COURSE DESCRIPTION


B.A. Education or Bachelor of Arts in Education is an undergraduate Academic Degree Course. Education is the means through which the aims and habits of a group of people lives on from one generation to the next. It can be pursued either as a Regular Course or as a Distance Education Course, the duration being the same, unless mentioned by the institute. This degree course is meant for future educators and education administrators. There are no Elective/Specializations papers in B.A.-Education course. It draws on other disciplines such as psychology and philosophy. B.A. (Education) is not to be confused with B.Ed. which might sight sound similar because of the use of the term ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Education’. However, there is a big difference amongst both in terms of course content, curriculum, duration and repute.


B.A. Education Eligibility

  • Candidates who have cleared 10 +2 in any stream form a recognised board is eligible for the course. Percentage of marks varies from institute to institute.
  • Admissions are generally conducted all round the year through Personal Contact Program (PCP) Centres and Off-Campus Academic Study Centres. Preferred Age Limit is 17 years and may vary from institute to institute.

B.A. Education Course Suitability

  • They should be known about educational issues, theories of learning, equality and diversity, education policy and practice.
  • They must have creativity and education; understanding of education in social, political and economic contexts.
  • Those who want to go for further higher studies also are suitable for it.

B.A. Education Syllabus

Syllabus of Education as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Year I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

1

Education and Society

2

Education & Human Development

3

Education & Indian Heritage

4

Educational Psychology

Year II

1

Philosophy and Education

2

Education in India and in the Post-Independence Period 

3

Educational Evaluation

4

Guidance and Counselling

Year III

1

Sociology and Education  

2

Issues and Trends in contemporary Indian Education  

3

Educational Management Project Work

 

Syllabus as per Lucknow University

Year I

Paper I

Education and Society

Unit I–Education
Unit II–Types & Agencies of Education 
Unit III-Sociological Bases of Education 
Unit IV-Value Education & Human Rights Education

Paper II

History and Development of Indian Education

Unit I - Education in Ancient and Medieval India.Characteristics of Gurukul, Matha & Vihar, Madarsas and Maktabs.
Unit II - British Education in India – Oriental – Occidental Controversy, Macaulay’s Minutes. Wood’sDespatch, Hunter Commission, Gokhle- Bill, Sadler Commission, Wardha Scheme.
Unit III - Main recommendations of Commissions in India – University Education Commission (1948-49).Secondary Education Commission (1952-53), Education and National Development; Report of the Education Commission (1964-1966), National Policy on Education 1986, Programme of Action, 1986, 1992.
Unit IV - Problems of Pre-primary, Primary, Secondary, Higher, Women & Adult Education

Year II

Paper I

Thought and Practices in Education

Unit I–Philosophy of Education
Unit II–Study of Idealism, Realism, Naturalism &  Pragmatism
Unit III-Educational thought of Sri Aurobindo, Tagore, Gandhi & Vivekananda
Unit IV-Educational Practices- Kindergarten, Montessori, Delton Plan and Project Method

Paper II

Psychological Foundations of Education

Unit I - Relationship between Psychology & Education; Educational Psychology-concept, meaning and scope; Methods of Educational Psychology. Growth & Development- concept, factors influencing development; Heredity and Environment.
Unit II - Learning-concept, factors affecting learning; Major learning theories; Studying learning through learning curve. Transfer of learning-concept, types and Applications in Education. Motivation-concept and types; Different ways of providing motivation in educational set up.
Unit III - Intelligence – concept, meaning and development; Theoretical foundations of measurement of intelligence. Personality-concept, types and determinants, Personality development through education. 
Unit IV - Mental Health; meaning & ways of promoting mental health. Education of Exceptional Children- Gifted, Creative & Backward.

Year III

Paper I

Measurement, Evaluation & Statistics in Education

Unit I
1. Measurement and Evaluation: Concept, need and relationship, Purpose of evaluation, Levels of measurement.
2. Techniques of Evaluation: Tests and scales-meaning, purpose, characteristics of good test, types (subjective, objective & projective).
Unit II
1. Measurement of Intelligence: Intelligence Tests, Meaning types, Merits & demerits.
2. Problems in assessment of personality, subjective, objectives & projective techniques of personality assessment, their merits and limitations.
Unit III
1. Statistics- Meaning, Use of Statistics in Education.
2. Classification and graphical presentation of data (Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Frequency curve and olive, pie diagram).
3. Measures of central tendency- mean median and mode-meaning, computation & use.
Unit IV
1. Measures of variability – Range, Inter Quartile Range, Quartile Deviation, Mean Deviation & Standard Deviation- Meaning, Computation and use.
2. Correlation – Meaning and use, Spearman’s Rank difference correlation.
3. Normal probability curve- Concept & characteristics.

Paper II

Systems of Education

Unit I - System of Education
Unit II - System of Education in England 
Unit III - System of Education in United States of America 
Unit IV - Indian System of Education

Paper III

New Trends & Innovations in Education

Unit I – Innovation 1
Unit II – Innovation 2
Unit III - New Trends 1
Unit IV - New Trends 2

How is B.A. Education Course Beneficial?

  • There are excellent prospects in teaching within primary education, including subject specific teaching. Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) have one of the highest employment rates of all graduates and are in great demand, especially those who are trained in a particular subject.
  • At the secondary level, teachers are required to possess a degree in their functional area in addition to the Bachelors in Education degree. One can take up various job types like Tutors, Researcher, CEO of school, day-care centre, camp organiser, part-time consultants in related fields like Economists can offer their expertise to companies, engineers and academic labs can develop products for private industry; humanities professors can contribute articles to newspapers and magazines.
  • They can go for further studies for Master degree and then for research work.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY


Candidates who have cleared 10 +2 in any stream form a recognized board is eligible for the course. Percentage of marks varies from institute to institute.
  • B.A. Education Syllabus

    Syllabus of Education as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

       Year I

    Sr. No.

    Subjects of Study

    1

    Education and Society

    2

    Education & Human Development

    3

    Education & Indian Heritage

    4

    Educational Psychology

       Year II

    1

    Philosophy and Education

    2

    Education in India and in the Post-Independence Period 

    3

    Educational Evaluation

    4

    Guidance and Counselling

       Year III

    1

    Sociology and Education  

    2

    Issues and Trends in contemporary Indian Education  

    3

    Educational Management Project Work

     

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