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Introduction to Education Syllabus


 Introduction to Education Syllabus course is the foundation of education for the teachers at the Lower Secondary Level.


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Introduction to Education Syllabus
Grade  XI
Full marks: 5o
Pass marks: 18
Teaching Hours: 75
Nature of subject-T 
I. Introduction
 Introduction to Education Syllabus course is the foundation of education for the teachers at the Lower Secondary Level. It is designed for the purpose of imparting basic understanding and developing several important aspects such as the educational background and its development. The course intends to impart meaning, general views, functions of education, as well as education as a system. It also intends to give general knowledge about prominent educationists, curriculum, educational administration, modern Trends in education, guidance and counseling and education aspects in Nepal.
II.      General objectives:
The course  Introduction to Education Syllabus aims at providing basic ground to:
1. generalize evolution of education;
2.     elaborate the meaning, nature, aims and functions of education;
3.     find out interrelated factors involved in an education system;
4.     trace out the contributions of prominent educationists;
5.     specify meaning, importance and elements of curriculum; 6. elaborate education for development indifferent aspects;
7.     identify concepts, scope and importance of education:
8.     elaborate concepts and importance of guidance and counselling; 9. specify the trends of education and educational administration and
10.  relate the historical perspectives of education in Nepal.
III.  Specific objectives
On completion of the  Introduction to Education Syllabus course, the student will be able to:
1.     describe evolution of education;
2.     define education from etymological, narrower and boarder point of view;
3.     elaborate individual and social aims of education;
4.     describe the cultural economic, civic and global functions of education; 5. specify the meaning, inputs, process and outputs of an education system;
6.            clarify the role of feedback in an education system:
7.            assess a short biography of some prominent educationists;

8.            elaborate meaning and importance of curriculum:
9.            describe the elements of the curriculum;
10.        clarify social policy in education; 
11.        explain education from the viewpoint of national integration, rural development as well as human resource development;
12.        specify meaning, scope and importance of educational administration and supervision; 
13. describe the concept and importance of guidance and counseling:
14.        trace out the trends of education;
15.        specify the life long education and open leaming;
16.        specify social justice in education; 17. conclude EFA:
18.        summarize child rights in education;
19.        describe present education system of Nepal;
20.        describe overview of educational administration and supervision:
21.        assess the historical perspectives of education in Nepal, and
22.        mention the role and responsibilities of different agencies related to school education.
IV. Contents
THs 75 Unit 1: Concept and Functions of Education                               15
a. Meaning of Education
§   Etymological meaning of education
                     Narrow meaning of education
§   The broader meaning of education
b.  Evolution ofEducation in brief.
c.   Functions of Education
      Cultural function
      Economic function 
Civic function 
Global function.
      Functions of education in the Nepalese context
d.  Nature of Education 
General and specific
      Direct and indirect
      Individual and collective
e.   Types/Forms of Education
f.    Aims of Education
• Individual aim of education

• The social aim of education

Unit-2: Education as a System                                                                       
              Meaning of an education system
              Inputs, processes, and outputs of an educational system
         Role of feedback in an education system

Unit-3: Introduction to Curriculum                                                          
         § Meaning of curriculum
         Importance of curriculum
         § Elements of curriculum
Unit-4: Prominent Educationists                                                          
A brief biography and the educational concepts of
       Jean Jacques Rousseau
       John Dewey,
       Frederic August Froebel
       Maria Montessori
       Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi
       Gautam Buddha
       Jaya Ptithivi Bahadur Singh
Unit5: Education and Development                                                          
Concept of education and development
         Social policy in education.
         Education for national integration
         Education and rural development
         Education for human resource development.
Unit 6: Guidance and counseling                                                           
     §   Concept of guidance and counseling
     § Importance of guidance and counseling in a school system.

Unit 7: Modern Trends/Approaches in Education                                                        
      Modern trends in education
   Life-long education.
   Open leaming
        Social justice in education
   Education for All
   Inclusive education
   Child rights
Unit-8 Education in Nepal                                                   15
        Pre-democratic periods
(Indigenous, Negligence and Opposition)
        Post-democratic period (development of education 2007-onward.) 
National goals and structure of the present education system 
Overview of the present school administration and supervision of Nepal.
        Teaching License
        Role of different agencies related to the school system.
V.        Instructional procedures
The methods of instruction will mostly comprise of lecture, exploration, demonstration, discussion, library-work, self-study, self-work and question-answer techniques.
VI.     Assessment procedures-
Assessment of student achievement in this course will be made on the basis of performance through class test at least two times and home assignment.
Questionwisc marks distribution
      2 long answer- questions =2x 10=20marks 
6 short answer- questions =6×5=30 marks
VII.  References-
1.                     Shrestha, Sharan Hari, Instructional to Education, S.K. Prakashan, Ktm
2.                     Shrestha Chandra Bahadur .. introduction to Education-XIl Bhundipuran Prakashan, Ktm  
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