June 02, 2020 07:07 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA), Panjab University, Chandigarh, organized a Webinar entitled “Social Distancing and Intellectual Proximity: What Teachers and Students Need to Unlearn and Relearn” today.

Dr. Sandeep Goyal, an Advertising and Media Veteran based in Mumbai, made a brilliant power point presentation, on the basis of a research study conducted by him on faculty and students, regarding the problems faced by them in coping with teaching pedagogy COVID-19 situation.

The speaker is an aluminus of Panjab University, with a gold medal in English Honors, and an aluminus of Harvard Business School. Apart from holding prominent positions in the world of Advertising and communications at global level, Dr. Goyal is a prolific writer, who regularly writes signature column for Business India, Business Standard, The New Indian Express and so on, with six books to his credit.

Dr. Goyal, in a very interesting disposition, brought out the discomforts being experienced by both the teachers and students in higher education scenario, in Indian context and argued that both of them need to develop their “Copability” to deal with the changed situation.

While teachers need to enhance their accessibility to students through social media and existing online platforms, students too need to make use of the online study materials and literature in their respective subjects, in order to keep moving on.

More than 300 participants joined the Webinar, which shows the relevance of the theme of the discussion as well as the effectiveness of the speaker. Dr. Goyal passed on several tips to be used by teachers in getting equipped with the “ NEW NORMAL”, and using this situation as an opportunity. The presentation was extremely motivating as well as informative, widely appreciated by the participants, both faculty and students. President PUTA expressed her gratitude to the speaker for a well researched and meticulously prepared presentation. Secretary PUTA proposed a vote of thanks.

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