“How TMU faculty build a learning environment to fulfil the dreams of students”
Teerthanker Mahaveer University is recognized as the Best Private University in terms of multi-disciplinary educational versatility and its career-oriented programmes that start with the first day of admission for scholars from different regions of India and abroad.experienced academicians at TMU are actively involved in building a supportive and engaging learning environment that helps students achieve their dreams.The academicians are always committed to providing guidance on the basis of current market trends and industrial demands.
TMU regularly initiates several education programmes for its faculty that provide insights to their educators on the current education and skill set requirements in real-world settings and also help several educators improve their teaching approaches and, consequently, the classroom experience for students. We believe that teachers are the only source who can encourage their scholars to attain great success-both inside and outside the classroom. Our experienced academicians work as devotees of education and are able to transfer their passion for learning to their students. In this direction, our faculty rely on five qualities namely empathy, a good sense of humor, clear communication skills, a creative approach, and a positive attitude. We are actively engaged in providing an environment in which students feel safe, valued, and successful.
“Create a positive classroom culture”
TMU fosters a warm and friendly environment in which all students feel appreciated and respected.Encourage kids to communicate openly, participate actively, and collaborate. Our team is constantly experimenting with innovative educational methods that promote physical, social, and emotional security. They give academics a voice in the classroom, listen to their concerns, and then provide ground-level or real-world examples to dispel their doubts. Faculty are also working hard to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment in which students of all backgrounds feel respected and encouraged.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
The availability of ICT (information and communication technology) facilities at TMU by institution and resource availability. Computer labs, internet access, Wi-Fi, online learning platforms, printing and scanning capabilities, software and apps, library resources, multimedia capabilities, and technical support are just a few examples of ICT amenities that are commonly found in educational institutions. MICROSOFT ERP was installed to automate a variety of university administrative procedures. The university is proud to be a part of the National Knowledge Network (NKN), a collaboration between the Indian government's Department of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The NKN connects universities across the nation via high-speed Internet to exchange information, educational opportunities, and academic resources.
Set clear expectations, Encourage self-reflection and goal-setting
Clearly communicate course objectives, learning outcomes, and grading criteria.This helps students understand what is expected of them and how they can succeed. To keep these perspectives in mind, our faculty sets many targets for scholar performance and challenges them to expand their skills on a regular basis, which directly contributes to the growth of scholars; confidence and boosts their abilities to compete in the real world. TMU assists students in developing self-awareness by reflecting on their abilities, interests, and goals. Assist them in formulating realistic goals and action plans to accomplish them. Our faculty also understands that each student has unique learning needs, abilities, and interests.
Foster a growth mindset
Our experienced faculty encourages students to adopt a growth mindset.They also believe that intelligence and abilities can be developed through effort and learning. In this direction, our valuable faculty serve as mentors, offering guidance and support to students to identify their interests, strengths, and career aspirations, and providing advice on academic and professional pathways to achieve their goals.
Holistic approach of content delivery
A comprehensive and integrated strategy that considers the various facets of learning and tries to meet the needs of the entire student is referred to as a holistic approach to content delivery in education. It emphasizes developing a well-rounded educational experience that fosters in-depth learning, critical thinking, skill development, and personal growth rather than just imparting facts. Here are three components of education:
- Cognitive approach: The cognitive method is a psychological viewpoint that is devoted to the investigation of mental functions such as perception, attention, memory, language, problem-solving, and thinking. It aims to comprehend how people acquire, process, and use knowledge and sees the mind as an information processor, similar to a computer.
- Effective approach:An approach that is successful and produces the desired effects is referred to as being effective. There are several important ideas and practices that can help with effectiveness in various contexts, such as education, problem-solving, or personal growth.
- Psychomotor skill:The control and coordination of physical motions fall under the domain of psychomotor skills. These abilities necessitate the coordination of physical actions with cognitive processes like perception and decision-making. Psychomotor abilities are critical in a variety of contexts, including sports, the performing arts, manual labor, and other tasks requiring physical performance.
Connect learning to real-world applicationsTo make the subject matter more engaging, our faculty always incorporates real-life examples, case studies, and experiential learning opportunities to bring practical application to the information and abilities. Learning has many practical applications in a variety of fields. Examples include education, career advancement, personal development and self-improvement, problem-solving, innovation and entrepreneurship, the healthcare industry, artificial intelligence and technology, environmental preservation, social change, and the promotion of equality, as well as personal fulfillment and enjoyment. The goal of outcomes-based education (OBE), a method of teaching, is to specify the competencies or learning outcomes that each student should possess at the end of a certain programme or course. Instead of concentrating exclusively on instructional activities or information, it emphasizes what students are expected to know, understand, and be able to perform.
Use a variety of teaching methodsTMU professors use a variety of teaching tactics to engage students and accommodate different learning styles. Incorporate interactive conversations, group work, hands-on activities, multimedia materials, and technology-enhanced learning tools into your lectures. Our faculty also helps students learn by creating and delivering engaging and effective educational activities. Innovative pedagogy is the application of innovative and successful teaching strategies to improve student engagement, learning outcomes, and all other aspects of the educational process. It entails going beyond the conventional lecture style of instruction and implementing fresh tactics, tools, and procedures that are tailored to the various needs and preferences of students.
Multidisciplinary educationA learning strategy known as multidisciplinary education integrates concepts, procedures, and points of view from other academic domains. It encourages students to investigate the relationships and interactions between several academic fields, boosting critical thinking and creativity while fostering a comprehensive understanding of challenging real-world issues. The following are some of the most important features and advantages of a multidisciplinary education: the integration of knowledge, application to real-world situations, creativity and critical thinking, holistic understanding, collaboration and communication, adaptability and versatility, interdisciplinary research and innovation, a global perspective and cultural competence, and lifelong learning.
Academic flexibilityAcademic flexibility is the capacity of a programme or educational setting to adjust to and take into account the various needs, interests, and objectives of students. Giving students alternatives and choices throughout their educational journey enables them to customize their learning experiences to fit their unique needs and interests. Aspects and advantages of academic flexibility include support for non-traditional learners, interdisciplinary and cross-curricular opportunities, lifelong learning and professional development, flexible scheduling, individualized learning plans, credit transfer and recognition, experiential learning and internships, blended learning and technology integration, and multiple programme options.
Provide timely and constructive feedbackTMU faculty deliver timely and constructive feedback to their scholars in order to boost their continuous professional growth and adopt novel teaching approaches. Faculty help to evolve students' demands by always enhancing their own knowledge and abilities. Feedback that is timely and constructive is essential for both professional and personal development.
Offer mentorship and guidanceWe support the philosophy of "being available for one-on-one consultations" and mentor students, assisting them in pursuing their academic and professional goals.
Promote student autonomy and ownership:We encourage students to take ownership of their learning by providing opportunities for independent research, project work, and self-directed study.
Promote a culture of support: We collaborate with student services and support staff to ensure students have access to resources like tutoring, counseling, career services, and academic support.
Stay updated and innovative Our faculty continuously update their knowledge and teaching practices to stay current with advancements in their respective fields.