Research Colloquium on ” Resilience”

Date: 02.04.2022

Topic:  RESILIENCE

Presented by: Dr.K.Radhamani

Participants: Student Teachers, Prospective Teacher Educators and Teacher Educators

The research colloquium programme was inaugurated by Mrs.R.Gokilavani, Professor, Michael Job Memorial College of Education for Women. A total of 43 members participated in this colloquium. The session was engaged by Dr. K.Radhamani, Associate Professor, Michael Job Memorial College of Education for Women. She presented a topic entitled on “Resilience”. This session mainly focused on the importance of resilience in everyone’s life.

 A short description of this paper:

Resilience is important because it gives people the strength needed to process and overcome hardship. Resilience is to bounce back from difficulties in our life.     Dr. Norman Garmezy was a Clinical Psychologist and the Founder of Research in Resilience.  The presenter elucidated the resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress. She also elaborated the characteristics of a resilient person as who has self-awareness, maintain a positive social support circle, acceptance, optimistic, keeping calm when under stress, embrace the unknown, self-care and empathy. In addition, she also highlighted on the different types of resilience as physical resilience, mental resilience, emotional resilience, social resilience and academic resilience. These types arise when we face major life problems, situational problems and daily problems. Finally she concluded that it is needed to build the resilience to overcome challenges that arises in all ways of life.

        From this colloquium, participants acquired enough knowledge about the role of resilience. The session was really a valuable and productive one.

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