Higher education students and EFA

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A presentation of local EFA initiatives undertaken by higher education students given at the IAU Workshop on higher education for EFA held in New Delhi, India, on 20-21 February 2014. Presented by Ms. Mahima Bhalla, Masters Student, Dept. of Human Development and Childhood Studies, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi.

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Higher education students and EFA

  1. 1. EFA INITIATIVES PERSPECTIVES OF HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS MAHIMA BHALLA M.Sc. Previous HDCS Lady Irwin College
  2. 2. STUDENTS’ INVOLVEMENT IN EFA INITIATIVES • Each one Teach one • Internships/Volunteer work • Pravah • Katha • Blind school • Prerna • SEWA • Don Bosco Ashalayam • RAK Child Study Centre
  3. 3. RAK CHILD STUDY CENTRE • Laboratory Preschool for Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies at Lady Irwin College. • Established in 1955 • Guiding philosophy: to provide a stimulating environment for children with varying learning potential • Services for children with special needs adopted in 1980
  4. 4. OUR CONTRIBUTIONS/INVOLVEMENT Parents’ workshop Activities for children Attachment formation Children’s Annual Day Facilitators
  5. 5. LEARNINGS/POSITIVE OUTCOMES • Get to learn something new about children everyday • How to deal/work with children • Practical application of classroom knowledge • Teacher training • Professional development • Attachment formation
  6. 6. LEARNINGS (CONTD.) • Understanding the needs of each child • Focus on individual learning styles • Understanding children’s thinking • Respecting and listening to children • Developing interest in ECCE
  7. 7. INCREASING STUDENTS’ PARTICIPATION IN EFA • More EFA initiatives as part of coursework/curriculum • Projects- tie ups with NGOs/ Governmental/ International organizations to carry out certain EFA initiatives in collaboration with university students • Provision of incentives such as resources, financial aid
  8. 8. CONTD.. • Starting their own initiative – would require motivation, guidance and resources • Awareness, empowerment and training of students • More time and resources made available to students for initiatives outside their coursework
  9. 9. THANK YOU!

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