A Seminar on “Student Teacher’s Action Research” was organised on 5th April, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the online platform Zoom. The University of Mumbai, Thane Sub Campus in collaboration with MES’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur conducted this seminar with the objectives to help and make student teachers understand the importance of research. This activity enlightened all the participants by helping them understand the importance of research for a teacher in disseminating the knowledge and looking at all the aspects of the classroom.
After the insightful inaugural address by Dr. Reni Francis, Principal, PCER Chembur and Convenor of the seminar, 15 participants presented their research work and explained their research work in a detailed and systematic manner. After the presentations, the chairpersons of the seminar Ms. Vasundhara Kaul and Ms. Anita Shinde gave their valuable feedback and appreciated the efforts put in by all the student teachers for their research work. After which coordinator of the seminar, Dr. Mary Vargese, declared the results for this event. Following are the winners.
- Ms. Alka Kathania – Best Action Research
- Fr. Kiran Salve – Best Action Research VENTEL
- Ms. Benazeer Jamadar– Best Action Research SDG’s
- Ms. Pooja Satpute – Best Action Research on Online Teaching-Learning
- Ms. Alisha Khan, Kalpana Sanghvi – Best Action Research on COVID-19 pandemic
The Student Teacher’s Action Research Seminar gave insights on various action research work undertaken by the student teachers. The student teachers benefited extremely through this activity since at this stage of their learning, research work will help them to be committed towards developing as a practitioner, thus becoming an agent and source of change in the field of education. The Student Teacher’s Action Research Seminar was in accordance with SDG4 Quality Education.
An important outcome of this seminar was the publication of all the research papers presented by the student teachers. These papers were compiled by Dr. Sunita Magre, Professor and I/c Director, University of Mumbai Thane Sub Campus and Dr. Reni Francis, Principal, Pillai College of Education, Chembur in a book entitled, “Classroom Dynamics: Action Research” and published by Lambert Academic Publishing ISBN: 978-620-3-84797-0.