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  • 1. CURRICULUM DESIGNING, INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND EVALUATION METHODS - Dr. B. Victor COLLEGE AUTONOMY
  • 2. Concept of Autonomy
    • The autonomy is defined in terms of freedom to prescribe courses of studies and device methods of teaching and evaluation.
    • Autonomy and freedom (Academic, financial and administrative) should be accompanied by accountability.
  • 3. Aims of Autonomy
    • Opportunity to the teachers and students to make innovations.
    • Utilize their creative talent.
    • Improve the standards of teaching, examination and research and
    • Quickly respond to social needs.
  • 4. An Autonomous College will take up the responsibility of
    • The academic programmes.
    • the content and quality of teaching
    • the admission and the assessment of students.
  • 5. The responsibility of Autonomous College
    • An autonomous College will be fully accountable for the content and quality of education that it imparts.
    • The students would receive greater individual attention on the basis of their needs and aptitude.
    • Autonomy would encourage the students to think clearly, critically and creatively and to express themselves effectively.
  • 6. ORIGIN OF AUTONOMY
    • The Kothari Commission (1964 1966) considered autonomy a must for intellectual development and had recommended
    • Freedom in curriculum design.
    • b) Adoption of new teaching learning methods
    • c) Revision of rules for admission.
    • d) Implementation of separate evaluation methods.
    • e) Introduction of specific programmes.
  • 7.
    • Our higher education has to be internationally comparable in quality
    • Rastogi Report
  • 8. Quality institutions need freedom to experiment Hindu, January 13, 1998.
  • 9. UGC Guidelines for Autonomous Colleges
    • They will have freedom to
    • Determine and prescribe its own courses of study and syllabi.
    • Prescribe rules for admission in consonance with the reservation policy of the state government.
    • Evolve methods of assessment of student work, the conduct of examinations and notification of results.
    • Use modern tools of educational technology to achieve higher standards and greater creativity.
  • 10. Accountability of Autonomy
    • Accountability for personal, financial and physical resources in relation to the specific academic objectives and overall national development.
  • 11. External accountability may include
      • Analysis of contents of the courses.
      • Course options.
      • Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
      • Performance of students.
      • Students employment.
      • Contribution to generation of knowledge and
      • Teachers contribution to extension etc.
  • 12. Internal accountability may include
    • Resource acquisition.
    • Efficiency index.
    • Average work load.
    • Average time distribution between lectures, tutorials / practicals.
    • Group discussions.
    • Project work.
    • Teaching aids used.
    • Programmes and activities planned and implemented.
    • Professional development of teachers.
    • Utilization of infrastructural facilities.
    • Number of books / journals in the library.
  • 13. Academic Autonomy
    • Institution
    • Planning.
    • Implementing.
    • Innovating.
    • Recycling the educational programmes.
    • Faculty
    • Freedom to propose,
    • Develop
    • Validate
    • Implement and Evaluation
    Academic Accountability Departments Research Centres Cells / Committees Curriculum Teaching Evaluation
  • 14. Improper autonomy Improper Programmes Improper implementation Improper evaluation Incompetent products
  • 15. Summary
    • The concept of autonomy was meant to promote academic independence as well as excellence.
    • It also encouraged the introduction of innovations in order to improve standards of education.
    • Quality assurance and higher academic standards.
    • Being an examination oriented system, teaching is to a certain extent subordinated to examinations.
    • Testing and evaluation must help towards assessing several dimensions of the learner.
  • 16. Role of the Teacher The 3 Cs
    • Commitment: Personal commitment of the teacher to his skills and emotional commitment of working together as a team.
    • Competence: Always exploring new areas as there is scope for creativity.
    • Compassion: Looking at the students through the eyes of God.
  • 17. Curriculum Designing
    • Meaning
    • Curriculum is the sum total of experiences that the student receives through a variety of activities in the College.
    • in the classroom, library, laboratory, playground, in informational contacts between teachers and students etc.
    • Curriculum = Syllabus = Courses of studies
  • 18. Nature of curriculum
    • 1. Curriculum exists only in the experience of the students.
    • 2.Curriculum includes more than the content to be learnt.
    • 3.The College curriculum is an enterprise in guiding and living.
    • 4.The curriculum is a specialized learning environment with a focus on the interests and abilities of students towards effective participation in the life of the community and nation.
  • 19. Approach Need based system approach (based on collective thinking of faculty members)
    • Need Assessment
    • Present/future needs
    • User needs
    • Social needs
    • local, national, global
    • Identification of objectives
    • Based on needs.
    • Perception of future society and individual.
    • Individual needs
    • Knowledge development.
    • Skill development.
    • Attitude/character ethics development.
    • Process to achieve objectives
    • The philosophy of the Institution
    • Training Strategies
    • Teaching methods
    Execution Review
  • 20.
    • Knowledge development (Broad-based)
        • The content (Courses and Syllabi)
        • Instruction
        • Visits
        • Resource development (Human and material)
        • Exchange programmes
    • Skill development
        • Instruction methods
        • In-house training
        • Placement
        • Evaluation methods
        • Co-curricular activities
  • 21.
    • Character ethics development
          • Teaching / learning methods
          • Co-curricular activities
          • Well designed academic system
  • 22. Need For Redesigning Of Courses / System
    • Assumptions of the present system
    • 1. The present curriculum does not meet the legitimate aspirations of the students and the society.
    • 2.There exists very little flexibility in the academic programme (choic