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Module preparation is one of the practicum components for II year B.Ed trainees of Sri Sarada College of Education. It has three phases.
Before the teaching practice, orientation was given to students on Module, types, its importance and steps in ADDIE Model. Students were asked to prepare a Sample Module and wrote Steps according to ADDIE MODEL. Students were instructed to prepare module for both major and Optional.
During the teaching Practice, trainees executed the plan made during the Pre-active Phase. In this Phase, trainees got a suggestion and guidance from their respective teacher educators for the proper execution.
It is the evaluation Phase here the students were asked to submit the record. So that it provides a base for improving the teaching and changing strategies of teaching.
Interaction Phase is very important. During this phase, lack of following aspects affected the effectiveness of teaching through Module. They are
These obstacles can be rectified by brain storming. The trainees providing proper guidance by teacher education.
Our country is committed to finding solutions for environmental degradation that challenged overall wellbeing and health. Environmental degradation caused by human activities put our life under threat. It is the need of the day for everyone to consciously work towards protecting the earth from the pollution that has created an adverse effect on climate and biodiversity. Educational institutions have a due responsibility to work on sustainable principles through implementing green initiatives on and off campus thereby preventing environmental degradation. A clean and green campus facilitates students’ a conducive place for learning and displaying environmental mindfulness among students. In this context, our institution took the effort to keep our campus clean and green by adopting sustainable environmental measures. To make our campus sustainable one, policies were drafted regarding energy conservation, waste management, water conservation, and green campus. As our college is located in the main city, we exhibit green management by following green culture in our campus which consequently function as a lung space for the city.
Our institution has adopted several environmentally responsible practices to impose a sustainable environment on our campus such as using solar energy, wisely managing solid wastes and e-wastes, water conservation by rainwater harvesting, and instigating clean drives in and off- campus in an effective manner. Swatch committee functions effectively to make awareness among students on Reduce and Replace plastic by conducting competitions among students. We celebrate world environment day as one of the practices to attain coveted green status around the campus. Postures related to alternatives for one-time use and throw-away plastic items are stuck on the bulletin board placed at the main entrance to make staff and students sensitized to using environmentally friendly articles for daily use. Various competitions, rally, and exhibitions are conducted by the swatch committee to make students be aware of preventing the use of plastics. On protecting small habitations (fauna) such as birds and squirrels, we provide nests on trees for their happy life.
Herbal garden is established and maintained by eco-club in our college that is believed to be stress reducers, helping inward off diseases, keeping our mind sharp and happy. Herbal garden is nurtured by planting medicinal herbs such as Aloevera, curry leaves, basil, lemon grass, peppermint, thyme, oregano, camphor, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, rose mary, purple basil, sweet basil etc. Before planting herbal plants, well-composted organic manure obtained from the Vermicompost plant of our college is applied to support the growth of plants. At the same time, organic pesticides prepared by eco-club is being used for herbal garden. Herbal tea which consists antioxidants is regularly prepared and served to staff and students to improve their metabolism to fight against infections and diseases.
Our students display environmental consciousness by planting seed balls in our garden area to increase green cover around our campus. Different varieties of herbal seeds were planted during last the six years. The present status of a clean and green campus is the outcome of our effort in implementing sustainable environment measures.
To economically using the electric power received from the power grid unit, we installed solar panels and some of the lights are replaced with energy-efficient LED bulbs. We also have proposals on demanding additional solar panels from the government. Our students are instructed by the Swatch committee to switch off lights, fans, digital board, Mic in the classrooms, labs, seminar hall when they are not in use. Staff and students are given orientation on keeping computers and laptops on ‘power saving mode’ when they are not working.
On insisting staff and students towards avoid using plastics, our campus is declared a ‘plastic-free zone’. The Swatch committee conducted plastic-free campaign on ‘reduce and replace plastic’ nearby area of our college. To adopt a more sustainable, environmental-friendly lifestyle, the swatch committee took serious actions to reduce paper use. As a result, we use papers that are printed on one side for rough work. Staff are using LMS, blogs, and e-mails to share reading materials with students and among staff for official communication. Students are also asked to submit their assignments online via LMS.
Three separate dust bins for disposal of biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes are kept in the ground which instigates staff and students to practice the same in their homes too. The daily solid wastes collected from the hostel kitchen are wisely planned to prepare Vermicompost. On realizing the harmful effects of e-waste on the environment, we exchange the electronic items with local companies thereby curtailing e-waste on the campus.
We periodically repair water dripping taps and water-efficient taps to save water. The Swatch committee sensitized staff and students towards careful usage of water on and off campus. Harvested rainwater collected from roof top of the building is used for groundwater table recharging and diverted to the herbal garden.
Nourishing herbal garden, however, maintained by eco-club, required additional manpower and attract personal attention.
In order to meet a shortage of manpower, we need additional support on maintaining a green campus during holidays.