Partnering Teachers Training in Counseling Skills, Effective Behavioral Management and Social Skill streaming of Students

Rawalpindi - Department of Behavioural Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University collaborated with Directorate Federal Govt. Educational Institutions to conduct a two days capacity building training workshop for school/ college teachers. The training workshop funded under the research grant of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is built on an evidence based framework of inclusivity of teachers for maximizing students’ wellbeing in a holistic way. The workshop provided training to empower teachers with essential interaction skills for effective teacher-student relationship and behavioural management of students. Teachers were oriented with classroom based strategies to enhance students’ self-confidence with a vivid focus on realization of strengths and taking it as leverage to enhance the weaknesses. Teachers were oriented with strategies for effective career goal setting, problem solving, conflict resolution and building positive attitudes. Teachers learned various class-room management strategies through role play, case studies and on site demonstrations. 

The resource person and organizer of the workshop, Dr. Aneela Maqsood, Head of Department of   Behavioural Sciences highlighted that better mental health is linked with improved academics calling for attention of educational management to train teachers in cocounseling and guidance skills. The chief guest of the event, Director General FGEIs, Major General Muhammad Asghar distributed certificates among teachers. He stressed upon the need for trend analysis studies with a focus on behavioural management of students as a mean to enhance the academic output. Dean Faculty of Sciences and Technology Dr Uzaira Rafique of Fatima Jinnah Women University encouraged the liaison between academic institutions in areas of research and training initiatives.