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Department of Education

Departmental Activities

A number of activities are organized throughout the session to provide rich experience and exposure to the student teachers. Some of them are mentioned below:
  • Guest lecturers: Experts and practitioners from the fields of education, specialists in science and home science education are regularly invited to share their views with the students. Some eminent people invited by the department recently include:
    • Prof. Shyam Menon
    • Prof Namita Ranganathan
    • Prof. A. K. Sharma
    • Prof. R Govinda
    • Prof. Andre Beteille
    • Prof. Anita Rampal
    • Dr. Suman Kumar
    • Dr. Kailash Khanna
    • Dr. Saroj Yadav
    • Dr. Jitendra Nagpal
    • Prof. S. R. Mittal
    • Dr. Hemlata
    • Dr. Shanti Auluck
    • Dr. Uma Tulli
    • Dr. Ritu Juneja
    • Dr. J.P Singh
    • Dr. Jitendra Nagpal
    • Mr. Subodh Kumar
  • Workshops: The Department regularly organizes workshops to enable student teachers to develop requisite skills. Some key areas include:
    • Lesson Planning
    • Use of Technology
    • Evaluation strategies
    • Madhubani
    • Calligraphy
    • Theatre in Education
    • Blended Learning
    • Life skills
    • Self Defense
    • Textures
    • First Aid
    • Yoga
    • Traditional Embroidery stitches of India
    • Awareness about Braille
    • Orientation to sign language
    • Auditory and Visual Perception
    • Sexuality and Marriage for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (Mental Retardation)
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Recreational Activities for Children with Intellectual Disabilities (Mental Retardation)
  • Educational trips: An important exercise undertaken with a purpose to familiarize the teacher interns with ground realities. Innovative education programmes and outreach programme of schools and NGOs continue to be the focus. The recent visits include:
    • Birla Vidya Mandir, Nanital
    • Digantar, Jaipur
    • Bodh Alwar
    • Mother Dairy plant, Delhi
    • Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nanital
    • National Science Centre, New Delhi
    • Rashtrapti Bhawan
    • Maharni Gayatri Devi School, Jaipur
    • Mother Dairy plant, Delhi
    • Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nanital
    • National Science Centre, New Delhi
    • Rashtrapti Bhawan
    • NUEPA
    • NCERT
    • Private/State and Central universities

    Under the mentorship of the faculty, the responsibility of managing the entire planning , execution and follow ups of the trips are done by the teachher interns(B.Ed. Students)

  • Celebration of National Days and Festivals National days (Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanti and Republic Day) and various festivals (Diwali, Janmashtmi, Eid, Christmas, Lohri Holi etc.) are celebrated in the department. A special assembly is organized by the students on these occasions. This enable students to learn about India's rich cultural heritage and ethos and develops a feeling of solidarity.
  • Seminar Presentations
    The students are initiated into research by involving them collaborative exercises under the guidance of the faculty. The exercise is an attempt to encourage students to generate independent responses based on the evidence generated. Such inquiry based investigations are presented by students in the form of interactive seminars.
  • Community Project :
    Students of B.Ed. work for and with the community each year as a part of community outreach programme. The students have been involved with various NGO's viz. working in the area of health, education, social issues, Education varying from Early Childhood Education, Adolescence Education, Education of Women and Children living in slums, Education of Children of Craftsmen and several other areas. Some of the NGOs with whom the students have been actively involved are: Salam Balak Trust, Mobile Creches, Bal Sahyog, Butterflies, Seva Bharti and Sur Nirman.
  • Assembly :
    Assemblies are conducted in the department of education for variety of purposes, such as for communicating information and to conduct special programmes (special assembly). It gives a common platform to students and faculties to interact share thoughts, news, announcements etc. The activities in the assembly helps students to strengthen their communication skills, stage presence and build confidence.
  • School Experience programmes- SEP ( Teaching Internship)
    16-week internship-mode School Experience Programme (SEP) for the practice of teaching and related school experiences is offered in the first half of the second year (i.e. from August to December). Under internship, students will teach 4 days per week in schools, and the remaining day(s) will be used for course work and consultation with subject specialists. It is expected that under SEP, students will participate in all aspects of school life while focusing on the teaching a subject in different classes assigned to them. An attempt is made to create opportunities to engage with the specific challenges that teaching children with special needs involves.
  • Enhancement of professional Capacity (EPC)
    EPC- Information and communication technology (ICT): This course focuses on providing practical experiences and reflective engagement on critical issues related to ICT. This course intends to engage student teachers to understand the role of ICT in education in relation to various policies and curriculum frameworks on ICT and in diverse socioeconomic contexts.
    EPC- Yoga:
    Yoga has its root in ancient Indian culture and civilization aiming at a fuller development of human personality impacting upon its different dimensions and facets : the individual and social , emotional, cognitive, psychomotor, behavioural, and eventually moral and spiritual. It is for this reason that teachers and teacher educators need to be initiated into the field of yoga which is recognized, accepted and practiced all over the world as a way of life.
    EPC- Art , Craft and aesthetics and Drama
    This course offers options in different areas of arts and crafts for students. It has been designed to give weightage to discover oneself new abilities. It focuses on developing understanding of art, its relation with life and its experiences. It may give student teachers a brighter outlook, develop independent decision making, develop the attitude to explore and experiment.
  • Sports : The qualities of leadership, sharing , team spirit and tolerance are learnt from sports. Sports not only teaches the students to maintain the physical stamina, but also the habit of obedience, discipline, the determination to win, willpower, etc. The power of reasoning, mental development, vocational specialisation comes from the academic education of the students. Therefore, sports along with the academics result in the all-round development of the students.
  • Co-Curricular activities- CCA:
    Co-curricular activities (CCAs) earlier known as Extracurricular Activities (ECA) are the components of non-academic curriculum helps to develop various facets of the personality development of the students. For all-round development of the students, there is a need of emotional, physical, spiritual and moral development that is complemented and supplemented by Co-curricular Activities.
  • Awards and Achievements:
    Students of department participated in the Annual Flower Show, University of Delhi (2018) and won many prizes under various categories, one of them being the flower show committee cup for securing 1st position in Rangoli competition.

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