Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Some student teachers are scared about PRACTICUM. Why is it so???

Practicum is a key component of all the theory courses(papers) of the B.Ed. Program of the Kerala University. It is nothing but a small practical activity to be undertaken by student teachers in all the theory courses with a view to develop a better understanding of the theoretical aspects. Please go the relevant Page (no. 111 of the curriculum) for more details. You may visit some of the problems undertaken by student teachers.Please go to the link
 Please see this sample problem scenario
 How Far Has the School Scenario Changed in Recent Times?

Now- a- days people are much worried about the changes in school curricula. For example, the recent decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education to do away with 10th standard examination – that once considered being very sacrosanct- has been received with shock by many. The Kerala school system also has been in a flux of sweeping curricular changes for more than a decade. What is the true nature of these changes? Are these changes influenced by the system itself or by outside forces? Have the teachers, headmasters and the general public imbibed the real spirit of curricular changes? Is there a shift in the very purpose of schooling itself? What will be the nature of schooling in the coming decades? Are we going in the right direction?
To raise more questions and search for answers you are requested to have a revisit of the school scenario in terms of the following four sets of components.
1. Physical appearance of the school, buildings, facilities, profile of students and teachers, management, cost of education, interest of various stake holders etc.
2.Curriculum and syllabus, teaching- learning approaches, assessment practices, technological inputs for learning, importance of co- curricular activities etc.
3. Planning and implementation of lessons, students’ role in learning, student- teacher relationship, professional development of teachers, etc.
4. Parents’ involvement, community participation, local bodies and government initiatives etc.
Have a close look at them taking at least one component each from the above four areas. Prepare your report and share your findings.


  1. Now a days SCERT syllabus is going on which include students centered activity,continuous evaluation etc...To my opinion it is good if the practice is well.
    In early days there were gurukula education.In that system the student stays with the teacher so there was a good relationship in between them but now a days its not effectively working.
    According to new syllabus technology such as computer has a major role in education.IT at school is a good movement of education

  2. the changes of curriculum cause changes in the aptitude of the students.some students get oppurtunity to develop their skill,but some others cannot follow this syllabus.

  3. Most the degree students in kerala suffered due to their present curriculum.some students has no idea or don't know what is credit and what going on their syllabus
    I think the b.ed curriculum helps many students to improve their ablities.That give a good teacher to the neticenz society