Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Dr.Lalitha Bai, a former faculty of IASE, Thrissur passed away on Sunday, 08 July 2018, following a brief illness. A condolence meeting was held in the college on 09 July 2018.
Sri. C. Venugopal, Assistant Professor in Mathematics who was a student of Dr.Lalitha Bai in Government College of Teacher Education, Thiruvananthapuram, fondly recalled the influence Dr.Lalitha Bai had on him while being trained to become a teacher.
The Institute of Advanced Study in Education, Thrissur, began as a Teacher Training College in the former Cochin State. On 4 July,1945 the then Dewan of Cochin, Sir George Townsend Boag, inaugurated the college and it was affiliated to Madras University.
The college was later affiliated to the University of Kerala and later to Calicut University.The college celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1971.
On Foundation Day, (4 July 2018), Dr.C.Praveen, Principal-in-charge briefed the new batch of BEd and MEd students (2018-20 batch) on the history of the college and reminded them that in another two years when they complete their course, IASE would be celebrating its 75th year of existence.
Prior to Practice Teaching during the BEd course, trainees observe ‘Demonstration Classes’ by experienced teachers and also engage a 40 minute session with students from a secondary school as part of ‘Criticism Lessons’.
In IASE, Thrissur, the trainees get an opportunity to observe the classes of not only their teacher educator but also of classes by trainees of previous years who studied in the Institute.
Following the session by the trainee who engages the Criticism Lesson, the peers and the teacher educator who observes the class offers constructive criticism to help the trainee improve own performance.
Owing to the paucity of student strength in the Demonstration school, Govt. Model HS, Thrissur, the teacher-in-charge of Practice Teaching, Ms. Anitha K.D. arranged classes for Criticism Lessons bringing students from the neighboring school, Sacred Heart Convent.
The trainees who engaged a session for the first time in their lives found it a memorable experience.
Reading week is celebrated in the third week of June every year in Kerala State to remember the contributions of P.N. Panicker, the pioneer of library movement in the state. The College Union on 19 June 2018 organized a programme in the college auditorium inviting students and the faculty to share their thoughts on the significance of reading and also to share the gist of memorable books they have read.
Ms. Sheena Jose, Assistant Professor in Malayalam who spoke on the occasion recalled the theme of a novel which she read recently, the thoughts it contained therein which continued to haunt her for many days.
Dr. C.Praveen currently holding charge of Principal of the college inaugurated the function and also shared his thoughts about a short story by Ruskin Bond which has multiple layers of meaning. A couple of students of the college also shared their memories.
The Eco Club of the college celebrated World Environment Day. Dr(Mrs).Mubi K.Mohamed Ali, Assistant Professor in Natural Science, while addressing thespoke on the significance of reducing waste, conserving energy and preventing pollution.
The students of the college prominently displayed near the entrance to the Main Block, a board depicting a set of habits that one needs to cultivate to help protect the environment.
The Department of Collegiate Education issued the Annual Transfer Orders for teachers in Training colleges in May 2018.
Dr.C.Praveen, Assistant Professor in English of Govt. Brennen College of Teacher Education, Thalassery was transferred to the Institute of Advanced Study in Education, Thrissur and Dr.M. Omnaseelan, Assistant Professor in English of IASE, Thrissur was transferred to Govt. Brennen College of Teacher Education, Thalassery.
So, when the BEd trainees (2017-19 batch) and the MEd students (2017-19 batch) returned to college after summer vacation in early June 2018 they were in for a surprise!
Dr. Omnaseelan was given a warm send off and the Principal of the college, Dr.B.Suresh welcomed the new faculty, Dr.C.Praveen during the college assembly.
But, during the same month, Dr.B.Suresh, was transferred to Govt.College of Teacher Education, Thiruvananthapuram and the senior most faculty of the college,Dr.C.Praveen was given the charge of Principal of IASE,Thrissur.
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