Inspiring meeting with Society of Extension, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Looking back on inspiring meeting yesterday (May 20, 2022), with representatives of the Society of Extension Professionals, Extension Education Institute, Campus Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The topic of my talk: Professional Competence of Rural Development Advisors.

You can download the PPT I presented here. 220520 Hyderabad Extended PPT.

Because of time constraints I could not elaborate many details, but I added slides with go deeper into certain aspects of the main presentation. I hope this helps colleagues across India.

Professional Competence of Rural Development Advisors

Getting ready for my contribution on ‘Professional Competence of Rural Development Advisors’ at the webinar organized by the Society of Extension Professionals, Extension Education Institute Campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Looking forward to that. Thank you

Dr. R. Vasantha, Professor, EEI, Hyderabad & Member, SEP;

Dr. M. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Director, EEI, Hyderabad & General Secretary, SEP;

Dr. V. Sudha Rani, Director of Extension, PJTSAU & President, SEP, Hyderabad;

Dr.V.Praveen Rao, Hon’ble Vice-chancellor, PJTSAU, Hyderabad;

Dr.V.Ravinder Naik, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Agril. Extension Education, College of Agriculture, R’nagar, Hyderabad;

Dr. G. D. Satish Kumar, Principal Scientist (Agril. Extension) IIOR, Hyderabad & Vice-President, SE

for your support of this event.

Email address change

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Please be informed that I am anticipating a transfer of my email address in the coming months.

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I will gradually start using this email address for all my contacts.

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Netty Oosters: group activity plans to improve results oriented teaching

On March 31 Netty Oosters successfully defended her Master thesis on group activity plans to improve results oriented teaching. The thesis was done in the Montessori Lyceum Oostpoort (Amsterdam). Working with individual activity plans may be an interesting way to look at personalization of education, but appears to be too time consuming in practice. Therefore, group activity plans are being used to enable differentiation. The questions in this study were: 1. what is the need to work with group activity plans? 2. does working with group activity plans have the desired effect? 3. how can this work method be assured? Two pilot studies were conducted. The format of the group activity plan is tested in two periods. During the first pilot test observations of progress meetings and analyses of group activity plans took place. Based on the insights of the first pilot, the second pilot was conducted to evaluate the effects of this work method on learning results. Teachers have observed each other’s lessons based on the group activity plans. The observations and interviews after the lessons have shown that this working with group activity plans enables teachers to better account for different support needs of the students. The study also shows the importance of learning of teachers in practice for both their own continuing professional development and the quality of the support of the students. Congratulations Netty with this achievement, and thanks Dr Martijn van Schaik for the assessment of the thesis.

Ben Batterink nieuwe Master Onderwijskunde

Op 17 maart heeft Ben Batterink op succesvolle wijze zijn onderzoek verdedigd voor de afronding van de Master Onderwijskunde. Het onderzoek voor de scriptie was gericht op de vraag in hoeverre het ondernemerschapsonderwijs binnen de opleiding Bedrijfsadministrateur/Junior assistent-accountant van het Alfa-College een bijdrage levert aan het ontwikkelen van de ondernemende competenties van studenten.

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Research on the effectiveness of competence-based training of development agents accepted for publication

The manuscript of Chalachew Aniteneh on the effectiveness of competence-based training of development agents in Ethiopia is accepted for publication in the International Journal of Training and Development. The study on which the manuscript is based is part of the PhD project of Chalachew. Once the paper is published online more information will be given on its content. Congratulations  Chalachew Aniteneh! Continue reading Research on the effectiveness of competence-based training of development agents accepted for publication