Encourage contact between students and faculty:
Frequent student-faculty contact in and out of classes is the most important factor in student motivation and involvement. Our faculty is very helpful in dealing with students high stress and keep on working to achieve results. Knowing a few faculty members well enhances students’ intellectual commitment and encourages them to think about their own values and future plans and develop mutual trust. This is what mentoring is all about.
Develop reciprocity and co-operation among students:
Learning is enhanced when it becomes team effort rather than a solo race. Good learning, like good work, is collaborative and social, not competitive and isolated. Working with others increases involvement in learning. Sharing one’s own ideas and responding to others’ reactions sharpens thinking and deepens understanding.
Encourage active learning:
Learning is not a spectator sport. Students do not learn by sitting in classrooms listening to teachers, memorizing pre-packaged assignments, and regurgitating answers. They must cogitate over what they are learning, write about it, relate it to past experiences and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves.
Give prompt feedback:
Knowing what you know and realizing what you don’t know focuses the mind on learning. Students need appropriate feedback on performance to benefit from courses. At various points during the program and towards the end, students need chances to reflect upon what they have learnt, what they still need to know, and how to assess themselves.