A session on “How to connect Content, Teaching and Requirement” was facilitated by Mr. Sanjay Sahay, ADGP, Karnataka Police. Mr. Sanjay Sahay, a Pro Public Speaker, Senior Police Officer, Reflective Practitioner, Technology Evangelist, Management Guru, Thought Leader & a Writer is a Cyber Security Expert who being from a History background groomed himself to be an IT expert. In his talk, he referred to Role Models like Steve Jobs & Bill Gates and urged the participants to inculcate their values and thought process in our daily living. He stressed on the issue of “Educated Unemployables” and the role of Teachers in this challenging situation of meeting the talent requirements. He emphasised that as Teachers, our priority should be on developing Content for the curriculum rather than delivery of the content. He said Curriculum & Content work in synergy as the Teacher’s role would be to transform the intangibles into tangibles. He also encouraged the teachers to upgrade the quality of teaching pedagogy year after year. Content comes into LIFE through the expertise and competency of a teacher and one should use innovative pedagogy so that it reaches the student. He also expressed his finding that “Anything done without passion is better not done” and also “Anything done that cannot be measured is again better not done”. He stressed on the importance of evaluating self on the Learning Life Cycle as to which stage we are in amongst – Data Stage, Information Stage, Knowledge Stage or Wisdom Stage and accordingly upgrade ourselves to the next level.
Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, BhandaryFoundation was part of the session & appreciated Prof. Ananth Prabhu for connecting Mr. Sanjay Sahay to Sahyadri which provided opportunity for the faculty members and students to gain insight on the prevailing issue and the course of action to tackle it.