Educational Guidance & Curriculum Construction

By Bilqees Aslam Shah   |   Govt. College for Women, MA Road, Srinagar
Learners enrolled: 518
The course “Educational Guidance & Curriculum Construction” is an Elective Course in B.A Honours as well as PG in Education under the Choice Based Credit System (CBSE). The course has been meticulously designed to acquaint and enlighten the students about key concepts regarding various theoretical and practical concepts of Guidance and the Construction of Curriculum at Various Levels of Education.
The objectives of this course is to develop knowledge and understand among the target audience regarding
1. Guidance, educational guidance, Vocational Guidance and its Relationship.  
2. Counseling, type, techniques of counseling, Role of the counselor. 
3. Deviant children, Gifted and creative children, 
4. Curriculum Framework at Different Levels of Education.
5. Curriculum, Types, Determinants of curriculum, balanced curriculum. 6. Curriculum construction.
7. Curriculum Development & Curriculum Transaction.
8. Evaluation of curriculum.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 15 Feb 2021
End Date : 15 May 2021
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2021
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week 1
Nature and Scope of Education.
The Science & Philosophy of Education. 
Functions of Education-Social Cohesion & Social Progress.
Primary Education-Goals. Purpose, Aims and Objectives.

Week 2
Secondary Education-Goals. Purpose, Aims and Objectives.
Higher Education-Aims and Objectives
Current Social Problems related to Education in India
The concept of Guidance-Meaning, nature & scope of guidance

Week 3
History of Guidance Movement in India.
Philosophical, psychological and sociological bases of guidance
Need and importance of educational guidance services in schools.
Vocational Guidance-Purpose and functions..

Week 4
Relationship between educational and vocational guidance.
Relationship between vocational guidance and work guidance.
Job analysis and occupational information services. 
Educational Guidance-Basic data necessary for educational guidance – pupil’s abilities, aptitudes, interests and attitudes, educational attainments and personality traits.

Week 5
Meaning, nature & Scope of Counseling.
Different type of Counseling.
Teacher as a Planner, Facilitator, Counselor and a Researcher.
Construction, administration and interpretations of (i) Cumulative Record Cards (ii) Individual Inventories.

Week 6
Role of the counselor in secondary schools.
Relationship between guidance, counseling and teaching.
Necessary qualities (personal and professional) of a good counselor.
Diagnostic and remedial measures: Special provisions for Creative children.

Week 7
Diagnostic and remedial measures: Special provisions for Gifted children.
Concept of Therapy
Group Psycho-therapy
Occupational Therapy

Week 8
Environmental Therapy
Meaning of curriculum 
Curriculum & its relation with aims and objectives.
Writing objectives relating them to different domains of personality.

Week 9
Core curriculum and co-curricular activities.
Different types of curricula – i.e., their relative merits and demerits.
The concept of balanced curriculum. 
Curriculum framework at different levels of education.

Week 10
Principles of curriculum construction, methods of organization of syllabus in formulating curriculum operations.
Curriculum Development & its process.
Role of curriculum development.
Evaluation of curriculum: A critical study of curricula at the school stage.

Week 11
Curriculum Evaluation Meaning and Importance of Curriculum Evaluation.
Approaches to Curriculum Evaluation. 
Models of Curriculum Evaluation-I
Models of Curriculum Evaluation-II  

Week 12
Strategies for Curriculum Evaluation
Instructional System for Curriculum Transaction.
Instructional Media for Curriculum Transaction.
Instructional Techniques and Materials enhancing Curriculum Transaction.

Books and references

Gibson, R.L. & Mitchell, M.H. (2003): Introduction to Counselling and Guidance, New Delhi:Pearson Education.

Hurlock, E.B (2004): Developmental Psychology(5th.ed) Delhi, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company.

M. Asch, Principles of Guidance and Counselling, New Delhi: Sarup and Sons, 2000.

Safaya, B.N., Guidance & Counselling, Chandigarh: Abhishek Publications, 2002.

Sharma, Tara Chand, Modern Methods of Guidance and Counselling, New Delhi: Sarup and Sons, 2002.

Shertzer, Bruce and Stone, Shelly C., Fundamentals of Counselling, London: Houghton Missli,1974.

Shirley, A. Harmin and Guilford, E., Guidance in the Secondary Schools, New Delhi: NCERT,1987.

Sodhi, T.S. & Suri, S. P., Guidance and Counselling, Patiala: Bawa Publication, 1999.

Sharma, R. A., Guidance and Counselling.

Sidhu, H. S., Guidance and Counselling, 2005, Twenty First Century, Patiala.

R. N.(2007) Curriculum Planning and Development, Dominant publishers and distributors, New Delhi-110051  

Rai, V. K.(2009) Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology, Centrum press, New Delhi-110002.

Arulsamy, S.(2011) Curriculum Development, Neelkamal publications pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, Hyderabad.

Andrey & Nicholls, H (1978)  Developing Curriculum- A Practical Guide. George Allen and Unwin, London.

Edward, A. Krug (1960) The Secondary School Curriculum, Happer and Row Publishers, New York.

Harold Alberty (1957) Reorganizing the High School Curriculum, MacMillan Company, New York.

Harold, B. Alberty & Elsic, J. Alberty (1963) The Curriculum, The MacMillian Company, New York.

Goodland, J. (1979) Curriculum Enquiry the study of curriculum practices, New York.

McGraw Hill Hass, G. (1991) Curriculum Planning, A new Approach, Boston.

Allyn Bacon Hooer, R. (1971) Curriculum: Context, Design and development New York.

Longmans Nicholls, H. (1978) Developing Curriculum- A Practical Guide, London: George Aleen and Unwin.

Instructor bio

Bilqees Aslam Shah

Govt. College for Women, MA Road, Srinagar
Bilqees Aslam Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Higher Education, UT of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar. She is presently posted at Government College for Women, MA Road, Srinagar, a constituent college of Cluster University, Srinagar. She has been teaching various PG and UG Courses in the department since last 10 years including Psychological Foundation of Education, Special Groups and their Counselling, Mental Hygiene and Measurement and Evaluation. She obtained M.Ed and M.A. degrees from the University of Kashmir. She has qualified State Level Teaching Eligibility Test (SET) in 2013 and also qualified UGC-National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in 2013. She has been awarded UGC-Junior Research Fellowship in the year 2015. She has published many research papers in the reputed journals and attended many national and international conferences. She has worked as subject expert of many e-contents for UG Course and MOOCs developed under MHRD. 

Course certificate

30% for in-course assessment and 70% for end term proctored exam

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