Education through practice: an overview of the diploma in elementary education course

Shalini, Jha (2018) Education through practice: an overview of the diploma in elementary education course. Learning Curve (30). pp. 78-79.

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The Diploma in Elementary Education course is a two-year course devised by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) to provide an opportunity of skill enhancement and honing the level of expertise to the students enrolled. The course was designed in such a way so as to keep it at par with the level of training imparted through the regular course. Even with a different course structure, the diploma students were provided a training which rendered their skills equivalent to those enrolled in a regular course. The trainees were required to attend classes once a week, either on a Saturday or a Sunday, where they were involved in teaching in a school as part of the course. The trainees were therefore not only coached and their skills upgraded, but were also provided with an opportunity to get practical experience. A balanced synthesis of instructions, trainings and much-needed practical participation enabled the trainees to hone their talents and become well-qualified instructors, both technically and practically.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Shalini, Jha
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences
Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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