Duniya re Duniya..Very Good Very Good, Duniya Wale…Very Bad Very Bad!! The famous song from the famous movie, Trimurti of a famous and decorated theatre Artist, Padma Shri Dr. Mohan Agashe who is here at Chitkara University to alter the DNA of prospective teachers of Chitkara College of Education. Dr. Agashe would enrich the prospective teachers through a session on “Bringing Theatre into Classroom” at Exploretorium, Chitkara University, Punjab.“Theatre is a powerful tool. Theatre and Performing Arts not only engage with the creative side of the brain, they also provide an ideal balance in students’ patterns of study. It’s easy for children to become swamped in a sea of theory, which is why subjects that offer practical learning are essential to rejuvenate and reengage students. Hence, I am here to address the future teachers of Chitkara College of Education who are going to undergo a powerful B.Ed. program developed by Chitkara University which is in sync with the industry and caters to the demands of the present generation.” said Dr. Agashe while addressing the media persons at a press conference.
Dr. Agashes’ session has been conceptualized to welcome the prospective teachers who are going to pursue their Bachelors of Education program with skills which would initiate the altering of their DNA to become alpha teachers who are fully equipped to teach the digital generation.Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University, Punjab shared the vision behind Dr. Agashes’ session and revamping of the B.Ed. curriculum, “After thorough investigation and research, Chitkara University identified gaps in teacher education programs prevalent worldwide and thereby developed various modules of teacher education program which are more practical, meaningful and job oriented. The Innovative and revolutionary teacher education program offered by Chitkara University ensures a future teacher who is more digital, informed, aware, employable, global, hands-on, researcher and student-friendly in approach. Hence, this future teacher has been given the name “alpha teacher” who is capable enough to teach and groom the millennial and the digital natives born after 2003 and 2010.