participants:

  • Gave a whole new dimension to my understanding of teaching – Dr. Shivaranjani
  • Has made me realize there is a science behind teaching – Dr. Sadeesh Kannan
  • Has greatly inspired me to modify my techniques of teaching – Dr. Ramakrishnan

Third Programme 

DEU-3rd workshopWith the success of the two programs, enquiry came from Karpagvinayagar Institute of Dental Sciences for a more detailed program. Thus an exclusive 6 day module was conducted on 01.07.15 – 03.07.15 and 08.07.15 – 10.07.2015.

Objectives:

To train the dental educators on

  1. Teaching learning principles, methods and media
  2. Framing the question papers
  3. Principles of evaluation
  4. Post validation and item analysis
  5. Curriculum development

Participants:

Seven senior lecturers from KIDS, Chennai, two readers form Mahatma Gandhi Post graduate Institute, Pondicherry and two professors from Rajah Muthiah Dental college, Annamalai, University, Chidambaram and three newly joined faculty from IGIDS.