Navigating the Educational Landscape

MA Education students share their Field Practice experiences 

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Field Practice forms an integral part of the MA Education programme. Students are exposed to a variety of field settings in Indian educational contexts to deepen their understanding of the various dimensions of practice and to sensitise them to educational realities.

The Field Practice components in the MA Education programme are designed to supplement the knowledge from taught courses with direct experiences that aim to develop skills and capabilities required for various dimensions of educational practice.

Students are expected to spend extended periods of time in the Field – depending on the timing and learning objectives.

Field Practice I – Two weeks

Field Practice I introduces students to the public education system in India. It aims to provide exposure to everyday life in elementary schools, the support systems associated with the functioning of schools, and the local community within which a school is located and functions.

Field Practice II – Three weeks

Students spend three weeks interning with an education organisation anywhere in India where they observe, understand, and participate in the interventions of the organisation. It helps them understand the work culture and ethics in an organisation, as well as to develop the skills for taking on, completing, and reflecting on tasks. 

Field Practice III – Twelve weeks

The third and the longest Field Practice component (FP3) provides opportunities for students to gain first-hand experience in teaching in classrooms, understanding and participating in teacher professional development work and conducting educational research. Students will be based in any of the District Institutes of Azim Premji Foundation for a duration of 12 weeks.

All three field practice components are separately evaluated and graded.

Stories from the Field