The school of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering held their inaugural workshop on effective teaching. The workshop was held on 6th and 7th October, 2016. The purpose of the workshop is to enable members of staff go through refresher training to improve their course delivery skills.
In total 40 members of staff cutting across the four departments (Mechanical, Mechatronics, Marine and Mining) were trained.
The facilitator, Prof. Annah Mwangi in her remarks said that the changing trends in the teaching profession requires lecturer to equip themselves with the necessary skills if they are to deliver effectively to their students. The lecturers were taken through the following topics during the workshop; Role of University Lecturer, Psychology of Adult Learning, Communication Process and Evaluation of University Teaching among others.
Prof. Anna Mwangi and a section of participants
Principal, College of Engineering and Technology, Prof. Bernard Ikua, congratulated the Dean, SoMMME for organizing for the workshop. Prof. Ikua also encouraged other Deans within the College to conduct a similar workshop to ensure quality teaching of engineering programs.
Ms. Caroline Wawira, an assistant lecturer in the department of Mechatronic Engineering while giving vote of thanks said they were very grateful for the opportunity to get trained and wished such training was conducted to every new lecturer in the School.
Dr. Hiram Ndiritu, the Dean SoMMME thanked members of staff from the school for attending the workshop. He also thanked Prof. Anna Mwangi for accepting to train the lecturers. He said that the school intends to conduct successive series of the workshop on yearly basis to ensure that the lecturers within the school are fully equipped with the necessary teaching skills.
A section of participants follow a presentation during the workshop.