The course “Educational Guidance & Curriculum Construction” is an Elective Course in B.A Honours as well as PG in Education under the Choice Based Credit System (CBSE). The course has been meticulously designed to acquaint and enlighten the students about key concepts regarding various theoretical and practical concepts of Guidance and the Construction of Curriculum at Various Levels of Education.The objectives of this course is to develop knowledge and understand among the target audience regarding1. Guidance, educational guidance, Vocational Guidance and its Relationship.2. Counseling, type, techniques of counseling, Role of the counselor.3. Deviant children, Gifted and creative children,4. Curriculum Framework at Different Levels of Education.5. Curriculum, Types, Determinants of curriculum, balanced curriculum. 6. Curriculum construction.7. Curriculum Development & Curriculum Transaction.8. Evaluation of curriculum.
Week 01 • The concept of Guidance-Meaning, nature & scope of guidance. • Philosophical, psychological and sociological bases of guidance.• Need and importance of educational guidance services in schools.• History of Guidance Movement in India.
Week 02 • Vocational Guidance-Purpose and functions.• Relationship between educational and vocational guidance.• Relationship between vocational guidance and work guidance.• Job analysis and occupational information services.
Week 03 • Educational Guidance-Basic data necessary for educational guidance – pupil’s abilities, aptitudes, interests and attitudes, educational attainments and personality traits.• Construction, administration and interpretations of (i) Cumulative Record Cards.• Construction, administration and interpretations of (ii) Individual Inventories.
Week 04 • The concept of Counseling-Meaning, nature and steps of counseling.• Different type of Counseling.• Scope of Counseling.• Necessary qualities (personal and professional) of a good counselor.
Week 05 • Role of the counselor in secondary schools.• Relationship between guidance, counseling and teaching.• Diagnostic and remedial measures: Special provisions for Creative children.• Diagnostic and remedial measures: Special provisions for Gifted children. Week 06 • Concept of Therapy• Group Psycho-therapy• Occupational Therapy• Environmental Therapy
Week 07 • Meaning of curriculum• Curriculum & its relation with aims and objectives.• Writing objectives relating them to different domains of personality• Core curriculum and co-curricular activities.
Week 08 • Different types of curricula – i.e., their relative merits and demerits.• The concept of balanced curriculum.• Curriculum framework at different levels of education.• Principles of curriculum construction, methods of organization of syllabus in formulating curriculum operations.
Week 09 • Curriculum Development & its process.• Role of curriculum development.• Evaluation of curriculum: A critical study of curricula at the school stage.
Week 10 • Curriculum Evaluation Meaning and Importance of Curriculum Evaluation.• Approaches to Curriculum Evaluation. Week 11 • Models of Curriculum Evaluation-I• Models of Curriculum Evaluation-II• Strategies for Curriculum Evaluation-I• Strategies for Curriculum Evaluation-II
Week 12 • Instructional System for Curriculum Transaction.• Instructional Media for Curriculum Transaction.• Instructional Techniques and Materials enhancing Curriculum Transaction.