Centre for Teaching Support and Innovative Education



The Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI) is trying to develop new useful pedagogy for teaching in school education and higher education. We develop and provide methods, models, maxims for teaching, low cost resources, and create opportunities that foster innovative and effective pedagogical practices among all who will wish to become effective teacher.


RESEARCH PROJECTS UNDER THE INNOVATION CENTRE


Project 1: Develop and Establish Usability of Evaluation Rubrics for Learning Outcomes of Pre-Service Teacher Education Program


Introduction

A “rubric” in education literature is commonly understood as an assessment tool that is used to describe and score observable qualitative differences in performances. It is clear that rubrics have two major aspects: coherent sets of criteria and descriptions of levels of performance for these criteria. It can be used to assess and articulate specific components and expectations for any program, assignments, Group Projects, Research Papers, and portfolios etc. (Stevens & Levi, 2005). In the teacher education, we will use for understanding the expected outcomes after completion of any teacher education program. It also helps students see that learning is about gaining specific skills and they give students the opportunity to do self-assessment to reflect on the learning process.

Purpose

This project is trying to design and development of rubric. It aims to propose a systematic method for developing teacher education program wide rubrics and to discuss their potential utility for program quality assessment.

Objective

Design/methodology/approach

Implementation of rubrics is a recent phenomenon in higher education. Prior research and theoretical issues related to rubric design and development will be base of the research project.
Steps of rubric development.

Practical implications

This study focuses on development of curriculum wide rubrics that can be employed for assessment of students’ learning at both course and program level.


Project 2: Develop and Establish Usability of evaluation rubrics for learning outcomes of Induction Program under PMMMNMTT


Introduction

A “rubric” in education literature is commonly understood as an assessment tool that is used to describe and score observable qualitative differences in performances. It is clear that rubrics have two major aspects: coherent sets of criteria and descriptions of levels of performance for these criteria. It can be used to assess and articulate specific components and expectations for any program, assignments, Group Projects, Research Papers, and portfolios etc. (Stevens & Levi, 2005). The potential of rubrics to identify the need for improvements in courses and programmes has been demonstrated. In higher education in India, Government of India, Ministry of Human Resources Development, announced the PMMMNMTT, this mission is trying to enhance the quality of teachers and teaching in the higher education Studies of the validity of rubrics have shown that clarity and appropriateness of language is a central concern. Studies of rather reliability tend to show that rubrics can lead to a relatively common interpretation of student performance. Suggestions for future research include the use of more rigorous research methods, more attention to validity and reliability, a closer focus on learning and research on rubric use in diverse educational contexts.

Objective

Design/methodology/approach

Implementation of rubrics is a recent phenomenon in higher education. Prior research and theoretical issues related to rubric design and development will be base of the research project.
Steps of rubric development.

Practical implications

This study focuses on induction program and its learning outcomes among the stakeholders of higher education in India. Moreover, we can understand the how the preparation of teacher in higher education. And will come to know the status novice teachers in higher education.