Moulding the Masters
Praveen S. and Ravichandran N., second year B. A Mass Communication Coimbatore write about Teachers Camp held at Ettimadai.
They stood in the line for lunch; they stuck around the hostel premises; they chit-chatted under the trees and sometimes during serious lectures; they learnt some valuable lessons too.The “They” that is referred here aren’t some college students who fancy their age; instead they’re the ones who “talk in the dreams of the students”. “They” are teachers of all kinds.
The “Teacher’s Camp” which is annually held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham served as
an opportunity for all the teaching staff of the holistic organization to motivate themselves to be a better teacher. In this age where the student-teacher relationship is very much constrained, this programme offers the scope of learning for the teachers which helps in fulfilling their roles.
From the physically refreshing ‘Nature Walks’ in the early morning to the mentally cogitative ‘Talks by Swamis’, every aspect of the programme ultimately helped in realization of the roles of the Guru. “Everyone has a role to perform in a society and this programme helps us in identifying our role” opined Prof. Adinarayan of the IT department.
And that was not all; they were allowed to exhibit their expertise in various subjects in the form of ‘Paper Presentations’, ‘Group Discussions’ and not to forget the ‘Quiz’ which reflected on the cultural values of our motherland.
It was good to see each and every teaching staff participating in the camp with enthusiasm. It was one of those days inside the holistic campus which evoked the eternal student inside a teacher.