Laying emphasis on inculcating conative skills in learners in medical schools, Ved Prakash Mishra, Chairman, Academic Committee, Medical Council of India, said a cognitive curriculum would not solely make a difference in life as conative skills are equally important.
He was delivering the keynote address at the inaugural programme of the Fourth National Conference – Authentic Learning Innovations for 21st Century Medicos – organised by medical education unit of the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, a constituent college of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, in Puducherry on Friday.
Mr. Mishra said an educator should look into what the nature of the individual is, what is the ignition of desire that has been contemplated in the individual, what is the level of commitment generation, what is the articulation of mental capacity generated and what is the level of self-determination which the person has been able to evolve for himself or herself.
K.R. Sethuraman, Vice-Chancellor, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, M. Ravishankar, Dean, MGMCRI; Seetesh Ghose, joint organising secretary; and V.N. Mahalakshmi, organising secretary, Innovation Conference, participated.