Day 1: 8th May 2023
Dr. Neha Sharma, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, started the inaugural program and introduced the participants to the topic. She welcomed the guest and other participants present in the program. With the lighting of the lamp, the program started.
The Guest of Honor of the Program, Prof. (Dr.) Atul Nasa, PVC, SGT University, was welcomed by Prof. (Dr.) Madhavi Sharma.
Prof. (Dr.) Atul Nasa, PVC, SGT University, delivered the inaugural speech. In his speech, Sir highlighted the significance of the incorporation of experiential learning into the pedagogical framework and wished the program a grand success. The inaugural program concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms.Poonam Talwar, Asst. Prof., Faculty of Education.
The technical session was coordinated by Mr. Abhra Mukhopadhyay, Asst. Prof., Faculty of Education. The technical session started with distributing the questionnaire to study the existing knowledge related to the topic.
The first session of the day started with the expert deliberation of Prof. (Dr.) Saroj Pandey, Former Director and Professor, School of Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Prof.(Dr.) Saroj Pandey delivered her lecture on
“Experiential Learning as a Transformative Pedagogy” Madam emphasized constructivism as a background philosophy of experiential learning and highlighted the features and goals of experiential learning.
The second session was conducted virtually over google meet by the renowned academician from the Ed-tech platform,
Mr. Alakh Pandey, most commonly known as Physics Walla. He gave his expert thoughts on “Experiential Learning and Experimental Learning – The Differential Perspective”. He explained his own career development in the discipline of Physics and narrated the procedure of physics coaching.
The third session was conducted by Professor. (Dr.) GAURAV SINGH, Professor, School of Education, Central University of Haryana. Virtually, he apprised the participants with a colorful and technical presentation related to his topic “Experiential Learning – Implications for Educators”, with various models of experiential learning, that can be skillfully applied by educators in the regular classroom.
The fourth session of the day after lunch was conducted by Prof. (Dr.) Amitav Mishra, Professor, School of Education at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He presented his lecture on “Collaborative Learning”, and demonstrated the theme of the topic by adopting the Think Pair Share technique.
Day 2: 9th May, 2023: Program Coordinated by Dr. Ruby, Asst. Prof., Faculty of Education.
The first session was conducted by Prof. (Dr.) Fauzia Khan, from the Institute of Advanced Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia University. She gave her expert deliberations on “Experiential Learning and Academic Leadership.” She explained the importance of learning by doing, and she said we must relate real life to study for better results. She also tells us why we need lesson plans. She mainly discussed
Kolb’s experimental learning cycle, which includes concrete experiences, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, and active experimentation.
The second session was conducted by Dr. Rajbir Singh, Dean of FBSC, SGT University. He gave his expert thoughts on “Reflective observation”. The speaker supported his lecture by narrating his own life experiences during the time of research, when he was engaged in various kinds of activities, including direct and indirect observation.
The third session was conducted by Dr.Kanak Sharma, Asst. Prof., Central University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, in an online mode. She delivered her expert thoughts on “Inquiry-based learning and its impact on the education system”.
The fourth session was conducted by Dr. Kunal, Associate Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, SGT University, who gave his expert deliberation on “Undergraduate Research” and discussed the concept of undergraduate research, the types of undergraduate research, and the
opportunities involved in undergraduate research. He cited several websites like indiafellow.org and the prime minister’s research fellowship, Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship, the Udayan Shalini Fellowship program, etc.
The fifth session of the day was conducted by Dr. Vikas Sharma, Associate Professor & Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology, FBSC, SGT University, Sir gave his expert deliberation on “Experiential Learning and Clinical Education”. He emphasized the clinical aspects of learning, its cyclical process, and its progression.
Day 3: 10th May 2023
The first session of the day was conducted by Prof. Dr. Amit Ahuja, Associate Professor, GGSIPU, who gave his expert deliberation on “Multidisciplinary Approaches in Experiential Learning.” The speaker emphasized the use of behavioralism and constructivism as background philosophies of experimental learning as well as the convergence of their meaning.
The second session of the day was conducted by Prof. Promila Batra, MDU, Rohtak. She gave her expert deliberation on the “Role of Experiential Learning in Personal Growth” while providing a new
outlook on the meaning of experiential learning.
The third session of the day was conducted by Dr. Monica Nagpal, CIET, Delhi. She delivered her expert thoughts on “Simulations and role-playing in experiential learning” through an innovative and fascinating online activity to inquest prior knowledge about the topic.
The fourth session of the day was conducted by Dr. Urmila Sharma, Faculty of Law, SGTU. She took the session on “Volunteering as a Learning Experience in Experiential Learning” She explained the implication of volunteering as a strategy for experiential learning.
The fifth session of the day was conducted by Prof. Tara Shankar, Associate Dean, FCAM, SGTU. He gave his expert thought on “Internship as a Professional Experience.” Through his deliberation, he connected theoretical knowledge with practical situations by bridging the gap between theory and practice.
Day 4: 11th May 2023: The program was coordinated by Ms. Poonam Talwar, and felicitated by the Dean Faculty of Education.
The first session was conducted by Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Dean Academics SGT University, on “Fellowship and
Experiential Learning” Through his deliberation, he emphasized the fellowship program and its details. He talked about personal and professional growth through the fellowship program and apprised the participants of the background philosophy of experiential learning and how it occurs through our daily life interactions.
The second session of the day was coordinated by Ms. Ponam Talwar, Asst. Prof. Faculty of Education, The resource person for the session was Prof. (Dr.) Yukti Sharma, Joint Director, Institute for Lifelong Learning, and Professor, Department of Education, University of Delhi. She gave her expert opinion on Practicum as an Essential Component of Experiential Learning. Emphasized
Experiences of daily life interaction, both personal and professional, have an inculcating effect on learning experiences. She stressed the philosophical background of experiential learning relating to John Dewey’s educational philosophy, Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, etc.
The third session of the day was in online mode given by Dr. Prerna Mandhhyan from Katihar, Bihar. She talked about the importance of teamwork in experiential learning, i.e., the deeper form of learning. She stressed collaboration in teamwork for better experiential learning by citing the example of fieldwork and its various types. She well explained the steps of scientific fieldwork and linked each step with the components of experiential learning.
The fourth session of the day was conducted by Prof. (Dr.) A.S. Suresh, Dean Faculty of Commerce and Management, SGT University, who gave his expert thoughts on “Experiential & Case-Based Learning”. The speaker further discussed the different forms of case studies with the purpose of doing a case study. The case study also helps to build KASH (Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, and Habits), and he nicely explained this phenomenon.
The fifth session was conducted by Prof. (Dr.) Rajneesh Wadhwa, Dean, Director, External Affairs, Sir gave his expert deliberation on “Study Abroad and Service Learning” and Narrated the topic relating to his life experiences.
The speaker distinguished the difference between study abroad and service learning are two forms of experiential learning that offer students unique opportunities to broaden their horizons and gain practical knowledge and skills.
Day 5: 12th May, 2023: The program was coordinated by Dr. Manita Devi, Asst. Prof., Faculty of Education, SGT University. Dr. Manita Devi welcomed the speaker of the day, a student from the Faculty of Education, and introduced all the speakers.
Topic: Gamification – A Pedagogy Tool, speaker for the session was Mr. Sachin Mudgil, Director, SM Excellency Academy. New Delhi. He has an M.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak. He gave a good example of gamified learning experience while teaching science and math. Through the example of chess, he explained how math can be taught.
Topic: Integration of Technology into Classroom teaching – Implications for Self-Efficacy. The speaker for this session was Prof. (Dr.) Suresh Joshi, Director, Digital Learning, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, SGT University. He explained how the technology can be integrated into the pedagogy and cited some examples, like the use of Padlet in integrating technology. He concluded the session by acknowledging the participants’ knowledge of technology, pedagogy, and content.
Topic: Alternate Pedagogies – Fitting of Learner and Pedagogy, speaker for this session was Dr. Abha Sharma from SCERT, (GNCT), New Delhi, she explained how the storytelling method enhances the creativity among the students and its relation with experiential learning
Topic: Project-Based Learning – A Paradigm Shift in Learning Experiences. The speaker for this session was Dr. Gunjan Sharma, Ambedkar University, New Delhi. She explained the background of project-based learning, citing examples, and concluded the session with various hands-on training experiences.
Prof.(Dr.) Satish Chander Sharma, Director IQAC, SGT University, was the chief guest in the valedictory session. He apprised the participants, of the significance of the topic of experiential learning in the teaching-learning process. He appreciated the faculty of education for selecting the topic of experiential learning
in the field of education. He further appreciated the resource persons being invited to speak on various topics.
The program summary was compiled by Mr.Abhra Mukhopadhyay, Asst. Prof. Faculty of Education, and presented by Dr. Neha Sharma, Asst. Prof. Faculty of Education, followed by a Vote of thanks to all by Mr. Chandan Kumar Dubey, Asst. Prof. Faculty of Education.