Mangaluru, Sep 2: The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, in association with the IQAC of Mangala College of Allied Health Sciences, Mangaluru, organized a workshop on ‘Teacher Effectiveness towards Gen ‘Z’ Learners’ on September 2.
The programme started with a prayer led by the faculty of Mangala College of Allied Health Sciences, Mangaluru. The workshop was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the principal, Prof Pratijna Suhasini G R, and the IQAC coordinator Karthik G Kamath K of Mangala College of Allied Health Sciences, vice principal Dr Jenis Mary and IQAC coordinator associate professor Cecilia Farida Goveas of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, and facilitator of the workshop Dr Rosa Nimmy Mathew, HoD, department of counselling, School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya.
The session began with an ice breaker. This was followed by a group activity based on a checklist about the Genz Learners. Dr Rosa Nimmy Mathew facilitated discussions and highlighted understanding the nature of Gen ‘Z’ and the factors contributing to changes in their characteristics. The facilitator also conducted activities like Chinese Whispers and decoding the Gen ‘Z’ language. The participants then came up with strategies to enhance the learning process in the classroom. The activities like Chinese Whispers and decoding the Gen Z language were particularly effective in helping the participants understand the unique characteristics of Gen Z learners and how to communicate with them effectively. The strategies developed by the participants were practical and relevant, and could be easily implemented in the classroom. The workshop also highlighted understanding Gen ‘Z’ before communicating with them.
Associate professor Roshini Monica Goveas did an excellent job in compering the event, ensuring that it ran smoothly and that all participants had an opportunity to contribute.
Overall, the workshop was a valuable learning experience for all participants and will undoubtedly contribute to their effectiveness as teachers of Gen Z learners.