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DE8503
DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.A. (Education) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2014.
PHILOSOPHICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL BASES OF
EDUCATION
(2009 onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE of the following in about 300 words each.
1. How would you integrate freedom with discipline?
2. What are the aesthetic values?
3. Explain the doctrines of Swami Vivekananda.
4. Bring out the salient features of socialism.
5. The purpose of education is for social change and
mobilisation Substantiate.
6. Explain the educational philosophy of Frobel.
7. Describe the admission procedure of Buddhist education
system.
8. Enumerate the programmes promoting womens
empowerment.
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SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions in about 700 words each.
9. Enumerate the meaning and significance of philosophy of
education.
10. Bring out the principles and characteristics of
pragmatism.
11. Critically examine the contribution of Tagore to Indian
education.
12. Differentiate sociology of education from educational
sociology.
13. How does education help to remove the cultural lag?
14. Education for national integration and international
understanding Discuss.
15. What are the factors responsible for the social change?
Explain in detail.



Sp 6
DE8504
DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.A. (Education) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2014.
ESSENTIALS OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
(2009 onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions in about 300 words each.
1. Explain various strategies for enhancing achievement
motivation.
2. Define psychology and discuss the scope of educational
psychology.
3. Mention the important principles of human development.
4. Give an account on Spearmans two factor theory.
5. Explain the role of school in developing emotional
intelligences.
6. What are the difference between individual and group
tests of intelligence?
7. Explain the factors responsible for development of
integrated personality.
8. How does insight learning takes place?
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SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions in about 700 words each.
9. Compare the theories of thorn dike and skinner. State
their application to the class room teaching.
10. Describe any two projective tests of assessing the
personality.
11. Explain the type cum trait theory of personality.
12. What are the factors involved in attention? How can a
teacher stimulate and sustains attention among the
students in the class room?
13. Describe the classical conditioning theory of learning
advocated by Pavlov and bring out its educational
implications.
14. Describe the emotional development of boys and girls
from birth to adolescence.
15. Explain the theory of cognitive development advocated by
piaget.


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DE8505
DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.A.(Education) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2014.
CURRICULUM DESIGN PROCESS
(2009 onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE of the following in about 150 words each.
1. Why is the curriculum needed?
2. What are the factors influencing curriculum construction?
3. State the need for curriculum evaluation.
4. Differentiate syllabus from curriculum.
5. What is an evaluation tool? Give examples.
6. How does a questionnaire differ from an inventory?
7. Explain : System approach.
8. Explain the assessment of personality.
SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR of the following in about 700 words each.
9. Mention the various types of curriculum and indicate the
defects of present curriculum in secondary education.
10. Describe the integrated approach of curriculum and its
disadvantages.
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11. Explain the vertical and horizontal dimensions of
curriculum organization.
12. Give a brief account on the various factors that act
determinants of curricular change.
13. Describe the approaches to forecasting new curriculum.
14. Explain : curriculum development and curriculum
transaction.
15. Discuss the application of internet and computers for
effective curriculum transaction.



wk 10
DE8506
DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.A. (Education) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2014.
METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL INQUIRY
(2009 onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions in about 150 words each.
1. Enumerate the problems encountered in educational
research.
2. A problem well put is half solved- Comment.
3. Explain the characteristics of qualitative research.
4. Enumerate the characteristics of a good questionnaire.
5. Bring out the properties of normal probability curve.
6. Explain Mann Whitney U test and its advantages.
7. Bring out the significance of bibliography in a research
report with different examples.
8. Explain the role of Internet in educational research.
SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions in about 700 words each.
9. Describe the different research paradigms and highlight
which paradigm will be well suit for educational research.
10. Select a problem of your Interest in education and
prepare the research proposal.
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11. Describe the process of testing the hypothesis.
12. State the characteristics of a good test and how will you
establish the reliability of the test.
13. Describe the different true experimental designs and
highlight the merits and demerits of each.
14. Explain multiple regression. State the regression
equations and their uses.
15. Discuss the uses of computer in different stages of
research.



WK 4
DE8507
DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.A. (Education) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2014.
PERSPECTIVES OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
(2009 onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions in about 300 words each.
1. Differentiate between technology in education and
technology of education.
2. Bring out the phases of educational technology and its
significance.
3. Enumerate the barriers of communication and suggest
ways to overcome them.
4. Bring out the role of radio for learning.
5. How will you make use of T.V. for effective teaching and
learning?
6. Describe the student support services in distance
learning.
7. Explain the characteristics of SIM.
8. Explain about interactive multimedia.
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WK 4
SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions in about 700 words each.
9. Explain the various foundations of educational
technology.
10. What is communication? Enumerate the principles of
effective classroom communication.
11. Explain the role of computer in various stages of teaching
and learning.
12. Identify the effective strategies for counselling for the
distance learners.
13. Describe the role of ICT for quality education.
14. Enumerate the various E. resources for effective learning.
15. What is a system? What are its components? Explain
Educational Technology is a system.




wk 10
DE8508
DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.A. (Education) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2014.
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION
(2009 onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE of the following in about 300 words.
1. Discuss on tradition and off-shoot specialization courses.
2. How do you perceive the idea quantity Vs quality in
growth dimensions?
3. Autonomy is an instrument of transformational
leadership Justify.
4. Discuss on the private capital in educational investment.
5. How do institutions obtain ISO standards?
6. What are the internal and external management
relations?
7. Explain the extracurricular activities for institution and
social bonding extension services.
8. Distinguish between management and administration.
SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR of the following in about 700 words each.
9. Give a detailed account on campus tranquility
management.
10. Education is an integral part of every individual, family
and societyExplain why?
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11. Explain the top-down and bottom-up approaches for
quality management.
12. Discuss on various community resources.
13. Briefly discuss on leadership in education management.
14. Discuss on the issues relating to autonomy,
accountability and accreditation of individual,
departmental and institutional levels.
15. Bring out the importance of e-learning courses in higher
education.




wk 11
DE8509
DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.A. (Education) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2014.
PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT
(2009 onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.
1. How can you maintain quality assurance in
management?
2. What are the methods adopted to overcome barriers in
educational communications?
3. Bring out the importance of coordination in educational
institutions.
4. How will you motivate the employees in an educational
institution?
5. Bring out the meaning and significance of direction.
6. What are the different structures of organisation? Why is
organisation a vital part in educational administration?
7. Explain the decision making process.
8. State the need and importance of educational
management.
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Wk 11
SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.
9. Explain the following :
(a) MBO
(b) ISO
(c) TQM.
10. State the principles of effective communication.
11. What do motivational theories state? How do they make
impact on educational management?
12. Write on the following :
(a) Delegation Vs Decentralisation
(b) Education administration Vs Educational
management.
13. What do you mean by educational leadership? What are
the vital qualities of a successful educational leader.
14. Explain in a nut-shell the various approaches to
educational planning.
15. An organisation competence is very much needed in a
education management Justify.




wk 3
DE8510
DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.A. (Education) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2014.
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
(2009 onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE of the following in about 300 words each.
1. State the purpose of career guidance service.
2. Mention the profile of a competant guide.
3. List out the main areas of guidance services.
4. Counselling is very much applied to Education.
Justify.
5. Write short note on Selfactualisation.
6. Bring out the ethics to be followed in counselling.
7. Give a brief note on Realistic levels on aspiration.
8. How could educational guidance be organised for the
benefits of students? Explain.
SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR of the following in about 700 words each.
9. Explain the three major types of counselling.
10. Explain the foundations of guidance and counselling
process in the sociological background.
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11. Is counselling a successful profession? Illustrate.
12. Explain the various techniques to be used for individual
and group guidance.
13. What is vocational guidance? Explain the necessary data
for organising Vocational Guidance.
14. Explain the problem exploration and clarification in the
Egan model of counselling.
15. Human adjustment and mental health occupy the
essential place in counselling. Justify.

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DE8511
DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.A. (Education) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2014.
QUALITY ISSUES IN EDUCATION
(2009 onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions in about 300 words each.
1. Distinguish between quality control and quality
assessment.
2. Quality in higher education is one of the most essential
elements Justify.
3. What are the performance indicators of NAAC?
4. What are the benefits of benchmaking?
5. State the criteria and weightages in the process of
accreditation.
6. Write down the elements of total quality management in
education.
7. State the international practices of accreditation.
8. Write briefly on Capacity building model.
SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions in about 700 words each.
9. Write on Modification of a accreditation system.
10. How do accreditation and ISO 9000 certification differ?
Explain.
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11. Bring out the objectives, advantages and limitations of
academic audit.
12. Write on NBA.
13. State the concept, types and uses of performance
indicators.
14. List out the factors influencing quality and explain why
they influence.
15. Briefly discuss on the impact of accountability and
accreditation on stake-holders and society.