International Turkish Hope School (ITHS) held its Continuous Professional Development program on October 21, 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Boy’s Section Auditorium, Plot: 7, Road: 6, Sector:4, Uttara, Dhaka-1230.
The sessions were:
The first session of the seminar was conducted by Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar, Prof IBA Dhaka University. His topic was “Making a Brand out of an Academic”. The presentation began with a brief introduction to the history of the existence of branding. He then went onto explaining how creating a brand in the field of education is translating one’s knowledge and experience to the students, which is also accompanied by contributing to nation building, towards grooming, and to solve problems. The presenter also emphasized on the four major focus areas that are essential in brand building. These are synchronizing pedagogy and teaching, engaging students in the learning process, linking ones approach to institutional purpose, and believing in personal traits of students. This was followed by important information on how an institution, students, pedagogy, and personal attributes of an individual brand academia. He talked about the importance of being flexible, solving problems intelligently and diligently, being value driven and sensitive, maintaining consistency, motivating students, being creative, ensuring interaction beyond class hours, adding personal character to teaching, and most importantly, not giving up.
The second seminar was conducted by Dr. Mehtab Khanam, Pro and Chair of Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Her topic of discussion was “Controlling Teachers’ Stress”. She began the session by giving a general introduction to a counsellor’s work which encircles mutual respect, confidentiality, and non-judgmental attitude. She went onto describing the process of stress and how it affects our cognitive, physiological, emotional, and behavioral attributes. Towards the end of the session she accentuated on the ways in which stress can be prevented through time management, assertiveness, empathy, and coping mechanisms. The session concluded with a relaxation exercise.
The seminar concluded at 1:30 pm.