A seminar on the topic ” TEACHING APTITUDE OF B.ED STUDENTS-TEACHERS OF THE INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN EDUCATION AND COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION IN ODISHA” was conducted by the department of Education, Dimapur Government College , on the 18th of August, 2018 in the Seminar Room of the college.
The program was chaired by Ms by Dr. Benjongkumba, Assistant Professor, dept. of Education.
The paper was presented by Hare Krushna Parhi, Assistant Professor, dept. of Education. It was based on a study where the objectives were:
1) To investigate the level of teaching aptitude of B.Ed. student-teachers;
2) To find out the significant difference that exists between male & female B.Ed. student-teachers with respect to teaching aptitude.
Using the analytic survey method, a standardised tool developed by Dr. R. P. Singh and Dr. S. N. Sharma called the TEACHING APTITUDE TEST BATTERY (TATB) was used in the field of investigation which consisted of 180 B.Ed. student-teachers of six Teacher Education Institutions in the state of Odisha.
Among other findings of the study, two significant findings that stood out were :
1) that no single student-teacher was found to have a high teaching aptitude ;
2) female student-teachers possess better teaching teaching aptitude than male student-teachers.
The paper concluded that quality in teacher education is influenced by a number of factors like teaching aptitude, attitude towards teaching profession and value components of student-teachers. Aptitude is both inborn and acquired.
The paper presenter suggested that entry level entrance tests must be so designed to scout talents and choose above average candidates for the teaching profession.
The program concluded with a vote of thanks from Ms. Diethoseu Mepfhuo, HoD, dept. of Education.
Lunch was provided by two retiring members of DGC, Mrs Bendangmongla Ao, Vice-Principal and Mrs. C. Dutta, dept of Bengali.