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Learning Design

Start Time

Feb 13, 2019
09:30 AM

End Time

Feb 15, 2019
04:30 PM




Prof. Sivakumar Krishnan, Dr. N. Nandakumar, Mrs. Archana Rao


Learning Design

Inspire-Impact-Introspect Level 1 Workshop


Teaching is a self-driven activity in which the teacher is required to be a visible performer almost every day in front of a group of students. This requires a certain level of authenticity about one’s status and performance. An authentic teacher will be able to acknowledge his/ her own struggles in learning and teaching through observation and true self-reflection. With this intention, the Teaching Squares programme offered by VEDIC enables the faculty to focus on a gradual refinement of their teaching and learning practices. The programme was adapted principally from the reference mentioned below and modified to suit the local context.

What are the objectives of the Inspire-Impact-Introspect Level 1 workshop?

The Inspire-Impact-Introspect workshop is a 3-day interactive workshop designed to encourage and support (i) faculty self-transformation through emotion regulation and communication effectiveness and (ii) faculty teaching excellence through planning, implementation and documentation of the effective approaches to maximize student learning effectiveness. Faculty will participate in active exercises which will generate initial documents to enable implementation.

In Level 1, participants develop a set of documents to populate their teaching portfolio items which will be evaluated based on rubrics. Selected faculty will be invited to participate in Level 2.

Who are the participants?

All faculty members with a minimum of 1 year of teaching experience may participate in this programme.

What are the topics covered in the workshop?

The Role of the Teacher, expectations from Level 1, Managing the First Day of Class, Self-Management, Identifying and using Misconceptions, Writing Learning Outcomes, Classifying them using Bloom’s taxonomy, Effective teaching, Course Design, Writing a Session Plan, Planning Good Questions, Instructional Design Framework, Active Learning Methods, The 7 Norms of Collaboration, Collaborative Learning, Redesigning Lab Experiments, Outcome-Based Education, Learning Assessment and Feedback are the topics covered in the workshop.

What is the format of the workshop?

The workshop is conducted in the form of interactive sessions with group discussions, activities and worksheets to provide an engaging experience for the participants. A pre-workshop survey prepares the facilitators to address the gaps in understanding of the topics among faculty as well as establish the motivation for the workshop. The workshop also learning assessment quizzes in the beginning of the last two days as well as a minute paper at the end of the first two days.

What are the expected outcomes of the workshop?

At the end of the Level 1 workshop, the participant faculty should be able to:

  • Visualize their role positively in the context of today’s millennial students and their needs
  • Relax, observe and regulate their emotions to promote a conducive learning environment
  • Implement effective teaching practices such as activities in their classroom considering the broad range of learning styles
  • Write clear course learning outcomes and identify higher level outcomes
  • Create a lecture plan with good questions to induce curiosity in the students
  • Practice and implement best practices in collaborative learning in the classroom and collaboration among their colleagues

What is the typical duration of the workshop?

The workshop is offered as a 3-day programme.