Invited Lecture: Catalysts of Change – The Role of Skilled Teachers in Personality Development

Presented by Dr. Alias Kutty Poulose, Assistant Professor & Research Guide, P.G. Department of History, CAS College Madayi, Kannur

Date: 24 January 2024

Time: 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

Venue: Conference Hall, Kannur Salafi B.Ed. College

Introductory Remarks: The invited lecture on “Catalysts of Change: The Role of Skilled Teachers in Personality Development” was held at the Conference Hall of Kannur Salafi B.Ed. College on January 24, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM. The event began with an insightful introductory address by the Principal, Dr. Naseerali MK, setting the stage for the discussion on the critical topic of the impact of skilled teachers on the development of individual personalities.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alias Kutty Poulose, an esteemed Assistant Professor and Research Guide from the P.G. Department of History at CAS College Madayi, Kannur, served as the resource person for the lecture. Dr. Poulose’s rich academic background and expertise added depth to the discussions on the transformative role teachers play in shaping the personalities of their students.

Key Highlights of the Lecture:

  1. Understanding Teachers as Catalysts: Dr. Poulose emphasized the pivotal role that teachers play in acting as catalysts for change. He delved into the idea that teachers are not just conveyors of information but are influencers who can ignite transformation in the lives of their students.
  2. The Importance of Skill Development: The resource person underscored the significance of teachers possessing not only subject-specific knowledge but also a diverse set of skills. These skills include effective communication, empathy, and the ability to adapt teaching methods to cater to the unique needs of individual students.
  3. Personalized Learning: Dr. Poulose discussed the concept of personalized learning and how skilled teachers can tailor their approaches to meet the distinct learning styles and preferences of their students. This, he argued, contributes significantly to the holistic development of personalities.
  4. Building Confidence and Character: A key aspect of the lecture focused on how teachers can contribute to the development of confidence and character in their students. Dr. Poulose shared practical strategies and examples to illustrate how positive teacher-student interactions can instill a sense of self-worth and ethical values.

Interactive Session: Following the lecture, an interactive session allowed students and teachers to engage in a meaningful dialogue with Dr. Poulose. This session facilitated the exchange of ideas, questions, and experiences, enhancing the overall learning experience.

Vote of Thanks: The event concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by the Students Union Chairperson, KP Drisya. Drisya expressed gratitude to Dr. Alias Kutty Poulose for his enlightening lecture, the Principal, Dr. Naseerali MK, for the insightful introduction, and all participants for their active involvement in the discussions.

Conclusion: The invited lecture served as a platform for meaningful discussions on the pivotal role of skilled teachers in shaping the personalities of students. Dr. Alias Kutty Poulose’s expertise and the active participation of students and teachers made the event a success, contributing to the ongoing dialogue on effective teaching strategies and their impact on personality development.

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