November 9, 2020
An International Expert Lecture was conducted on the topic ‘Pedagogies for the Classroom’ by the Department of English [PG] on October 28, 2020. Dr. Austin Dwyer the resource person of the day, spoke to us from Birmingham, England. Dr. Dwyer had received his PhD from Durham University and is considered an expert on Cognitive Theory. He broached the topic by first vividly bringing the aims of teaching under focus namely Evidence based approach, Cognitive load theory, Spaced repetition, Deliberate practice and interleaving practice mentioning that each of these topics could be dealt with individually with different lectures, he then moved on to describe the aims that a teacher should maintain elaborating on Scaffolding method and how to help students focus, how to help them navigate, analyse and apply it in their practical lives.
Carmel Maria Jose
Kristu Jayanti College Film Club in association with Department of Media Studies organised its first-ever ‘virtual’ Fade In: Documentary Festival on 24th October 2020. The chief guest of the event was Dr. C.S. Venkiteswaran, a well-known documentary filmmaker and film critic. The presidential address was given by Rev. Dr. Augustine George, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College.
The Department of Economics organised a guest lecture on the topic “Nobel laureate Prof. Amartya Sen-Humane Face of Economics” on 3 November 2020.