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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSES2033101

Semester and Year Offered:Semester 2, Winter

Course Coordinator and Team:Monimalika Day, Sunita Singh

Email of course

Pre-requisites: none

Course Objectives/Description:

The purpose of the workshops is to provide students with hands-on experience related to some specific areas that they can apply in their own settings. The theoretical significance of these areas will be discussed during the transaction of the regular courses. These workshops will specifically on areas related to self-development, basic research skills, health and nutrition, gender in education, arts and learning, and so on.

Course Outcomes:

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

  1. Apply curriculum development principles in developing usable classroom materials.
  2. Create different art forms in order to enhance children’s learning and development.
  3. Apply research skills to create materials for learning and assessment tasks.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of critically analysing issues of diversity and inclusion.


Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

‘Methods and Materials’:The workshop is related to the course on ECE curriculum. Through this workshop students can develop their own materials for ECE curriculum such as for early literacy, numeracy, storytelling, etc. These workshops will create awareness and raise issues related to material development, in terms of indigenous vs. market produced materials; safety and other considerations; cost effectiveness of materials; gender and power relations implicit as “hidden curricula” in prioritising play situations and classroom processes and so on.

Arts and Learning in Early Childhood’: Art in all its forms provides an effective channel for children’s learning, creativity and emotional support and regulation. It is thus both a medium of learning and expression. The workshop will focus on giving the students exposure to different art forms and ways in which young children can be engaged with these forms through diverse activities to foster their own development.

Health and nutrition of young children:These workshops have been designed to develop an understanding of the issues that affects most of our children in India. Some sessions will bring out the critical issues of malnutrition, hidden hunger, right to food, etc. A couple of sessions will also focus on fortification of food, nutrition counselling, etc.

Issues and challenges of gender sensitivity and inclusion: this workshop is included to ensure that students also an opportunity to engage with issues of gender. For the Masters students this will provide a base for the 4 credit course later.

Reading List:

Will be provided by the experts for some of the sessions

Assessment Details with Weighs:

Students are expected to attend all workshops because they are credited. Two short assignments will be given for assessment. The attendance requirement for the workshop is the same as that of other courses (i.e., 75% with 5% relaxation in special cases). Grade for the workshop will be S(Satisfactory) or X (Unsatisfactory).

  • Assignment 1: Analysing Health and Nutrition related readings and data
  • Assignment 2: Creating TLM and writing a brief reflection on the learning process.