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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME

Bachelor of Arts (General Degree) and Bachelor of Education

The course of Education and Childcare of the Faculty of Arts and Culture is conducted by the Department of Education and Childcare of three years and four years duration with two semesters per year. Students who are interested in reading four year degree in Education and Childcare will follow a course with two other core courses of their choice (for example; Education, Geography, and Economics whereas Geography and Economics are the core subjects of choice) in the 1st, 2nd and 3rdyear of study programme.

The Bachelor of Education, generally known as B.Ed., is a two year professional programme in the field of Teacher Education which aims at preparing teachers for primary level (Grade1 to 5), junior secondary level (Grade 6 to 9), and senior secondary level (Grade 10 to 13). The two year B.Ed. Programme is designed to provide opportunities for students to extend as well as deepen their knowledge and understanding of Education, develop competencies & skills that contribute to make an effective teacher and to train and create quality human resource with positive attitude towards learners, leading to specialization in either primary education or secondary education. The B.Ed curriculum shall be designed to integrate the study of subject knowledge, human development pedagogical knowledge and communication skills. The Programme shall comprise three broad curricular areas: Perspectives in Education, curriculum and pedagogic studies and engagement with the field.

Objectives

  1. To know the subject matter areas and create meaningful learning experiences based on this knowledge.
  2. To understanding of each student’s cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development and to create learning opportunities that support the student is academic development.
  3. To demonstrate pedagogical knowledge and skills and use this expertise to encourage each student to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  4. To enable to create a classroom environment that facilitates learning and a climate that encourages fairness, positive social interactions, active learning, and self-motivation.
  5. To demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal, written, technological, and media communication skills to support and enhance student learning
  6. To demonstrate an understanding of the role of assessment and the use of formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate student learning
  7. To Evaluate the skills necessary for self-reflection and use this knowledge to analyze past experiences and pursue professional development opportunities
  8. To demonstrate the ability to collaborate with students, candidates, parents, community members, and professional colleagues in order to support student learning and development.
  9. To promote capabilities for inculcating national values and goals as mentioned in the constitution of Sri Lanka.
  10. To explain the nature of issues and problems faced by the state system of education and through some innovative remedies try to solve them.
  11. To develop experts of curriculum, pedagogy and evaluation for primary, junior and senior secondary education.
  12. To act as agents of modernization and social change.
  13. To promote social cohesion, international understanding and protection of human rights and rights of the child.
  14. To become competent and committed professional swilling to perform the identified tasks.
  15. To use competencies and skills needed for becoming an effective teacher.
  16. To be sensitive student teacher about emerging issues such as environment, population, gender equality, legal literacy etc.
  17. To inculcate rational thinking and scientific temper among the students.
  18. To develop critical awareness about the social realities among the students.
  19. To use managerial and organizational skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course in Education & Child Care, students will be able to:

  1. identify childhood as a unique and valuable state of the human life cycle
  2. explain the quality of children’s lives in the present, not just as preparation for the future
  3. demonstrate with children with knowledge of child development and learning
  4. discuss and support the close ties between the child and family
  5. recognize that children are best understood in the context of family, culture, and society
  6. respect the dignity, worth, and individuality of each individual (child, family member, and colleague)
  7. Combine children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships based on trust, respect, and positive regard.

Why and How B.Ed. is important?

If you want to become a perfect teacher and want to be a role model, first you need to achieve Bachelor of Education. It was introduced to teach a person about teaching and the various aspects associated with teaching. Once you complete the Bachelor of Education coaching or training, then you are awarded with a B. Ed degree. So if you have teaching qualities or want to be a teacher, then move forward and join a year's course on Bachelor of Education.

B. Ed degree is considered compulsory if you want to take teaching as your profession. Anyone can do Bachelor's degree whether you are an arts or a science graduate. B. Ed course has its own importance. After this degree, you become efficient in teaching subjects of your specialization on the basis of accepted principles of learning and teaching. It develops your skills and widens your understanding so that you can impart quality education and make you skilled in coming up with innovative teaching techniques. This course teaches you a lot and you become more competent in understanding psychological principles of growth and development. You can also learn to guide the children and counsel them in solving their personal and academic problems as there is a separate section for it which you can achieve. B. Ed degree ensures a good teaching job and hence, the demand for qualified and trained teachers all over the country has made the students choose this degree. So what are you waiting for? If you want to be a perfect teacher, B. Ed degree is the pillar and compulsory too, to impart quality education & innovative teaching techniques.

GENERAL DEGREE PROGRAMME - SHEDULE

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit

Teaching hours

1st Year 1st Semester

ED-1112

Basic Concepts of Education

02

30

1st Year 2nd Semester

ED-1212

Education and Human resource Development

02

30

2nd Year 1st Semester

ED/S-2113

Educational Psychology

03

45

ED - 2122

Educational Planning and Development

02

30

2nd Year 2nd Semester

ED/S-2213

Organizational Behavior and Effective school Management

03

45

3rd Year 1st Semester

ED/S -3113 

Measurement and Evaluation of Students’ Learning

03

45

ED - 3122

Students Adjustment and Counseling

02

30

3rd Year 2nd Semester

ED/S-3213

Teaching Methods and Techniques

03

45

 BACHELOR OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAMME - SHEDULE

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit

Teaching hours

2nd Year 1st Semester

ED/S-2113

Educational Psychology

03

45

EDS -2133

Philosophical Foundation of Education

03

45

2nd Year 2nd Semester

ED/S-2213

Organizational Behavior and Effective school Management

03

45

EDS -2223

Child Growth and Study

03

45

3rd Year 1st Semester

ED/S -3113 

Measurement and Evaluation of Students’ Learning

03

45

EDS  -3133

Management Theories and Practice    

03

45

3rd Year 2nd Semester

ED/S-3213

Teaching Methods and Techniques

03

45

EDS-3223 

Special Needs Education

03

45

4th Year 1st Semester

EDS-4113  

Research Methods in Education

03

45

EDS-4123  

Comparative Education

03

45

EDS-4133  

Evaluation of Learning Outcome

03

45

EDS-4143  

Educational Planning and Development

03

45

EDS-4153

Sociology of Education

03

45

4th Year 2nd Semester

EDS-4216

Dissertation

06

-

EDS-4223 

Curriculum Theories and Practice

03

45

EDS-4233 

Teaching practice - (10 Weeks - 300  hours in a school)

03

45

EDS-4243

Contemporary  issues and policies in Education

03

45

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