Contemporary India and Education

By Dr.H.Indu   |   Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women,Coimbatore
Learners enrolled: 1760
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The course on Contemporary India and Education will define and describe the importance of Education, the philosophical and historical perspectives of Education

It concentrates on Concept and Types of Diversity , Education and Modern ethos and helps to understand the diversity and the diverse needs of the learners.

It will also discuss about the contemporary issues and concerns related to education. 

The course offers an overview of different constitutional provisions, commissions and different acts related to education and special education, and considers the trends in education.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 10 Jun 2020
End Date : 02 Aug 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week – I 

1. Definition & Meaning of Education
2. Aims of Education
3. Philosophy of Education 

Week – II
4. Historical Perspective of Education in India & Abroad - I
5. Historical Perspective of Education in India & Abroad – II
6. Agencies of Education: School, family, community and media

Week – III 

7. Concept of Diversity and Types of Diversity 
8. Diversity in learning & Delivering the diverse learning needs
9. Education and Modern ethos-Democracy 

Week – IV

10. Universalisation of social Education, RTE and social access 
11. Physical Growth and Motor Development Intellectual Development
12. Equal educational opportunity - Constitutional Provision - Minority, weaker sections, Girls

Week – V

13. Role of Government in General and Special Education – I
14 Role of Government and Non Government Agencies in General and Special Education-2 

Week – VI

15. Constitutional Rights - I
16. Constitutional Rights - II
17. Various Commissions
18. National Commissions - Policies for Inclusive Education 

Week – VII

19. Challenges of Education from Preschool to Senior Secondary
20. Sarva Shiksha Abiyan
21. Non formal Education - 1

Week – VIII

22. Non formal Education - 2
23. Linguistic Communication & Educational Methods - 1
24. Modes of Linguistic Communication and Educational Methods -2 

Books and references

Nicholas Murray Butler, The Meaning of Education and Other Essays and Addresses, Kessinger Publishing, 2006.

Michael Fullan, The New Meaning of Educational Change, Teachers College Press, 2007.

R.P.Pathak & Jagdeesh Chaudhary, Educational Technology, Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd, 2012

M.V.C. Jeffreys, Education - Its Nature and Purpose, Routledge, 1971.

Greenwood Dictionary of Education, Greenwood Press, 2003.

Anand. (1993). The Teacher & Education in Emerging Indian Society. New Delhi NCERT. 

Saraswathi.  T.S.  (1999).  Culture,  Socialization  and   Human Development.   Sage  Publications. 

Steven. B. (1998). School and Society. Sage Publications.

Suresh. D. (1998). Curriculum and child development. Bhargava. 

Taneja. V.R. (1998). Educational Thoughts and Practice. Delhi University Publications.

Instructor bio


Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women,Coimbatore
Dr..Indu ,H is currently heading the Department of Education, School of Education, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for  Women, Coimbatore. 

She holds a B.Sc.and M.Sc Degree in Physics, a Graduate and Post graduate degree in Education (B.Ed & M.Ed), M.Phil in Education, MBA in Education Management and Ph.D in Education. She has 23 years of teaching experience in the field of Education.

Course certificate

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

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