Education is not the amount of information that we put into our brain and runs riots there undigested
B.Ed. is a teacher preparative course for the secondary level. It is a professional course having three major components : a) theoretical orientation, b) school experience and c) practical work. Sound exposure to all the three aspects is a pre-requisite for the preparation of a competent teacher.
Theoretical orientation in B.Ed. includes core courses such as philosophical, sociological and psychological basis of education. These courses aim at helping the would be teacher in formulating his/her own authentic responses to reality, and his/her own self, to situate education in social context, to develop a better understanding of the needs, interests and abilities of the learners and to create effective learning situations. Subjects like history of education, school administration, educational measurement and evaluation and educational technology, along with content-cum-methodology courses in different school subjects, make an inseparable part of the theoretical orientation and pedagogical thrust in teachers education. The other component - school experience or exposure to the life at school - includes, inter alia, classroom teaching for practice for a specified period and participation in the academic and socio-cultural life of the school. Adequate preparatory exercises in the form of demonstration lessons, discussion of lesson plans, micro-teaching, simulated teaching, experiment in science subjects and reviewing of films and film strips related to classroom teaching are conducted at the department of education. It is kept in mind that the theory and practice retain close relationship. The third component - practical/sessional work - relates to audio visual activities, preparation of teaching aids, work experience, games and sports, recording of psychological observations and conducting experiments, and organisation of co-curricular activities including field trips, tutorial and small group discussions and such other school-based and institution-based activities.
From this session, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programme consists of three compallsory papers, two optional papers (in methodology of school subjects), one special paper (optional) for specialization, practice in teaching in two school subjects, practical activities in the form of sessional work, and work experience. Rest guidelines are still awaited from CSJM university
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