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Swayam Central

Pedagogy of Environmental Studies

By Prof. Kavita Sharma   |   DEE, NCERT, New Delhi
Enrollment has started for the year 2020-21

Environmental Studies (EVS) has been recommended as a core curricular area at the primary level by different policy documents since last many decades. It is taught as a separate subject from class III to V whereas at classes I and II, the environmental concerns are to be addressed through language and mathematics. Knowing the fact that, children view their world holistically and do not compartmentalise it through different subject areas, it is important to present the learning experiences that blur the boundaries between different subject areas.  This not only helps reduce the curricular burden but also enables children learn better. Being an integrated curricular area at all levels up to primary stage, most often the teachers, find it difficult to create appropriate learning opportunities either due to lack of awareness and contextually relevant resource material to take children beyond classroom, school boundary and build connect with their real lives. Since teachers form an important conduit in the transaction of curriculum, it is important to build their capacity to not only understand the nuances of this subject but also create and use learner centered approaches and resources.This course aims to help the prospective and practicing teachers across all States and UTs in this endeavour. The teacher educators, resource persons or master trainers, under graduates, graduates, post graduates and deploma holders across the country can also hone their knowledge and skills and be effective in their respective roles.

Learners enrolled: 4288

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 01 Sep 2020
End Date : 15 Feb 2021
Exam Date : 03 Jan 2021
Enrollment Ends : 15 Aug 2020
Category :
  • Teacher Education
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Weeks

    Modules

    Week 0

    Introduction about the course (syllabus, how to use the portal etc)

    Week 1

    Nature of EVS (part -I)

    Nature of EVS (part-II)

    2 hours

    -

    Video

    25 minutes

    -

    Self-assessment

    16 minutes

    5 Marks

    Week 2

    Curriculum, Syllabus and Textbooks in EVS (part-I)

    Curriculum, Syllabus and Textbooks in EVS(part-II)

    2 hours

    Video

    19 minutes

    Self-assessment

    16 minutes

    5 Marks

    Week 3

    Organising teaching Learning Situations in EVS(part-I)

    Organising teaching Learning Situations in EVS(part-II)

    Organising teaching Learning Situations in EVS(part-III)

    3 hours

    -

    Video

    20 minutes

    Self-assessment

    21 minutes

    7 Marks

    Week 4

    Going beyond the textbooks in EVS (part-I)

    Going beyond the textbooks in EVS (part-II)

    2 hours

    -

    Video

    38 minutes

    Self-assessment

    16 minutes

    5 Marks

    Week 5

    Cultivating Sensitivities through Environmental Studies (part-I)

    Cultivating Sensitivities through Environmental Studies (part-II)

    2 hours

    -

    Video

    21 minutes

    -

    Self-assessment

    16 minutes

    5 Marks

    Week 6

    Family and friends (part-I)

    Family and friends (part-II)

    Family and friends (part-III)

    3 hours

    Video

    22 minutes

    Self-assessment

    20 minutes

    7 Marks

    Week 7

    Work and Play(part-I)

    Work and Play(part-II)

    2 hours

    Video

    20 minutes

    Self-assessment

    16 minutes

    5 Marks

    Week 8

    Food (part-I)

    Food (part-II)

    2 hours

    Video

    24 minutes

    Self-assessment

    19 minutes

    6 Marks

    Week 9

    Water (part-I)

    Water (part-II)

    2 hours

    Video

    22 minutes

    Self-assessment

    19 minutes

    6 Marks

    Week 10

    Travel (part-I)

    Travel (part-II)

    2 hours

    Video

    17 minutes

    Self-assessment

    19 minutes

    5 Marks

    Week 11

    Shelter(part-I)

    Shelter (part-II)

    2 hours

    Video

    15 minutes

    Self-assessment

    19 minutes

    6 Marks

    Week 12

    Assessment in EVS (part-I)

    Assessment in EVS (part-II)

    2 hours

    Video

    18 minutes

    Self-assessment

    16 minutes

    6 Marks

    Week 13

    Developing EVS skills and Concerns through Language and Maths in Early Grades (part-I)

    Developing EVS skills and Concerns through Language and Maths in Early Grades) (part-II)

    2 hours

    Video

    14 minutes

    Self-assessment

    16 minutes

    5 Marks

    Week 14


    Exploring children's Alternative Frameworks(part-I)

    Exploring children's Alternative Frameworks (part-II)

    Exploring children's Alternative Frameworks (part-III)

    3 hours

    Video

    16 minutes

    Self-assessment

    20 minutes

    7 Marks

    Total

     

    40 Hours

    80 Marks


    Reading Material

    Course Writers

    Nature of EVS (Part -1)

    EVS_NATURE_ET_1


    Nature of EVS (Part-2)

    EVS_NATURE_ET_2

    Prof. Kavita Sharma



    Prof. Kavita Sharma


    Curriculum, Syllabus and Textbooks (Part -1)

    EVS_CST_ET_3


    Curriculum, Syllabus and Textbooks(Part -2)

    EVS_CST_ET_4

    Prof. Kavita Sharma




    Prof. Kavita Sharma


    Organising teaching Learning Situations in EVS (Part -1)

    EVS_OLE_ET_5


    Organising teaching Learning Situations in EVS(Part -2)

    EVS_OLE_ET_6


    Organising teaching Learning Situations in EVS (Part -3)

    EVS_OLE_ET_7

    Prof. Gurjeet Kaur

    Dr. Yukti Gosain


    Prof. Gurjeet Kaur

    Dr. Yukti Gosain



    Prof. Gurjeet Kaur

    Dr. Yukti Gosain

    Going beyond the textbooks in EVS (Part -1)

    EVS_GBT_ET_8


    Going beyond the textbooks in EVS (Part -2)

    EVS_GBT_ET_9

    Ms. Aparna Joshi



    Ms. Aparna Joshi

    Cultivating Sensitivities through Environmental Studies (Part -1)

    EVS_CS_ET_10


    Cultivating Sensitivities through Environmental Studies (Part -2)

    EVS_CS_ET_11

    Prof. Gurjeet Kaur




    Prof. Gurjeet Kaur

    Family and Friends I (Part -1)

    EVS_FF_ET_12


    Family and Friends II (Part -2)

    EVS_FF_ET_13


    Family and Friends III (Part -3)

    EVS_FF_ET_14

    Ms. Aparna Joshi



    Prof. Kavita Sharma



    Prof. Kavita Sharma

    Dr. Priyanka Varshney

    Work and Play (Part -1)

    EVS_WP_ET_15


    Work and Play (Part -2)

    EVS_WP_ET_16

    Ms. Aparna Joshi



    Ms. Aparna Joshi

    Dr. PriyankaVarshney

    Food (Part -1)

    EVS_FOOD_ET_17


    Food (Part -2)

    EVS_FF_ET_18

    Prof. Farah Farooqui

    Dr.YuktiGosain(Acknowledgement)



    Prof. Farah Farooqui


    Water (Part -1)

    EVS_WATER_ET_19


    Water (Part -2)

    EVS_WATER_ET_20

    Ms. Shruti Chopra




    Dr. Kalyani  Akalamkam

    Ms. Shruti Chopra

    Travel (Part -1)

    EVS_TRAVEL_ET_21


    Travel (Part -2)

    EVS_TRAVEL_ET_22

    Ms. Aparna Joshi





    Ms. Aparna Joshi


    Shelter (Part -1)

    EVS_SHELTER_ET_23

    Reading Material


    Shelter (Part -2)

    EVS_SHELTER_ET_24

    Prof. Gurjeet Kaur






    Prof. Gurjeet Kaur


    Assessment in EVS (Part -1)

    EVS_ASSESSMENT_ET_25


    Assessment in EVS (Part -2)

    EVS_ASSESSMENT_ET_26

    Prof. Kavita Sharma




    Prof. Kavita Sharma

    Dr. Kalyani Akalamkam

    Developing EVS skills and concerns through Language and Maths in Early Grades (Part -1)

    EVS_INTEGRATION_ET_27


    Developing EVS skills and concerns through Language and Maths in Early Grades (Part -2)

    EVS_INTEGRATION_ET_28

    Ms. Aparna Joshi

    Prof. Kavita Sharma

    Ms. Himani Saini


    Prof. Kavita Sharma

    Ms. Aparna Joshi

    Ms. Himani Saini

    Exploring children's Alternative Frameworks (Part -1)

    EVS_AF_ET_29


    Exploring children's Alternative Frameworks (Part -2)

    EVS_AF_ET_30


    Exploring children's Alternative Frameworks  (Part -3)

    EVS_AF_ET_31

    Prof. Gurjeet Kaur




    Prof. Gurjeet Kaur




    Prof. Gurjeet Kaur



    Course Reviewers
    • Prof. Farah Farooqui
    • Prof. Gurjeet Kaur
    • Prof. Kavita Sharma
    • Prof. Santosh Sharma
    • Dr. Aparna Joshi
    • Prof. Yogesh Kumar
    • Dr. Rajendra Joshi

    Copy Editors
    • Prof. Kaushiki
    • Ms.Rama Sudhakar
    • Mr. Naresh Gupta

    Project fellows
    • Swati Jain
    • Priyanka Saraswat
     DTP work
    • Kishore Singhal
    • Gandhrava Tondwal

    Typists
    • Himanshu Malik
    • Kishore Singhal

    Video Development
    • CIET and Credence Lab

     SWAYAM Portal (Technical Support)
    • Dr. Yash Paul Sharma
    • Shobit Saxena
    • Shivali Gautam
    • Himani Saini
    • Rashmi Mishra

    Course Coordinator 
    Prof. Kavita Sharma

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Kavita Sharma

    DEE, NCERT, New Delhi
    Dr. Kavita Sharma is a professor in the department of Elementary Education in National Council of Educational Research and Training.She has been working in the area of science education, environmental education, and chemistry for the last three decades. At NCERT, she has contributed extensively towards development of curriculum, textbook, resource material for different stakeholders besides carrying out researches and training programmes in these areas.

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