School Field Attachment

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSES2013022

Semester and Year Offered:Semester 3

Course Coordinator and Team:Mentored by all MA Education faculty; Coordinator: By rotation

Email of course coordinator:TBD

Pre-requisites: MA Education courses of semesters 1 and 2

Course Objectives/Description:

  • The idea of ‘field attachment’ emerges from the vision of SES, which is envisaged to ‘understand education in its historical and contemporary contexts through engaged scholarship and practice’ and ‘bridge the gap between the theory and practice of education in its multiple locations’. With this vision, Field Attachment (FA), as an essential part of the Masters in Education programme has been designed to deepen students’ engagement with education – as praxis and to develop professionals who understand both theory and practice in the ‘field’.
  • Field Attachment has been conceptualized as an opportunity to learn at/from the various sites, agencies and actors where education is practiced and (re)shaped. We believe that such an engagement would expose students to distinct ‘realities’, challenges, work and initiatives being taken in the world of education in India. Such an experience on one hand may provide concrete contexts to make sense of education and reflect on the theory that they are learning in the classroom.


Course Outcomes:

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

  1. Contextually situate with schools as institutions that interact with the framework of larger social structures and educational goals
  2. Use analytic frameworks to understand pedagogic practices (content knowledge/domain areas) while engaging with the school community
  3. Appreciate the professional role and practice of teachers
  4. Identify opportunities and challenges involved in implementation of education policies
  5. Critically awareness of roles, relationships and workin schools


Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

The expectation from students is to engage with the school ethos, participate fully in the day at school, from Morning Assembly onwards. Students would be expected to arrive at some questions in consultation with mentors in the University and the school, and would be expected to conduct focused discussions, interviews with different school practitioners –teachers, administrators, staffs as part of a brief assignment which could focus on any one theme from the following frameworks:

  • Socio-cultural and organizational aspects of life at School
  • Psycho-social aspects of life at school
  • Learning, Pedagogy, and Assessment
  • Teachers’ professional practice


Assessment Details with weights:

Regularity – 10%

Discussions with the Faculty Supervisors- 30%

Reflective Journals & presentations- 60%

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