Professor KUMTA Shekhar

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Medicine)


Prof. KUMTA is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology. He is passionately involved in clinical teaching and in the training and supervision of Interns. He is also the Director of the Teaching and Learning Resource Centre of the Faculty of Medicine, where he runs workshops for staff development.



Developing Mastery in Teaching: What Motivates Us?

Competence, a willingness to teach organizational skills and the ability to communicate well are characteristics of a good teacher. Mastery in teaching extends beyond knowledge and educational competence. It is driven by a passion to teach, that is distinct from mere willingness or dutiful fulfillment of one’s job requirements. It is also defined by the courage to seek evaluation and feedback; often through self-reflection or through peer-assisted evaluation. The best teachers often extend beyond the limits of their own knowledge and work with learners to help them attain the goals they need.

Masterful teaching is driven by respect for and a deeper understanding of learners and their needs. It also involves meaningful and constructive communication, feedback that facilitates the learning experience and motivates learners through identification of their specific needs.

My workshop/seminar/presentation is designed to help teachers move beyond competence and cultivate mastery in their teaching and learning environments.