International Journal of Advanced Education and Research

International Journal of Advanced Education and Research


International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
Vol. 1, Issue 11 (2016)

Curricular and Co-curricular Activities of B.Ed. Programme: What do the M.Ed. Students Opine?


Dr. B William Dharma Raja, M Mullaikodi, Bincy Mathew

The practice of teaching constitutes the hub of the multiple and varied activities comprising the total programme of teacher education. It is interconnected with theoretical study, field work and practicum and a wide range of institutional experiences involving school students, teachers, student teachers, and mentors or teacher educators. This article focuses on the importance of ‘practicum’ in bridging “theory and practice” but beyond that, it offers the context for student teachers to develop their personal teaching competence. It enhances professional awareness such as knowledge of people, knowledge of themselves, self-control and inter-personal sensitivity, all of which are important traits that would see them though their professional lives. The survey method was adopted in the present study. With a sample of 130 M.Ed. students, randomly selected from 19 Colleges of Education in Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari districts. In this study, MuWi’s Opinionnaire on Activities of B.Ed programme (2015) was used. The statistical techniques employed were t-test and Man-Whitney test. The study found that there is no significant difference in quality of curricular and co-curricular activities of B.Ed programme with regard to type of B.Ed College, and nature of B.Ed College, and there is significant difference with regard to locality of B.Ed College as perceived by M.Ed. students.

Pages : 01-03