Education in Contemporary India

By Dr. Naziya Hasan, Manipur University   |   Department of Teacher Education, Manipur University
Learners enrolled: 873
Education in Contemporary India is about learning the importance of education in today’s Indian context. For prospective teachers, it is required to have a sound knowledge of philosophical and sociological bases of education especially in the context of India. During the course of the study student teachers will be able to understand the meaning of philosophy and its relationship with Education, influences of various schools of philosophical thoughts on Education, Identify the relationship of education with culture and its role and understand teaching in the context of modernisation. The prospective teachers will also learn about Essence of Education, Fundamental thoughts and issues of philosophy in Education, Sociological Foundations of Education and Principles and Techniques of teaching.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 6 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2019
End Date : 23 Aug 2019
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1:   Meaning and Importance of Education, General Aims of Education with respect to contemporary society, Types of Education-formal, informal and non-formal, Process and product of Education
Week 2:   Education and economic development: its relationship, education as an investment and consumption, Meaning and importance of philosophy, Schools of philosophy-Idealism, Naturalism and Pragmatism, Relationship between Education and Philosophy
Week 3:     Need of Educational philosophical knowledge to a Teacher, Contributions of Educational philosophers-Rousseau, John  Dewey, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Week 4:    Meaning and Importance of Sociology of Education, Socialization-agencies of Socialization-family, Peer group, school and mass media, Culture- meaning, characteristics and relationship with education, role of school in preservation and promotion of culture
Week 5:    Social change-meaning, importance, factors affecting, role of education in social change, Social mobility- meaning & importance, types, role of education in promoting social mobility
Week 6:      Meaning and importance of teaching, Maxims of teaching, Devices of teaching-narration, explanation, description, questioning and illustrations, Strategies of teaching-Meaning, importance and characteristics, Innovative methods of teaching Project Based  teaching, Team teaching.

Books and references

Amin, S. N. (2017). An Introduction to Education. New Delhi: 
Educreation Publishing.
Clausen, J. A. (1968). Socialization and Society. Boston: Little, Brown and Company
Brookover, W. B. (1949). Sociology of Education: A Definition. American Sociological Review. 14(3), pp 407-415
Doda, Z. (2005). Introduction to Sociology. Ethiopia: Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative.
Hansen, D. A. (1967). The Uncomfortable Relation of Sociology of Education. In Hansen, D. A. & Gerstl, J. E. (eds.) On Education, Sociological Perspective. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, Inc, pp-21-24.
Sharma, Y. K. (2003). Foundations in Sociology of Education. New Delhi: Kanishka Publishers & Distributers.


Instructor bio

Dr. Naziya Hasan is currently serving Manipur University as an Assistant Professor in Department of Teacher Education. She has experience of teaching English to undergraduate as well as school students. She has received her PhD degree from IASE, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in the area of English Language Teaching (ELT). Her areas of interest are ELT, Gender Issues in Education, Teacher Education, Language Education, Educational Technology and Curriculum Development. To her credit, she has many articles and research works published in national and international journals. She has contributed five chapters in different books on education and ELT. Along with these, she has presented a good number of papers in national and international conferences and seminars. In addition to these, she has attended and delivered lectures in workshops. Dr. Hasan has keen interest in writing on issues concerning education.

Course certificate

30% for in course Assessment & 70% of end-term Proctored Exam

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