The fifth training of trainers program and the first external consultancy program of the Dental Education Unit of IGIDS, SBV, was conducted for the faculty of Priyadarshini Dental College & Hospital, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu on 13 th ,14 th , 23 rd and 24 th June 2016. The DEU members were split into group of five to conduct the two sessions. Group one comprised of Dr. Carounanidy Usha, Dr. Saravana Kumar, Dr. Shivasakthy, Dr. Jananni and Dr. Vikneshan. The group two comprised of Dr. Carounanidy Usha, Dr. Manoharan , Dr. Prateba, Dr. Senthil and Dr. Sanguida. There were 22 participants.
The first day began with a short inauguration at 9 AM in the presence of Dr. Sharma, Principal, Priyadarshini Dental College & Hospital and & faculty followed by the pretest. This was followed by the lecture on ‘Teaching Learning Principles and Adult learning principles’ by Dr. Shivasakthy. This was followed by the lectures on “Taxonomy” by Dr. Carounanidy Usha, “Specific learning Outcomes” by Dr. Vikneshan. The post lunch session was on “Lesson plan” by Dr. Saravana Kumar. The participants were asked to prepare lesson plans and were announced award for best lesson plan.
Day 2 (14/06/16): The first lecture was on ‘Large group teaching & Classroom discipline” by Dr.Saravana Kumar followed by lectures on “Small group teaching & Chair side teaching’ by Dr. Carounanidy Usha, ‘Teaching and Learning media, Mobile technology and web 2’ by Dr. Jananni & “Introduction to Microteaching” by Dr. Vikneshan. This was followed by lunch break. The post lunch session was on “Students needing additional curricular & Psychological support (SNACS/ SNAPS)” by Dr. Shivasakthy.
Day 3 (23/06/16): The group dispersed to four different halls for the microteaching practice sessions supervised by Dr. Carounanidy Usha, Dr. Manoharan , Dr. Prateba, Dr. Senthil and Dr. Sanguida. This was followed by the lecture on ‘Principles and practice of evaluation” by Dr. Prateba & ‘Written exam, Question paper setting & blue print” by Dr. Manoharan.
Day 4 (24/06/16) started with the lecture on SOLO taxonomy by Dr. Carounanidy Usha followed by the lecture on “Oral exams” by Dr. Sanguida, “OSCE/OSPE” by Dr. Senthil & “Curriculum development” by Dr. Carounanidy Usha. Post lunch, post test & broken square game were conducted followed by distribution of certificates to participants. The program feedback & individual feedback for every lecture were also obtained. The facilitators were given a small memento as a token of appreciation. The DEU team presented a memento emphasizing the importance of training of trainers through a Thirukkural.