Centre: Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research
The field of education needs professionals with a capacity to develop curriculum, train teachers, conduct evidenced based research to influence education policies and practices, strengthen the pedagogy of discipline-based teaching at various levels of education, contribute towards knowledge generation and use of ICT and New Media in Education, administer educational institutions and provide leadership and advocacy in achieving educational goals.Masters programme in Education (regular mode) is commencing from the academic year 2019-20 at TISS Mumbai. This programme of post-graduate studies in education aims to develop critical knowledge of the field and discipline, and to give students the opportunity to specialise in areas of their interest. The programme combines an integrated discipline-based approach with a proactive orientation to policy and institutional contexts of practice.The programme offers courses in the areas of education studies, pedagogic studies, research and advanced specialisation optionals, a compulsory evaluated field attachment and research leading to a dissertation. Courses are designed to combine field and theoretical knowledge and experience. Some courses are designed as labs and workshops.
Objectives of the Programme
The overall objective of the programme is to develop capacities of students for academic study of education with a view to facilitating their active immersion and self-reflexive involvement in the field as teachers, teacher educators, curriculum, textbook and resource developers, policy making and as researchers.
The Master of Arts (Education) programme will enable a sustained and critical engagement with the discipline of Education especially as it has emerged and expanded in India. The research-based programme will help students develop an understanding to and skills relating to education studies as a multidisciplinary field of study, drawing from philosophy, sociology, history and psychology with an understanding of school curriculum pedagogy, the development of teachers, social justice in education and education and society. The programme is designed to offer students specialisations in curriculum and pedagogy (language, mathematics, science and social science education), education, development and policy; ICT and new media in education and teacher education.
Diverse career choices are open to students completing the Master of Arts (Education) programme including government organisations at the National and state levels (NCERT, SCERT, etc), University and college departments of education, research organisations, and civil society organisations/CSR initiatives/funding agencies that has an education focus in work. Students will graduate with knowledge, understanding and skills for research and practice across levels of school and teacher education, with advanced specialisations in Curriculum and Pedagogy (Language/Mathematics/Science/Social Science Education), Education Development and Policy, ICT and New Media and Teacher Education.
Evaluation and Programme CompletionAll courses will be evaluated following the TISS evaluation rules and regulations. The eleven point grading system is used for the evaluation for each course, and the final aggregate is on a seven point grading system. Evaluation is based on both assignments submitted during the course and either a term paper or an end term examination. A student must achieve a pass in each course, and failing this they would need to repeat the course the next time that it is offered (i.e. the next year). Field attachment and the dissertation are also evaluated and graded. Field attachment will be evaluated by the concerned field supervisor and an examiner from TISS. The dissertation evaluation will be carried out by an examiner from TISS, and an external examiner.
The MA Education programme spread over two years (four semesters) will be offered as a full time course covering 78 credits. The programme currently enables students to specialise in two of the seven following areas:(i) Education Development and Policy (ii) Language Education (iii) Mathematics Education (iv) Science Education (v) Social Science Education (vi) ICT and New Media in Education (vii) Teacher Education
Distribution of Credit Hours:
1 credit = 15 hours classroom teaching or 30 hours lab/field experience/workshop/self study.Note: Distribution of credit hours may undergo some changes
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