Report On Trainings and Research
Some of the major trainings and research that were undertaken lately by the different branches of the institute are as follows:-
- Work experience:- A training cum workshop on S.U.P.W. was organized and co-ordinated by Dr. J. Myrten of W.E. branch on the following objectives
- To encourage the participants to engage in hands on activity like bamboo works, tailoring & embroidery, puppetry, fine arts, etc.. making use of low cost materials.
- To inculcate in the target group respect for manual work and dignity of labour.
- To create a platform for sharing of experiences.
- To fulfill the main objective of A.H.P.L. of earning while learning.
A total of 75 (seventy five) participants attended the training cum workshop on S.U.P.W., where the trainees were exposed to ‘hands on activity' organizing themselves into individual and group works. The resource persons were drawn mainly from outside the institute.
- P.S.T.E. branch:- A training on 'Joyful Learning' in two phases for Pre-school and LP school teachers was organized by the P.S.T.E. branch and co-ordinated by Mrs.H. Kharbuki, on the following objectives;
- To have an understanding of the significance of play for the overall development of the child
- To plan appropriate activities for play-way activities
- To understand the different values of play and the role of teachers in motivating children to play
- To identify, plan and organize different types of play
- To understand the importance of the availability of play space for children and the role of different kinds of play equipment and play spaces in motivating children to play creatively
- To prepare play materials related to child's development.
A total of 100 (hundred) participants attended both phases of the training recording a 100% attendance. The classroom were organized mainly into group activities, allowing the participants to be more engaging and ‘hands – on', creating a conducive classroom environment for ‘learning by doing'. The R.P's were drawn mainly from DIET, faculty members.
- C.M.D.E. branch: - A training on C.C.E. for 55 (fifty five) elementary school teachers of the district, was organized and co-ordinate by Mrs. N. Biam, Sr Lecturer of C.M.D.E. branch, on the following objectives;
- To enable the participants to grasp the meaning and concept of C.C.E.
- To familiarise the participants with the different techniques and tools of C.C.E.
- To encourage the participants to develop appropriate tools and techniques for C.C.E. in their respective schools
There was 100% attendance for the training on C.C.E., and the classroom was primarily activity-oriented, and the class was either engaged in individual or group work, where at the end of an activity, they were made to make presentation of their work followed by questioning and discussions. The R.P's were drawn mainly from DIET faculty members.
- D.R.U. branch: - A training on R.T.E. for 50 (fifty) V.E.C., S.M.C. and Community leaders of the district, was organized and co-ordinate by Mrs. R. Rymbai, Sr. Lecturer of D.R.U. branch, on the following objectives;
- To create awareness on the meaning and main objectives of R.T.E.
- To familiarise the participants with the important highlights of R.T.E.
- To highlight the role of the target groups in R.T.E.
A total of 50 participants attended the training recording a 100% turn out. The R.P's were drawn primarily from DIET faculty members, and the classroom environment was inter-active, followed by questioning and discussions. The participants showed a lot of enthusiasms on the subject of their different roles as define by the Act.
- P.S.T.E. branch: - This branch conducted a research titled ‘A study on the role perception and role performance of elementary school teachers of East Khasi Hills district, meghalaya'; for 95 (Ninety five) elementary school teachers of the district. The study was co-ordinated by Dr. J. Myrten and assisted by Mr. P. Nongsiej, Mr. K. Dympep, and Mrs. B. Lyngdoh (faculties of DIET, Sohra) on the following objectives;
- To find out the role perception and role performance of elementary school teachers of the district
- To study the role perception and role performance of elementary school teachers with reference to gender
- To study the role perception and role performance of elementary school teachers with reference to the type of institution
- To bring out the role perception and role performance of trained elementary school teachers of the district
- To bring out the difference of role perception and role performance of elementary school teachers of the district, with reference to gender, type of institution and status of elementary school teachers.
The tools used for the purpose of study was questionnaires and classroom observation schedule, making use of appropriate statistical techniques like percentage and graphs for analysis and interpretation. Meanwhile, the findings reveal that there is huge discrepancy in the role perception and role performance of elementary school teachers of the district, and it is suggested that teachers must develop their teaching skills to manage their classroom environment and to make optimum use of their T.L.M's.
Planning and management branch: - The training programme on ‘Leadership Capacity Building’ was initiated by the Planning and management branch of DIET Sohra, under the leadership of Mr. P. Nongsiej (Senior Lecturer) and was organized in two phases for a period of five days each, with the underlying objectives of introducing the target groups to:
- The importance of environmental preservation in the context of Meghalaya.
- The necessary life skills needed to survive in today’s complex social structure.
- The important highlights of C.C.E.
The main intention was to empower the participants with the knowledge of environmental preservation, necessary life skills and the important highlights of C.C.E. in order to familiarise them with these emerging trends that demands immediate attention.
The target group was mainly Head teachers of elementary schools of the district, and there was a 100% attendance. The sessions were mainly interactive in nature where the participants were engaged primarily in individual and group activities followed by presentation and discussions. The R.P’s assume the role of facilitators making use of power points, short video clippings, etc… for transferring of information.
Constraints: - The institute experienced certain constraints while implementing the above mentioned programmes and activities, and they may be summarized as follows;
- Shortage of man-power: - The co-ordinators of the various programmes and activities were over-burdened with the administrative and financial tasks due to shortage of administrative and academic staffs, leaving them with very little time to concentrate on academic activities.
- Lack of transportation: - The in-ability of the institute to procure vehicles for conducting the various programmes and activities is disrupting their smooth operation, leading to wastage of time and energy.
- In-adequate physical infrastructure: - The institute suffers from in-adequate physical infrastructure in the form of halls, conference rooms, hostel facilities, sports facilities, classrooms, etc..
S.S.A. Programmes: - The institute is mainly involve in providing academic resource support to C.R.C., B.R.C. members and elementary heads and school teachers of the district through orientation programs and trainings.