Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EL.ED.)
The D.El.Ed. course is designed to integrate the study of subject knowledge, human development, Pedagogical knowledge and communication skills. The program comprises three broad curricular areas: Perspective in Education, Curriculum and pedagogic Studies, and Engagement with the Field. Transaction of the course is done using a variety of approaches, such as case studies, discussion on respective journals, observations of children, and interactions with the community in multiple socio-cultural environments, information and communication Technology (ICT), gender, yoga education, and disability/inclusive education forms and integral prat of the D.El.Ed. curriculum
(A) Perspectives in Education : Perspective in Education includes courses in the study of childhood, child development and adolescence, contemporary India and education, philosophical and sociological perspectives in Education, theoretical foundations of knowledge and curriculum, teaching and learning, gender in the context of school and society, and inclusive Education.
(B) Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies : Courses in curriculum and pedagogic Studies include aspects of language across the curriculum and communication, understanding of a discipline, social history of a school subject and its pedagogical foundations, with a focus on the learner : and a course on the theoretical perspectives on assessment for learning.
School internship would be a part of the broad curricular area of Engagement with the’ eld and shall be designed to lead to development of a broader repertoire of perspectives, professional capacities, teacher sensibilities and skills. Student-teachers shall be equipped to cater to diverse needs of learners in schools.
Engagement With The Field
The D.El.Ed. program provides for a sustained engagement with the self, the child, community and school, at different levels and through establishing close connections between different curricular areas. This curricular area would serve as an important link between the above two broad curricular areas through its three components. These tasks and projects would help in substantiating perspectives and theoretical frameworks studies in a teacher education classroom with field based experience.