Gomal University Pharmacy Faculty Completes Three-Day Workshop

The Faculty of Pharmacy at Gomal University, in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), successfully concluded a three-day workshop today.

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Gomal University Pharmacy Faculty Completes Three-Day Workshop

The Faculty of Pharmacy at Gomal University, in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), successfully concluded a three-day workshop today. The event was graced by an impressive lineup of speakers, including international and national experts, who delivered insightful talks on modern teaching techniques and strategies.

The Vice Chancellor of Gomal University, in his closing remarks, commended the organizers for orchestrating such an informative and educational event. He particularly praised the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Gomal University, Dr. Barkat Ali Khan, and encouraged the continuation of such valuable workshops on a regular basis.

In a significant announcement, the Vice Chancellor pledged support for the procurement of a high-value instrument worth 10 million rupees for the Gomal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (GCPS).

During the workshop, a diverse range of topics were addressed. Dr. Adnan Jamil shared his expertise on effective course design and learning goals, while Dr. Abid Hussain discussed the importance of diversity in the classroom. Dr. Khurram Waqas shed light on the crucial role of communication skills in teaching.

On the first day of the workshop, attendees had the privilege of learning from Prof. Wasif, who highlighted interactive teaching techniques, and Dr. Barkat Ali Khan, who emphasized empathy in teaching. The event also featured insights from Dr. Hashmat Ullah Khan, Dr. Kifayat Ullah, Dr. Fazal Rehman, and Dr. Zahid Rasul, adding diverse perspectives to the discussions.

The opening of the workshop was graced with a warm welcome note from Dr. Haroon Khan on the first day, setting the tone for the engaging sessions that followed. Dr. Muhammad Ali effectively managed the proceedings as the stage secretary for the event.

Additionally, the workshop’s Organizing Committee Members (OCM), including Dr. M. Khalid Khan, Dr. Tahir Mashal, Dr. Shahid Latif, Mr. Shakira Ullah, and Dr. Rukhshanda Habib, played instrumental roles in the event’s success. Their dedication was further complemented by the efforts of Miss Hamna, Miss Humaira, Mr. Suleiman, and Mr. Waqas, who offered their valuable assistance throughout the workshop.

This three-day workshop not only provided a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas but also highlighted Gomal University’s commitment to enhancing teaching methods and strategies for the benefit of the academic community and, ultimately, the students. With the Vice Chancellor’s support and the enthusiasm of the participants, the prospect of continued growth in teaching and learning excellence at Gomal University appears promising.

Dr. Adnan Jamil shared his expertise on effective course design and learning goals, emphasizing the critical role that intentional design plays in the educational process. He highlighted that a well-structured course, with clearly defined learning objectives, not only benefits educators but also enhances the learning experience for students. Dr. Adnan stressed the importance of aligning course content, assessments, and teaching methods with these objectives to create a more meaningful and productive learning environment.

Dr. Abid Hussain shared his expertise on diversity in the classroom, emphasizing that embracing diversity in educational settings enriches the learning experience and promotes a deeper understanding of the world. Dr. Abid stressed the importance of fostering an inclusive environment where students from various backgrounds feel valued and heard, as this not only promotes equity but also enhances the overall educational experience.

Dr. Khurram Waqas highlighted the pivotal role of effective communication in the classroom. He pointed out that clear and engaging communication not only helps students understand the subject matter but also fosters a positive and productive learning atmosphere. Dr. Khurram provided practical tips and strategies for educators to improve their communication skills, ultimately benefiting both teachers and students in the learning process.

Prof. Wasif enlightened the audience with his expertise in interactive teaching techniques, emphasizing the importance of engaging students actively in the learning process. Prof. Wasif demonstrated innovative and interactive teaching methods that make the educational experience more dynamic and participatory. His insights encouraged educators to adopt techniques that foster student engagement and promote a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

Dr. Barkat Ali Khan, in his enlightening talk on empathy in teaching, highlighted the significance of building empathetic connections with students. He emphasized that empathy in the classroom not only creates a supportive and inclusive environment but also helps in addressing the diverse needs and challenges of learners.

Dr. Barkat shared practical examples and strategies to help educators cultivate empathy in their teaching, ultimately leading to more effective and compassionate educational experiences.

The three-day workshop at Gomal University served as a platform for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and innovative teaching techniques. With the combined insights of distinguished speakers, the commitment of Gomal University, and the dedication of educators, the future of teaching and learning at the institution looks promising.