World Conference ‘Educon-2010’ Organized at Lovely Professional University
11/17/2010

Educational Research Association(ERA) Punjab & Faculty of Education of Lovely Professional University organized two days world conference ‘EDUCON-2010’ of All India Association of Education Research(AIAER) at Shri Baldev Raj Mittal Auditorium of the University.

Online PR News – 17-November-2010 – – Educational Research Association(ERA) Punjab & Faculty of Education of Lovely Professional University organized two days world conference ‘EDUCON-2010’ of All India Association of Education Research(AIAER) at Shri Baldev Raj Mittal Auditorium of the University. It was based on an immensely needed great educational theme of Professional Development of Teachers and Teacher Educators. A book titled on the theme was also released. More than 700 Delegates from UK, Bhutan, Australia and 24 States of the country participated. Virtual and Video Sessions from US and Singapore, respectively,were also arranged to provide delegates with true global research platform.

On this occasion prominent personalities from the Education Arena, Prof Field Christopher and Prof Kaen Jones from UK, Father of Micro Teaching Prof BK Passi from Indore, Prof SP Malhotra, President of AIAER, Prof M Mukhopadhayay were specially present to inspire other participants. After inauguration of an AIAER Resource Centre and Pre- Conference Workshop at Lovely Faculty of Education on the eve of this organization, the first day began with the inaugural address by Prof M Sodha emphasizing teaching to be a dynamic process. It was followed by a virtual key-note address from NIE Institution of Teachers Education, Singapore, by Prof Low Eeling who forwarded six approaches for professional growth of teachers including Reflective Teaching, Models, Scholarships etc. This session also witnessed releasing of a book, titled on the theme of the conference, authored by Dr SK Bawa, Dr Anand Padhan and Ms Sumanpreet Kaur of the University.

Congratulating the organizers for the grandeur of the conference and quoting personal examples from his childhood, the Chancellor of the University, Mr Ashok Mittal said: “ Teachers can always inspire and motivate their students right from the initial days of schooling. They can create miracles in shaping the unripe minds into a creative force of utmost importance for this world. The only thing needed is that they must present themselves as role models and idols for the young minds at developing stage so that they may imbibe all the goodness, thoughtfulness, intelligence and humanity thus imparted.” He also suggested self directed learning for professional development of the teachers. On this occasion, Director General Er HR Singla, Ex Dean Ms Rashmi Mittal, Sr Deans Dr Sanjay Modi and Dr LR Gupta, Dean Dr SK Bawa of the University were specially present along with him.

Having in between different technical sessions, plenary session, Panel Discussion and Research paper Presentations and shared their valuable views, on the first as well as the second day, the Faculty of Education of LPU also formed World Chapter-International Education Research Association (IERA) and an Indian Chapter of International Professional Development Association (IPDA, UK) with Head Office at the University, under announcements from Prof Passi, Prof Ken Jones and Prof Kit. The main objective of these are to develop and promote Educational research, to publish Journals, Monographs and allied Literature of Education research, to conduct seminars, conferences and, above all, to co-operate with different organizations engaged in Education. Before the Valedictory Session of Resolutions of the Conference, Delegates Report, Presentation of Awards and vote of thanks, the visiting guests had also enjoyed a beautiful cultural evening through the marvellous performances of the University Students.

It is worth noticing that the Faculty of Education of the University is a prominent place where future of nation builders is shaped and polished. On contacting a few participants, Ms Sangeeta Pandey, Ms Noorain Anas from Karamat Husain Muslim Girls PG College, Lucknow and Ms Neelam and Ms Neeraj from BKM Co-Ed College, Balachaur said: “The arrangements for the conference are superb. Right from the start from our place, we got all accommodating facilities to participate in a well planned conference to gain and absorb much for our personal development and enhancing of teaching skills. We are really lucky to be a part of it.”