Field Attachment 1 in Diverse Childhood Settings

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSES2023011

Semester and Year Offered: Semester 1, Monsoon

Course Coordinator and Team: SES Faculty

Email of course coordinator:

Pre-requisites: none

Course Objectives/Description:

Field attachment is a crucial component of this programme designed to immerse students in the field sites to make sense of and reflect on different field experiences in relation to theoretical concepts and principles presented in class. It is also to facilitate thinking about the field analytically and initiate the process of action and reflection. Different organizations working with young children will be invited to the campus to make presentations in order to orient the students on their respective work sites. The faculty are expected to facilitate the process in different organisations before and while the students are on the site. A group of 4-5 students will be mentored by each faculty.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Identify the purpose and functions of different kinds of early childhood programmes in different settings.
  2. Communicate with children, families and professionals in the field of early childhood in a clear and concise manner.
  3. Critically reflect upon the field experiences and link them with theoretical constructs.

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

Field Attachment 1 is planned for Semester 1 of the programme. Students would be attached to different sites in rotation. Five possible categories of sites are crèches, hospitals, private programmes, balwadis, and anganwadis. Objective of FA 1 is to orient students to different types of programmes in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education. It is expected that students visit the site once every week.

Reading List:

Will be provided by the faculty for debriefing sessions.

Assessment Details with Weighs:

  1. Assignment 1: Reflective Journal and participation based on field experiences (50%)
  2. Assignment 2: Presentation (50%)