Mangaluru: A training session on “Teaching through movies” was organised by the Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), Mangaluru-Udupi Chapter on October 1, at ICAI Bhavan, Karangalpady. The three-hour session was conducted by CA Lionel Aranha and took participants through the relevance of conveying concepts such as ethics, administration, and management to students, by employing movies as a tool of teaching.
CA Lionel Aranha is a Chartered Accountant & a Lawyer in consulting practice in the Finance & Legal Area. He has over 30 years of consulting, teaching, and training experience focusing on Accounting, Auditing, Tax Laws, Financial Management, Legal Aspects of Business, Alternate Dispute Redressal Mechanisms, Insolvency & Bankruptcy and Ethics in Business. He has worked across various sectors including Construction, Info-tech, Ship Building, Dockyards, & Power. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a Law Degree from Mangalore University.
Movies aren’t just entertainment, asserted the resource person, they are a very powerful medium, a visual method of storytelling with the ability to draw us in, touch us to the core and hit us with new, sometimes disturbing images. Movies bring characters to life with the plot, characters, themes, dialogues, music, and special effects. It is these aspects that a teacher has to keep in mind while choosing movies as a tool of teaching, he pointed out.
Movies provide an engaging way to develop a variety of skills such as analytical skills, reflective skills, writing skills and the ability to generate ideas in problem-solving. The resource person offered clips of a few movies to drive home the concept of teaching through movies.
CA MN Pai, Chairman, ISTD Mangaluru-Udupi Chapter welcomed the gathering. Peter Antony Pinto, Committee member, offered the Vote of Thanks. Members of the ISTD Mangalore / Udupi Chapter Members as well as other professionals attended the session.
Report By:- Ms Bharathi Shevgoor