M.A in Education

 

Overview

Fr. Dr. Peter Lourdes presently a nonagenarian  is a well-sought after Psychologist, who got graduated from the University of Chicago. During his tenure as the Principal of the College dreamed and talked about Education as a relevant department for the college. His mind was to fulfil the vision of the founder Don Bosco who propagated the preventive System of education to form young minds into well-formed, socially sensitive and proficient educators  to mould the upcoming generation.   In the year 2006 the department took shape in the college(Sonada) with approval of the university. The Department at Siliguri campus started in the year 2012.

The department hopes to have a School of Education comprising of TTC, B. Ed, M.Ed and eventually integrated  four year degree programme. In August 2019 the first batch of M.A Education started with the sanction from the university and it hopes to get sanction research to assist Ph. D scholars. We see Education as a powerful vehicle for personal and social change.

Vision

1. To be a well acclaimed Department recognized for excellence in teaching, research and outreach;
2. To provide the highest quality education to students, nurture their talent, promote intellectual growth and shape their personal development;
3. To envision a world in which education positively contributes to each person’s ability to reach their potential in acting for society’s good;
4. To be an advocate of the very multi-disciplinary nature of our subject & uphold the aspects of these disciplines that our vivid curriculum portrays.
5. To plan an education system that, not only transacts the syllabus [in its paper form] but also adds a multi-cultural dimension to our long-term goals of holistic development of every child as a learner.
6. To see a society that Educates being Educated
7. To see Salesian College a model of Don Bosco’s Preventive system

Mission

1. To provide the students with knowledge, skills, values and sensitivity necessary for successful citizenship;
2. To equip the students with problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills and inculcating a sense of commitment to quality, ethical behavior and respect for others;
3. To prepare and equip students to be critically reflective learners and practitioners (through efficient and effective processes);
4. To prepare learner-sensitive educators with the knowledge, skills and depositions to contribute to a better society;
5. To create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and personal health and well-being.

Program and Course Objectives

  • Semester I
  • Semester II
  • Semester III
  • Semester IV

C101: Philosophical Foundation of Education

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Recognize the importance, contribution and significance of studying Philosophical enquiry as foundation of Education,
2. Understand the propositions of different philosophical schools in Educational theories and practices,
3. Familiarize with the contributions of great Indian thinkers to educational Philosophy,
4. Realize National Values in Education.

 

C102: Psychological Foundation of Education

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about Psychological basis of Education,
2. Conceptualize individual differences of the learners in the light of various dimensions of Human Development and their Educational Implication’s,
3. Acquaint with psychological principles, techniques, theories of learning process and transfer of Learning to facilitate teaching- learning,
4. Realize the emerging demands of Education of Exceptional Children.

 

C103: Educational Sociology

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about basic Concepts of educational Sociology,
2. Conceptualize Social Change, Social Stratification, Social Mobility, Social Movements, Social Group and their inter-relationship with Education,
3. Realize Social Equity and Equality of Educational Opportunities of disadvantaged people.

 

C104: Introduction to Educational Research

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Comprehend the basic Concepts, Qualitative Research Designs and Planning of Educational Research,
2. Familiarize with sampling and Data collection,
3. Prepare a Research report and realize the code of Ethics in Research.

C201: Theories and Practices of Educational Philosophy

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Understand the propositions of Indian, Oriental and Western Schools of philosophy in Educational theories and practices,
2. Familiarize with the contribution of the great western thinkers to Educational Philosophy,
3. Realize the modern concept o Philosophy.

 

C202: Theories and Practices of Educational Psychology

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about Concept, Nature, Theories and their Educational implications of Intelligence, Personality and Motivation,
2. Conceptualize distinguished significant terms of psychology and their Educational Implications,
3. Acquaint with the concept of Mental Health and hygiene,
4. Realize the necessities of Guidance and Counselling.

 

C203: Quantitative Methods in Educational Research

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Familiarize with basic treatment of data by Statistical and Graphical procedures,
2. Understand Normal Distribution and its uses,
3. Draw inferences through various Parametric and Non- parametric statistical procedures,
4. Assess the Degree of association through different types of Correlation,
5. Predict statistically through Regression analysis.

 

E204: Teacher Education

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about the basic concepts of Teacher Education,
2. Familarize with the Evolution & Development of Teacher Education,
3. Conceptualize Pedagogy, Andragogy and their Assessments,
4. Analyse numerous Technologies used in Teacher Education programme,
5. Explore Teacher Education as a field of Research.

 

E205: Educational Development in North Bengal

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about the Educational Development in different Districts of North Bengal during Pre-independence Period,
2. Explore the development of Primary, Secondary and Higher education in North Bengal during Post-independence Period,
3. Analyse Educational Development among the Scheduled Tribes of North Bengal.

C301: Educational Management & Administration

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about Management, Administration and Leadership in education,
2. Conceptualize Change Management , Quality and Economics in Education,
3. Realize the necessities of Politics & Policies in education.

 

C302: Curriculum Construction

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about Knowledge, Curriculum and Syllabus,
2. Analyse Curriculum Construction, Change and Development,
3. Conceptualize the process of Curriculum Implementation & Evaluation,
4. Familiarize with National & International Curriculum Concerns,
5. Explore Modern Trends & Research in Curriculum.

 

C303: History of Indian Education

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Conceptualize the features of Education in Ancient & Medieval India,
2. Familiarize with the Education in India during British rule,
3. Require the knowledge about Education in Post- Independent India,
4. Recognize the importance of recent initiatives in the field of Indian Education.

 

E304: Educational Measurement and Evaluation

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about Educational Measurement, Test and Evaluation,
2. Familiarize with the tools of Measurement,
3. Explore new trends in Evaluation

 

E305: Comparative Education

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about the basic concepts of Comparative Education,
2. Conceptualize the approaches and theories of Comparative Education,
3. Analyse the perspective in Comparative Education,
4. Distinguish between various stages & types of Education across Nations.

 

OE306:  Environmental Education

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about the basic concepts of Environmental Education,
2. Familiarize with the Agencies& Curriculum of Environmental Education,
3. Conceptualize various policies & programmes of Environmental Education,
4. Analyse strategies of Environmental Management & Sustainable development,
5. Know about Population Dynamics & Family Life Education.

 

OE307:  Women Education

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about Women Studies & Education,
2. Conceptualize the concept of Feminisim,
3. Know about the Justice for Women,
4. Explore Women Education as a field of Research.

C401: Educational Technology

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about the basic concepts of Educational Technology,
2. Conceptualize Instructional Design & Models of Teachings,
3. Analyse the role of Educational Technology in Communication & Classroom Interaction,
4. Explore various Teaching Aids &emerging trends of Educational System.

 

C402: Inclusive Education

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding and Teaching Strategies of Inclusive Education,
2. Realize the Necessities & Procedures of Educational Empowerment of Disadvantaged Sections & Marginalized Genders,
3. Familiarize with the Policies, Research in Inclusive Education in India.

 

E403: Guidance and Counselling

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about Guidance & Counselling services & their organization,
2. Familiarize with Mental Health,
3. Conceptualize Adjustment & Maladjustment.

 

E404: Special Education

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Develop understanding about the basic concepts of Special Education,
2. Familiarize with the Education of physically & Mentally exceptional Children,
3. Conceptualize Education of Backward &Deliquent Children,
4. Explore the Policies & Provisions of CWCN’s

 

C405: Dissertation

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, it is expected that the students will be able to:

1. Review related Literature,
2. Select a Research Problem,
3. Formulate Research Questions of Hypothesis,
4. Collect Primary or Secondary Data,
5. Analyse the data and interpret the Analysis,
6. Discuss the findings,
7. Write the Research field,
8. Communicate with others about his/her Research.