V. General Objectives
The curriculum is designed to achieve the following general objectives of the B. Ed.programme1)
The student teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subjectmatter meaningful.
The student teacher understands how children learn and develop, how they differ in theirapproaches to learning and creates learning opportunities that are adapted to diverselearners and learning contexts3)
The student teacher plans learning experiences that are based on learner’s existingproficiency, interests, experiences including misconceptions and errors; and anunderstanding of how students come to view, develop and make sense of subjectmatter contained in the learning experiences
The student teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal and mediacommunication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportiveinteraction in the classroom.5)
The student teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies toevaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of thelearner.6)
The student teacher develops self identity as a teacher through school based experiencesand reflective practices that continually evaluate the effects of his/her choices and actions
VI. Modes of Learning Engagement
With a view to move away from theoretical discourses and lectures, the student teacherswill be required to be engaged in various kinds of learning experiences. Every course in the teachereducation programme provides specific engagements that are spelt out under each course.However, the nature of engagement of the student teachers will be of the following kinds.
The teacher educator provides a platform for review of experiences,develop insights into the disciplinary knowledge base and relate them to the school realities.
Focused Reading and Reflection:
Student teachers would be led into focused readings on variousthemes with questions inviting reflections either individually or in small groups.
Simulated and real school/community experiences wouldbe arranged for the student teachers to observe, document in the form of record/journal/diary andanalyze with an intention to revisit their own understandings or develop new insights.