i-manager's Journal on Educational Psychology (JPSY)


Volume 7 Issue 3 November - January 2014

Article

Meta-Narrative on Guidance and Councelling in Schools

Ismail Thamarasseri*
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Education, Central University of Kashmir, 190004 - Srinagar, J&K, India..
Thamarasseri, I. (2014). Meta-Narrative on Guidance and Counselling in Schools. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 7(3), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.7.3.2527

Abstract

The purposes of guidance and counselling provide emphasis and strength to the educational program. The major goals of counselling are to promote personal growth and to prepare students to become motivated workers and responsible citizens. The chief aim of educational guidance is to develop the ability of co-ordinating with the school environment in the pupils to create necessary awareness and sensitivity, so that they may select themselves proper learning objectives, devices and situations. Educators recognize that in addition to intellectual challenges, students encounter personal/social, educational, and career challenges. School guidance and counselling programs need to address these challenges and to promote educational success. This article examines the aims of guidance and counselling programs, the role of the counsellor, major guidance and counselling services, methods of counselling, and evaluation of guidance and counselling programs. The focus of guidance and counselling programs in schools are to assist individuals to develop the ability to understand them, to solve their own problems, and to make appropriate adjustments to their environment.

Article

My Teaching Learning Philosophy

Neelam Saleem Punjani*
Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Punjani , N, S. (2014). My Teaching Learning Philosophy. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 7(3), 9-12. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.7.3.2528

Abstract

The heart of my teaching learning philosophy is the concept of nurturing students and teaches them in a way that creates passion and enthusiasm in them for a lifelong learning. According to Duke (1990) education is a practice of artful action where teaching learning process is considered as design and knowledge is considered as colours. Teaching learning process should be flexible that gives opportunity to the learners to think critically and learn things according to their own curiosity and interest. Therefore, teachers must use a variety of strategies so that to make the teaching learning journey an exciting one. Moreover, learning environment should be such that promotes diversity and a positive learning environment. In this paper, I have attempted to describe my teaching learning philosophy from multidimensional perspectives; being a teacher as well as being a student. In the end, I have shared my views on what fosters an enabling teaching learning environment.

Research Paper

A Study on Attitude of Urban And Rural College Student Teachers Towards Science

S. Prakash* , S. Amaladoss Xavier**
* Research Scholar, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli.
** Assistant Professor in Physical Science, St.Xavier's College of Education, Palayamkottai.
Prakash , S., and Xavier, S. A. (2014). A Study on Attitude of Urban and Rural College Student Teachers towards Science. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 7(3), 13-17. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.7.3.2529

Abstract

There is a great need to identify and develop positive attitude towards science subject of student teachers. The time has come to increase our efforts to develop positive attitude towards science subject among teachers, student teachers and school children. This is an immediate requirement of the present day. This paper reports on attitude of student teachers towards science with respect to their locality of the college. The sample consists of 1080 student teachers of Madurai revenue district. A scale on attitude towards science was used to get the data from the student teachers. Percentage analysis, Mean, Standard deviation and‘t’tests were used for analyzing the data. The results showed that there is no significant difference in attitude towards science of urban and rural student teachers.

Research Paper

A Comparative Study of the Adjustment of Secondary School Students

Devika R*
* Research Scholar, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli.
** Assistant Professor in Physical Science, St.Xavier's College of Education, Palayamkottai.
Devika, R. (2014). A Comparative Study Of The Adjustment Of Secondary School Students. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 7(3), 18-22. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.7.3.2530

Abstract

Education is the ability to meet one’s life. How the child adjusts with varying situations determines the success of life. The child’s adjustment is determined by a number of factors like home, social, educational and financial adjustment. The investigator here aims to make a comparative study on the adjustment of secondary school students. The study was conducted using survey method. A total of 275 students, of which 151 were boys and 124 girls constituted the sample for the study. They were selected from eight secondary schools of Thiruvananthapuram district by giving due representation to class (VII, IX and X) and gender. Adjustment inventory prepared and standardized by the investigator was used to measure adjustment of secondary school students. Percentage analysis and t test were used as the statistical techniques for the study. The analysis revealed that level of adjustment of secondary school students is average. It was also found that significant difference exists in the emotional adjustment of boys and girls and No significance difference was found between male and female secondary school with regard to family, social, educational and financial adjustment.

Research Paper

Effect of Student Feedback on the Motivation of Indian University Teachers

Ananta Kumar Jena* , Piyali Chakraborty**
* Assam University, Silchar-788011, Assam, India.
** Radha Madhav College, Rangirkhari, Silchar, Assam, India.
Jena, A. K., and Chakraborty, P. (2014). Effect of Student Feedback on the Motivation Of Indian University Teachers. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 7(3), 23-31. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.7.3.2531

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to measure the motivation of the teachers of higher education towards students’ feedback policy of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) established by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at different Universities. By the help of questionnaires, the data were gathered, which were earlier sent to the participants, via e-mail for deep analysis and it was directed towards broad generalization of the population. One hundred University teachers were randomly selected as the sample from twelve departments of a university. These departments were: Ecology and Environmental science, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, Mass Communication, Fine Arts, English, Sanskrit, Bengali, Commerce, education, social work. Teachers’ motivation towards student Feedback Inventory (TMTSFI) was administered among the samples and all the data sheets were scored and analyzed. It was found the overall motivation towards student feedback was strongly positive among university teachers and it was significantly affected the teachers’ classroom performance.

Research Paper

Students’ Perspective (Age Wise, Gender Wise And Year Wise) Of Parameters Affecting The Undergraduate Engineering Education

Neeraj Kumari*
Assistant Professor (Humanities & Management), FET, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, India.
Kumari , N. (2014). Students' Perspective (Age Wise, Gender Wise and Year Wise) Of Parameters Affecting the Undergraduate Engineering Education. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 7(3), 32-43. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.7.3.2532

Abstract

The objective of the study is to examine the students’ perspective (age wise, gender wise and year wise) of parameters affecting the undergraduate engineering education system present in a private technical institution in NCR, Haryana. It is a descriptive type of research in nature. The data has been collected with the help of a structured questionnaire based on the Likert scale. The sample size for the study is 500. The sample has been taken on the random (Probability) basis and the questionnaire was filled by the students (pursuing B.Tech) chosen on the random basis from a private technical educational institution in NCR, Haryana. For data analysis and conclusion of the results of the survey, statistical tool like T test was performed with the help of high quality software; SPSS. To conclude t test revealed statistically no difference between the mean number of two groups (age wise) for the parameters “Selection”, “Academic Excellence” and “Management and Administration”. t test revealed statistically no difference between the mean number of two groups (gender wise) for the parameters “Selection”, “Academic Excellence”, Infrastructure”, “Personality Development and Industry Exposure”, “Placements” and “Management and Administration”. t test revealed statistically no difference between the mean number of two groups (year wise) for the parameters “Selection”, “Academic Excellence”, “Personality Development and Industry Exposure”, “Placements” and “Management and Administration”. While t test revealed a statistically reliable difference between the mean number of two groups (age wise) for the parameters “Infrastructure”, “Personality Development and Industry Exposure” and “Placements”. t test revealed a statistically reliable difference between the mean number of two groups (year wise) for the parameter “Infrastructure”.