National Youth Day 2021
This year PCER, Chembur commemorated the National Youth Day with a Quiz as well as a talk by an eminent monk from the Ramakrishna Mission, Mumbai.
The quiz was created via Google Form in order to assess the knowledge of the students of Chembur English High School (CEHS) and the teacher-trainees of PCER, Chembur. Questions were asked from the life of Swami Vivekananda and the participants were also provided with fun-facts from Swamiji’s life.
To impart more knowledge about the relevance of Swami Vivekananda to the youth of the nation, PCER Chembur was fortunate to be in conversation with Swami Devakantyananda from Ramakrishna Mission, Mumbai who spoke to us about Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy on Education, Teachers and Youth. This conversation took place on the 14th January, 2021 and was streamed live over PCER, Chembur’s Youtube channel.
Swami Devakantyananda reinterpreted Swami Vivekananda’s views on education and reiterated how these can be used by a modern teacher to inspire the youth of today.
The activity was in line with SDG # 4: Quality Education and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp4HnPICSpE&t=1890s
World AIDS Day
On the 1st December, 2020, PCER, Chembur, in order to commemorate the occasion of World AIDS Day organised an online session with Dr. Milind Ruke. The event was streamed live on PCER Chembur’s YouTube channel.
Dr. Ruke is a diabetic foot specialist and a general surgeon from Ashirwaad Hospital, Chembur, who has more than 30 years of experience in the medical field. He spoke to all teachers and students about the nitty-gritties of the human immune system and how one is affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquires the immuno-deficiency syndrome or AIDS. He also destroyed some myths about patients with AIDS and elaborated the caution and care to be taken by all.
He reiterated that AIDS is a disease which is not inevitable and with some knowledge and a few precautions, it can be avoided by all.
This activity was in line with SDG#3: Good Health and Well Being and the proceedings can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJhJhPwuXbI
Panel Discussion on “The Journey to Become a Teacher”
On 21st May 2020, a live panel discussion was organized on the journey to be a teacher by MES’s PCER, Chembur.
The panel consisted of second year student speakers – Ms.Tanmayee and Ms. Niharika. The panel discussion was anchored by first year student – Ms. Cristin.
Through a series of questions and answers, the panelists walked their audience through the journey of transforming into an efficient teacher. Starting with choices and ambitions to highlight the important aspects of the course, the speakers provided a wholesome picture of the Bachelors of Education course. The speakers’ passion and enthusiasm towards teaching was well reflected throughout the discussion.
The panel discussion was attended by student teachers, teachers and those aspiring to take up teaching as a profession in the future.
Under the steady guidance of Dr. Reni Francis, Principal, the session proved to be fruitful in covering all the key aspects and efforts that go into the journey of becoming a teacher.
The above session can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXRxK_aP0zc
Panel Discussion on “Should Men Opt For Teaching As A Profession?”
A Panel Discussion on “Should Men opt for Teaching as a profession?” was organized by MES’s PCER, Chembur. The discussion was moderated by Ms. Farzana Dohadwala. The three panelists on the discussion were:
Choosing Teaching as a Profession for a male teacher was a choice for them, right from ages, when we say Teacher we think of a female teacher, where most of the schools had a male teacher as physical training, drawing, or craft teacher. As of all we say that the teacher is a second mother who is caring, kind and considerate. But as a male teacher, they faced challenges from the student point of view that a male teacher is strict, tough and rigid to them but nowadays, even a male teacher is kind towards the student. In all, a male teacher tries to keep the class enthusiastic, so that the students interact with them and the class will be interesting. At last in the end of the discussion Mr. Suresh Shetty said, “If you do what you enjoy and you can achieve excellence in that and once you achieve excellence in any field, you have great career in any field, In any field you enjoy doing you can achieve excellence in that and once you achieve excellence everything else will follow.”
The session can be viewed in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA3p4c2jK8I
Live Session on “Parenting Styles”
This session was conducted by Principal, Dr. Reni Francis for the parents of Chembur English High School on Saturday, 30th May, 2020. Dr. Reni used the following mnemonics and narrated vivid stories to illustrate the ideas very effectively.
P – Positive and patient,
A – Attitude and Actions,
R – Reassuring and realistic
E – Emotional and empathetic,
N – Nourish and nurture,
T – Togetherness
The session made a great impact on the audience especially since there is a lot of anxiety and restlessness among the members of the family during this Covid-19 lockdown. Dr. Daphne Pillai, Chairperson of the Management Board of Mahatma Education Society rightly expressed maam’s session as “ Excellent session in storytelling format which kept the viewers’ attention from start to finish”
The session can be viewed in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTQJ1RKqJW0
Once upon a time … Stories to overcome depression, anxiety, stress
Once upon a time the world was threatened by a tiny germ which had the capacity to knock the life out of anybody who it came in contact with. The nations world wide were arrested under a lockdown so strict, that it sent across waves of hopelessness and despair. It was like opening Pandora’s box all over again!
People were slowly but steadily being snared in the clutches of the evils set out by this doomed box. Apart from the life threatening virus spreading across the world like wildfire, this was a mental virus nobody had a cure for. No medicines, no therapy, no operation could curb this dreadful illness. Until…
One morning our Principal, Dr. Reni Francis sat down to tell us stories. Through her session on 17th June 2020, Once upon a time … stories to overcome depression, anxiety, stress, Dr. Reni Francis narrated stories of hope, stories of harmony, stories of positivity. The stories she narrated were of optimism and resilience which gave us a newfound vigour to face life and overcome our difficulties. People from all walks of life listened to the stories ardently. It was like fresh air breathed into the lives of the listeners. The stories nourished us and awakened hope to overcome tough times. It made us believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. That, it is only a matter of endurance and patience required to bring out the best in ourselves.
Just like the Hope that arose last from Pandora’s box, tales of endurance and optimism swept over our hearts and washed away the evil spirits of anxiety, depression and stress. For we realized that the antidote needed for this mental virus could be found nowhere but from within.
And just like that with hope in our hearts and courage in our hands, thanking our dear Principal for rekindling our spirits, we renewed and rejuvenated ourselves to meet the challenges ahead.
Expert Talk on “Teacher Education Practices Across Boundaries”
MES’s PCER, Chembur organized an Expert Talk via You Tube Live on the topic Teacher Education Practices Across Boundaries by Dr. Matthew A. Witenstein on 18th June, 2020. The session was hosted by Principal Dr. Reni Francis.
Matthew A. Witenstein, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration, School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton focused on the Teacher Education Practices that need to be adapted in this pandemic. During this period of pandemic we should support our students mentally. He observed that it is important for a teacher to be engaged with the community because when you engage with the community you can connect with them in the classroom. He stated that teacher education and teacher training that provide adaptable framework can really help in guiding the practices.
The link to view the session is : https://youtu.be/xp_9YfpkxsM
Mental Health Session – ‘Here I am to Hear you’
In order to celebrate National Doctor’s Day, the Extension Department of PCER, Chembur organised an online session on mental health titled ‘Here I am to Hear you’ on 1st July, 2020. The speakers for the session were Dr. Sheryl John Senthilnathan, Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. L.H. Hiranandani Hospital, Powai and Dr. Vivek Chincholkar, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kalwa Hospital, Thane.
Dr. Sheryl spoke about various mental health practices that can be useful for an individual to remain positive and active during this pandemic scenario. She also shared some of her clinical experiences as a practitioner. She described many techniques such as keeping a gratitude journal, following a good diet, sleeping well etc. for one to remain positive. She emphasized that mental health is not a destiny, it is a process that one should try to attain it on a day-to-day basis.
Dr. Vivek spoke about his experience as a Clinical Practitioner. He gave insights about psychiatry and its treatment and how it is very important for one to focus on mental health.
The session was attended by the students, faculty and alumni and there were more than 150 viewers for the live session. The Session was very useful and informative with a lot of practical approaches. The activity was in line with SDG#3: Good Health and Well-being and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tysKFYeGiE&t=2892s
World Day for International Justice
In order to mark the World Day for International Justice, the Department of Co-Curricular Activities organized a talk titled ‘Your Courage – Your Asset’ where we interacted with Ms. Meenakshi Mukherjee, a legal consultant and PoSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) enabler who spoke about ‘PoSH and the Legal Rights of Teachers.’ The event was in line with SDG #5: Gender Equality and had 95 live views on PCER’s YouTube channel.
The discussion started with Ms. Meenakshi speaking about the importance of the day as well as the need for justice. She also spoke about the history of the PoSH Act in India as the workplace is one of the main areas where justice is required. Teachers,therefore, needed to be aware about what constitutes harassment, whether sexual or not and in case the harassment is sexual in nature, what is the legal recourse available to them.
Few of the things which came out of the discussion were:
The session can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0TMsv9cXWo
Cancer Awareness Day
National Cancer Awareness Day 2020 is observed every year on November 7 to raise the awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. In 2018, approximately 18 million cases were there globally, of which, 1.5 million were in India alone. In view of these alarming signs, PCER Chembur organised an Expert Talk on National Cancer Awareness Day. The Resource person for the session was Shaini Joy Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Oncology and works as a practitioner at MD Anderson Cancer Center which is ranked No. 1 in cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey. The session was conducted on YouTube Live – https://youtu.be/kJmhhc0JyXo
The session highlighted on aspects of Cancer such as the meaning, risk factors, myths of cancer, common cancers in India, the statistics of the alarming growth of Cancer, Cancer screening and protections, reducing the risk of cancer through early detection and treatment. The risk factors included Family history, Smoking and Tobacco, High alcohol consumption, Poor diet, Low physical activity, Sun and other types of radiation, Viruses and other infections. Few early warning signs for different types of Cancers were indicated such as
As an early detection of Cancer, Screening is the most important aspect that can help in saving one’s life. The Cancers that can be screened are Breast, Cervical, Colorectal. As a prevention measure for Cancer it is important to exercise, eat a healthy and balanced diet, quit smoking, reduce alcohol intake etc. The session was highly informative and well appreciated by the viewers, various questions were posed such – Are the HPV vaccines efficient? Which age group of girls or women can take this vaccine? We keep phones under our pillow while sleeping is there some risk of radiation?
Why Should You Choose Teaching Profession
In a world where different professions prevail and teaching being a profession that has been a career for many individuals from the beginning. PCER, Chembur took the initiative to discuss the topic Why should you choose Teaching Profession on 17th May, 2020. The panelists were from different backgrounds of the teaching profession. Master Sharvesh Bharat, a class 9 student from Chembur English school; Ms. Chandrani Banerjee, a B.Ed. Aspirant; Ms. Sherry Jose, F.Y. B.Ed. student of PCER chembur & Ms. Sabrina Mukadam, a teacher from Don Bosco International School were the panelists for the discussion. The principal Dr. Reni Francis Ma’am hosted the panel discussion on an online portal. The discussion was live on the YouTube and Facebook page of PCER. The discussion was riveting and it ended with questions posed by the viewers. The panel discussion was appreciated by all and the response of the viewers were overwhelming. The session could be viewed in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ackDT4vpQFo
Sem III : E-Learning Material Schedule – Two Year B.Ed. CBCS
|CC 4: Assessment for Learning||Unit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3), (Part 4)
|EC 2: Pedagogy of School Subject||English: Unit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c - Topic 1, Topic 2
Economics: Unit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a - Topic 1, Topic 2 | Unit 2 b and c | Unit 2 c
History: Unit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a - Topic 1, Topic 2 | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c
Maths: Unit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c
Science: Unit 1 a | Unit 1 b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c
|IC 3: Language Across Curriculum||Unit 1 a and b | Unit 1 c
Unit 2 a | Unit 2 b | Unit 2 c
Online Classwork 2020
Online Sessions 2020
Student Enrichment Online Session 2019-20
Kindly check for an online course in CC3
Kindly check for an online course in IC4
Kindly check for the online course in CC3: Unit 5
(Online test for the Course 4 – Knowledge and Curriculum)
Online Tests 2019-21
Online Content Test was scheduled on 12th March, 2020 for the batch 2019-21. Students were given their unique log in and password. They logged in http://onlinetest.pcer.ac.in with the help of their log in and Password. They selected their Elective Course 1 and started their test. It was interesting as well as quick to complete the test.
Method teachers had already uploaded the question bank. So the computer generated questions from it randomly. Each year the method teacher updates and upgrades the question bank based on the change in syllabus as well as to add more items in the bank.
The result is generated and shared with the students. This helps the students to know about their mistakes and also get the correct answer.
So this process of online examinations helps the students in manifold ways like:
Online Tests 2018-19
Number of Beneficiaries: 157 student teachers
User is restricted to access TEST with same login in two machine. At a time user can login from one computer.
Format of Online Test
Online Tests 2017-18
Number of Beneficiaries: 101 student teachers
User is restricted to access TEST with same login in two machine . At a time user can login from one computer.
|2nd March, 2017||Thursday||4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Economics|
|28th February, 2017||Tuesday||4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||History|
|25th February, 2017||Saturday||4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Science|
|23rd February, 2017||Thursday||4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Maths & Commerce|
|20th February, 2017||Monday||4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||English & Hindi|
Format of Online Test
Online Tests 2016-17
Online Exam Timetable for Fourth Semester Students
|2nd March, 2017||Thursday||4:00-5:00 pm||Economics|
|28th February, 2017||Tuesday||4:00-5:00 pm||History|
|25th February, 2017||Saturday||4:00-5:00 pm||Science|
|23rd February, 2017||Thursday||4:00-5:00 pm||Maths & Commerce|
|20th February, 2017||Monday||4:00-5:00 pm||English & Hindi|