PSG-FRI Faculty at PIMS Pondicherry

The Learning Circle
“Pair and Share”
Democratic Leadership
Multi-voting

 

Since it was directed to the senior faculty, sessions and tools familiar to FAIMER fellows were used. Appreciative Inquiry was used to “discover” and thus facilitate sharing of Good Teaching practices already being practiced in the institution but in isolation with other departments not being aware of the same.

The participants also got exposure to “Interactive Teaching” through demonstration of ways in which the traditional didactic lecture can be made interactive. The Session on Educational Research took the participants through the process of identification of a teaching-learning process which needs study so that it can be improved or how to generate evidence to show that it works. This made them realise that they too can do Education Research and it can help the institution to improve quality of student learning. Session on Change management made them use some of the tools required in the armamentarium of Educational Leaders.
Renu (2010 PSG-FRI Fellow) recalls the impression of one of her colleagues who attended the workshop: “I came thinking …. another boring lecture …… but what happened was that we learnt from each other.” Another faculty participant recalled “I did’nt know what (good teaching) our colleagues practised in their own department (but now I am familiar with many good teaching practices that I too can start in my department).” After the program ,Renu wrote “A big thank you from all of us to Dr. Ramalingam, Dr. Vimal and you (Dr Thomas Chacko). The participants are still raving about your sessions. You have really helped us and motivated us. I hope we can have such interactions again”.

2010 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute

The 2010 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 24-May 3, 2010, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2010 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Brogen Akoijam, M.D., Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, India

Smitha Bhat, M.B.B.S., M.D., Father Muller Medical College, India

Niranjan Gummaraj, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India

Samuel Hansdak, M.B.B.S., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Nandita Hazra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Armed Forces Medical College, India

Anand Kukkamalla, M.Sc., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

T. Mahalakshmy, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, India

Chetna Maliye, M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Thomas Mathew, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Sarala N., M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, India

Sudha Ramalingam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India

Latha Ravichandran, M.B.B.S., Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, India

Narasimman Swaminathan, M.P.T., Father Muller Medical College, India

Renu Varghese, M.B.B.S., M.D., Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India

Prashant Vishwanath, M.D., J.S.S. Medical College, India

Bhadresh Vyas, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.P. Shah Medical College, India