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13th National Conference on Best Practices in School Psychology

22 – 23 January, 2011

The Pondicherry Psychology Association and Indian School Psychology Association jointly organising the 13th National Conference on Best Practices in School Psychology on 22 – 23 January, 2011 at Hotel Green Park, Maraimalai Adigal Salai (near bus stand), Puducherry. We hope that the outcome of the conference will become a turning point in the development of a new approach to school psychology, which will carry in it the very best of what modern teacher education and psychological approaches have to offer.

School psychology is a new area for the Indian psychologists. There is no such separate discipline to cater to the needs of children at school level. Whereas, educational psychologists are play major role in satisfying the requirements of the educational institutions as counsellors and psychologists. There are several psychological models practiced in India especially for the school curriculum. One of the models is integral psychology conceived by Sri Aurobindo. Integral means a union of all the parts of our being with the Divine (Sri Aurobindo). Integral psychology is union of all kinds of yoga principles and methodological practices related to human psychology.

Sub themes are:

  • Exploring the possibilities of introducing school psychology in India
  • Discussing the existing practices in school education to promote creativity and innovation
  • Exploring the best practices in school psychology
  • Introducing various dimension of school psychology
  • Inclusive education

To achieve the objectives described above, there will be two plenary sessions and six concurrent technical sessions. Each of these sessions will be devoted to one of the main objectives. The plenary sessions will have invited speakers only.

Submission of papers:

Delegates are requested to submit their papers following APA style (refer website: www.jiaap.in for writing a research paper) on any of the listed sub themes. To ensure a consistent high quality of all the presentations, participants are requested to submit their full text well in advance and not later than 15th January, 2011. Abstract and paper should be sent by email (inspaindia@gmail.com) or hard copy with CD in MS-Word format only. Further details if any kindly feel free to contact: Dr. S. Suresh, Secretary, Pondicherry Psychology Association, No. 17, 14th Street, Krishna Nagar, Puducherry – 605 008, India. Website: www.indianpsychology.net. No TA/DA will be paid to the delegates.

Special Features:

  • IAAP- PPA Best Psychologist Award: A cash award Rs.5000/- with citation will be given every year for the outstanding Psychologist of the year
  • IAAP-PPA Best Educationist Award: A cash award Rs.5000/- with citation will be given every year for the outstanding educationist of the year.
  • P.A. Sharma Memorial Award 2010: A Cash Award Rs.10,000/- with citation will be given for the outstanding contribution. This award has been instituted by Prof. Kiran Devendra, Department of Elementary Education, National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi for the outstanding contribution in the field of applied psychology and uplifting the poor children in education.
  • Psychometric Educational Services Award: A certificate and cash award Rs.1000 will be given every year. This award was instituted by Psycho Educational Equipment, Arcot, Tamil Nadu.
  • Prof. A. Gnanam Best Teacher Award: A cash award Rs.1000/- certificate will be given every year for the outstanding teacher of the year
  • Best Teacher Award: A cash award Rs.1000/- certificate will be given every year for the best teacher of the year. This award has been instituted by Prof. Mamota Das
  • Best Book Award: A Certificate and Cash award RS 1000 for the best book published on psychology and related subjects. This award has been instituted by Prof. B. Viswanatham.
  • Best Paper Awards (Two): A Certificate and Cash award of RS 500 for best papers presented during the conference. This award has been instituted by Prof. B. Viswanatham.
  • Best Poster Award: Prof. R. Seshadri Naidu, Director, UGC - Academic Staff College, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati has instituted an award carrying certificate and cash award of Rs.500/ each for two best posters of the year.

Registration fee:

Rs.1,000/- per participant. The Registration fee should be sent in advance by DD in favour of the Pondicherry Psychology Association, payable at Puducherry. It includes conference kid, abstracts, and two day working lunch at the conference venue. Outstation participants can separately request the secretary, PPA for their accommodation arrangements.

Venue:

Venue of the conference will be at Hotel Green Park, Maraimalai Adigal Salai (near bus stand), Puducherry. Puducherry is situated 160 kms south of Chennai. It is headquarter of Union Territory of Puducherry. Every half an hour there are buses from Chennai Koyampedu Bus Stand to Puducherry via ECR, the trip takes 3 - 4 hours.

Boarding and Lodging:

Boarding and Lodging for out station delegates will be arranged ON REQUEST at the available guest houses. The rooms will have single/double occupancy. You can also make your own arrangement in one of the many hotels in Puducherry. For details you can also visit our website: www.indianpsychology.net or www.inspa.info

Future Perspectives:

The afternoon of second day of the conference will be devoted to a reporting session in which the important ideas that transpired during the conference will be highlighted. It should bring the depth and relevance of best practices in school psychology into focus and find ways and means to introduce school psychology in India.

Organising Committee:

Chief Patron:
Prof. A. Gnanam,
Former Chairman, NAAC, Bangalore and Former Vice-Chancellor,
Pondicherry University

Patrons
Prof. K.V. Kaliappan, Chennai
Prof. Habib Ahmad, New Delhi
Prof. G.P. Thakur, New Delhi
Dr. Panch. Ramalingam, Puducherry

President:
Prof. B. Mukhopadhyay,
National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, Chennai.

Vice Presidents:
Dr. V. Muthu,
Chairman, Paaventhar Teacher Training Institute, Puducherry

Shri. B. Dhandapany
Secretary, Sendhil College of Education, Puducherry

Organising Secretary:
Dr. S. Suresh,
Annamalai University

Joint Secretaries:
Dr. S. Robinson, Karaikal
Dr. T. Arun, Puducherry

Treasurer
Shri. V. Sendhil

Committee Members:
Abdul Majeed, Puducherry
Bhuvana Vasudevan, Puducherry

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