has developed in order for her to become a reflective practitioner. The internship is a 2-year programme but with different expectations of what the intern is supposed to achieve in each year. The focus in the first year will be on introducing the intern to the school, its environment, some understanding of children and the teaching learning process. In the second year the intern will function as a regular teacher but with the support of the teacher education institution in the form of guidance from and dialogue with faculty supervisors. Year ISpecific Objectives1. To observe children and the teaching learning process in a systematic manner. 2. To learn to relate to and communicate with children. 3. To evaluate school textbooks and other resource material critically in the context of children‟s development and pedagogic approach used.4. To develop a repertoire of resources which can be used by the intern later in her teaching - textbooks, children‟s literature, activities and games, excursions5. To reflect critically on practice by visiting a learning centre These objectives can be achieved by the following components of the programme, with the proposed weightage for each: Weightage in Marks •Developing student profiles •Critical analysis of texts and material •Developing resource material •Interacting with and observing students •Visiting a learning centre and reporting Two –Year Elementary Teacher Education Programme 10 15 30 30 15 Total 100 NCTE 82
Year IISpecific Objectives1. To experience the school in its totality; activities in addition to classroom teaching include school activities and interaction with parents. 2. To assume the role of a regular teacher with appropriate planning taking into account the diverse needs of students and the varying contexts that impact the teaching learning process. 3. To be able to innovate within existing systemic limitations. 4. To learn to conduct meaningful classroom activities by careful selection and organization of such activities. 5. To critically reflect on her own school experiences and keep records of the same. 6. To learn to assess different aspects of children‟s learning without a focus only on achievement. These objectives require the following components in the progamme with the stated weightage: Weightage in Marks •Planning •Teaching •Reflective Journal and Record Keeping 60 80 60 Total 200 The School Internship Programme could include visits by the interns to centres of innovative pedagogy and learning, wherever feasible; undertaking classroom-based research projects; developing and maintaining resources in the Internship schools. School Internship should be designed for interns to teach for 4 consecutive days per week for a minimum period of 12-20 weeks, including an initial phase of observing a regular classroom.