The main objectives of the award are:
Sensitise teachers about the potential of innovative practices and experiments for improvement of teaching-learning;
Encourage teachers and teacher educators to try out innovative ideas and practices for improvement of teaching, learning and evaluation using modern pedagogies and ICT;
Encourage teachers to identify problems they face in their teaching learning process and adopt a realistic approach to find their solutions;
Create an environment in our institutions to ensure sustainability of innovation
Provide a forum to teachers to share their innovative ideas with all stakeholders.
What is innovation?
Innovation is typically understood as the introduction of something new and useful, for example, introducing new strategies or modified methods, techniques, practices, products and services.
The definitions of innovation include:
Process of making improvements by introducing something new;
Process of implementing new ideas for improvement of teaching learning process;
An idea, strategy, method or device;
Changes that create a new dimension of performance in any aspect of teaching learning; and
A creative idea that is realized through the use of alternative strategies or techniques.
Capabilities of realising a desired change continuously in order to sustain it over a period of time.
Teachers can undertake innovations or conduct experiments on any aspect of their work related to teaching – learning, training in order to enhance efficiency of the institution to overcome problems and difficulties they face in day to day functioning. A few suggested examples are given below:
Devise a new approach/instructional strategy in any subject area;
Prepare and use innovative teaching-learning materials including ICT;
Identification and mobilization /use of resources drawn from the local community/ environment for improvement of teaching-learning;
Develop local specific curricular materials for teaching-learning;
Develop innovative strategies for classroom management leading to an improvement in the organizational climate or better use of available resources in the class or school;
Management of interpersonal relationships;
Assessment of learning outcomes of students;
Evolve strategies for inculcation of Peace and other human values;
Devise strategies for educating differently-abled children;
Study learning styles of children/student – teachers / teacher educators; and
Sensitizing and empowering disadvantaged groups.
The award consists of a cash award of Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) and a certificate.
Number of Awards: Five. At least one will be given for each region of N, S and W.
Teachers shall submit project proposals in a prescribed format to the Principal who will upload it in DBHEI Portal latest by 31st September every year.
The project proposal will be evaluated at the first stage by two experts independently to determine the merit of the proposal. The project proposals considered to be innovative are forwarded to the Coordinator of Award Committee. Project proposals received by the Award Committee are evaluated by the committee members using Delphi technique based on the given criteria.
The teachers whose project proposals are selected shall be informed to implement the project and submit the report along with a summary before the suggested last date.
Nomination Form; Personal Details, Professional Details
Nominee should be teaching at Don Bosco higher education institution
Minimum one year of teaching experience
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There is a need to strengthen the roots of democracy, inculcate healthy habits of discipline, tolerance of the view of others and to enable the student community to know about practices and procedures of the Parliament.
OBJECTIVE OF THE AWARD
To create awareness about legislative process among the students.
To encourage students & motivate them understand social cause.
To bring future leaders from student community.
To develop interpersonal skills of the students.
a) Registration should be done through DBHEI website with proper details.
b) Photos of the event should be uploaded.
c) Complete DB-Youth parliament session should recorded.
All DBHEIs are eligible to participate in the Portal Based Youth Parliament Programme, having at least 70% of them as students and 30% as faculty members.
Must take up topics which are recommended by the organizing committee.
Parliamentarian/ Member of Legislative Assembly/ Eminent political leader /Retired / serving officers including uniformed service officers / Eminent artist /Social Personality / Eminent journalist/writers/ Educationist must be the chief guest to witness the session.
The participants shall speak in English to ensure a common platform for communication.
The duration of the sitting of the Youth Parliament should not exceed one hour.
The subjects to be selected for discussion in Youth Parliament should be as far as possible non-controversial. Matters raised in the Youth Parliament may relate to the subjects of welfare activities, defense of the country, social justice, social reforms, economic development, communal harmony, education, govt. welfare schemes, health, student’s discipline etc.
No direct or indirect remarks may be made in the speeches so as to cast aspersion on the political parties or leaders/ persons etc. Every year a common theme on Government policies and programmes may be fixed for Youth Parliament.
Each institution shall hold the Youth Parliament sitting in its own premises.
Each Youth Parliament sitting may consist of about 50-55 participants.
a) Students should not represent any political background.
b) Final year students are encouraged to participate.
Every student taking part in the competition shall get Certificate of Participation and Teacher in-charge/ Head of Institution shall get â€˜Certificate of Appreciation. Principal / Head of the Institution with login credentials shall be able to print the certificate and distribute to the participants.
Youth Parliament programme will adopt the following timeline: –
1. Registration 15-07-2021
2. Organization of Programme 13-08-2021
3. Downloading of Certificates 01-09-2021
The cycle/ timeline is subject to change from time to time as decided by the controlling authority.
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