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International Conference on ‘Global Trends in Teacher Education’ inaugurated at LPU

Release Date:
15 Apr 2016


  • Aim is to make academicians, researchers and policy-makers for deliberations on wide range of issues for enhancing the quality of teacher education
  • Keynote speakers on the inaugural day were Ex-Chairperson, NCTE, Prof Santosh Panda, and Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University  Prof Dr A M Moorthy 
  • 450+ delegates from all states of India and other countries including Thailand, Bangladesh and more are participating
  • “Teachers & Teacher-Educators must become Reflective Practitioners”: Prof Panda
  • “Teachers should prepare their students to be presenters not mere interactive”: Prof Moorthy
Two–day International Conference on ‘Global Trends in Teacher Education’ is inaugurated today at Lovely Professional University. LPU Schools of Education & Physical Education have aimed the conference to make academicians, researchers and policy-makers to deliberate on wide range of issues for enhancing the quality of teacher-education. 450+ faculty members from all states of India and other countries including Thailand, Bangladesh and more are participating. Keynote speakers on the inaugural day were Former Chairperson, National Council for Teacher Education, Prof Santosh Panda (IGNOU), and Vice Chancellor Prof Dr A M Moorthy of Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University Chennai. On this occasion, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal also released a three-volume book ‘Teacher Education in 21st Century’. Chancellor Mr Mittal asked all to utilize their learning they make at the conference for the bright career of themselves and their students. He also informed that of the 100 research papers selected for International Scopus publication 29 belong to LPU researchers.   

During first technical session for ‘Technologies & Teachers Professional Development’, Prof Panda said: “There is a great dearth of real teacher-educators in the country. Teachers must be prepared to make their students think, behave and look like professionals. Classrooms are to be converged in accordance to new technologies and wants. Teachers must reflect immensely while teaching & after teaching, and get engaged into variety of activities with their students than preparing them to be interactive only.” 
Similarly, Prof Dr Moorthy asked teachers to guide their students to be presenters. He said: “Such conferences provide an opportunity for professionals to update their knowledge and adopt the same in the talent identification, and promotion of efficiency among their students.” 

Thai teacher- educators, Dr Tanat Titiworatat and Dr.Vichian Puncreobutr, both from St. Theresa International College, Thailand, presented one of the selected research papers ‘Educational Management Readiness in Educating People along Thai-Lao Borders: A Case Study’. Research Paper of Dr. Mihir Kumar Mallick and  Ph.D research Scholar Karamjit Singh of LPU School of Education was on academic achievement  in social science: relative effect of collaborative learning and dialogue.


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