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The second round of the Faculty Support Program was conducted in two batches in collaboration with School of Allied Health Sciences- Manipal Univeristy September and December 2014.
Hosted at the Dept of Optometry, School of Allied Health Sciences- Manipal, the program was attended by six participants, Mr Sailesh Barve- MES College of Optometry, Pune and Ms Dakaruhipaya War- Bansara institute of Ophthalmic Sciences, Shillong in the first batch and Mr Sankar Das- Narayan Nethralaya, Bangalore, Ms Hadira CK & Ms Naila Nalakath- Rayhan College of Optometry-Edappal and Kondotty and Ms Vidula Patil- Laxmi College of Optometry-Panvel.
Facilitated by Ms Jyothi Thomas, Ms Krithica.S and Mr Avik
Ray from Manipal University, the program comprised sessions on curriculum
development, student evaluation and patterns, effective lecture delivery
methods and practical demonstrations involved in binocular vision module for
undergraduate programs in Optometry.
The participants appreciated the opportunity to learn new
teaching techniques which they will implement in their institutions. For Ms
War, â€œIt was good experience for me to improve my teaching skills through
participation and appreciation from field experts. Thank you IVI for supporting
â€œIt was a great experience being part of The Faculty Support Program in Binocular Vision, a joint venture of IVI and Department of Optometry, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal. We look forward to be associated with IVI in the years ahead. The faculties from different optometry institutes were able to practically see the different modes of lecture, clinical skill delivery and assessment aspects. Most of them were not aware that teaching needs a lot of preparation and planning if it has to be effective and was indeed an eye opener for them."- Ms. Jyothi Thomas, HOD, Department of Optometry, SOAHS, Manipal.
IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight for funding the program and School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal for hosting the program.