Teaching Learning Material for CBCS Department of Education Government of Gujarat Gandhinagar
Context
Why Content Development?
Cardinal Focus <ul><li>To Explore Expertise of Teaching Fraternity </li></ul><ul><li>To Refrain Learners from Plagiarism  ...
Logistics
The Story So Far …  <ul><li>Identified as One of the Four Major Aspects of CBCS </li></ul><ul><li>Phase-I initiated in 201...
Corpus: Technicalities  Type  Text Book Mode SLIM (Self Learning Instructional Module) Size 80-100 Pages of A5/A4 Size Bod...
How the Book Would Look Like <ul><li>Colour Scheme: Title Page/Front Cover </li></ul><ul><li>Science:   Green </li></ul><u...
Planning of the Book <ul><li>Contents: </li></ul><ul><li>(a) Main Chapters </li></ul><ul><li>(b) Major Headings within a c...
 
 
 
 
Scheme for Chapters <ul><li>Chapter Heading with Sub and Sub-sub Points (Modules) </li></ul><ul><li>Brief Introduction </l...
 
 
 
 
Academic Writing A Different Ball Game
The Writing Process <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Outlines and Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Register </li>...
Elements of Writing
Accuracy in Writing
What creates quality in a piece of writing? What skills do good writers demonstrate? What are the criteria for judging whe...
1. Sense of Purpose
2. Sense of Audience  3. Sense of Direction Style   Organization
Craft of Writing 4  Chronology  Logical Arrangement of Content 5 Accuracy  Language, Layout, Style 6 Complexity Grammar, S...
The  ‘Cubing’  Technique
Features for Presentation <ul><li>Boxes for Main Argument </li></ul><ul><li>Points to Ponder </li></ul><ul><li>Graphs and ...
 
 
 
Making Reading a Pleasurable Experience <ul><li>Graphic Presentation  </li></ul><ul><li>Charts for Quick Enumeration/Eluci...
 
 
 
 
Practices that Pay <ul><li>Using Pictures/Photographs of Authors, Experts, Thinkers or Personalities along with their Argu...
 
 
 
 
Authors Beware!   <ul><li>Creativity, Knowledge and Productivity Quotients Must Match and Should Be Complementary to One A...
Pep-Talk for Authors <ul><li>Content as per CBCS Curricula  </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation in MLA/APA Style </li></ul><ul...
Action Plan <ul><li>Identification of Subject Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Authors </li></ul><ul><li>Team Buildi...
Support Mechanism <ul><li>Repository of Subject Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Teams of Authors </li></ul><ul><li>Panel of Revi...
Thank You <ul><li>Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Government of Gujarat </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Es...
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Presentation on slim @ pdpu 23 25 may 2011

  1. 1. Teaching Learning Material for CBCS Department of Education Government of Gujarat Gandhinagar
  2. 2. Context
  3. 3. Why Content Development?
  4. 4. Cardinal Focus <ul><li>To Explore Expertise of Teaching Fraternity </li></ul><ul><li>To Refrain Learners from Plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>To Share Academic Talents across the State </li></ul><ul><li>To Address to Heterogeneity of Learners’ Needs </li></ul><ul><li>To Exercise Quality Management of Educational Resources </li></ul>
  5. 5. Logistics
  6. 6. The Story So Far … <ul><li>Identified as One of the Four Major Aspects of CBCS </li></ul><ul><li>Phase-I initiated in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Teams of Authors Developing Contents in Arts, Commerce and Science </li></ul><ul><li>Team of Reviewers for Vetting Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops organized for Subject Experts and Content Writers </li></ul>
  7. 7. Corpus: Technicalities Type Text Book Mode SLIM (Self Learning Instructional Module) Size 80-100 Pages of A5/A4 Size Body Paperback Paper Quality 60-70 GSM
  8. 8. How the Book Would Look Like <ul><li>Colour Scheme: Title Page/Front Cover </li></ul><ul><li>Science: Green </li></ul><ul><li>Commerce: Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities: Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Jacket Cover: Back Side </li></ul><ul><li>Seven Colour Spectrum Pattern </li></ul><ul><li>in tune with Swarnim Gujarat ( સપ્ત ધારા ) Theme </li></ul>
  9. 9. Planning of the Book <ul><li>Contents: </li></ul><ul><li>(a) Main Chapters </li></ul><ul><li>(b) Major Headings within a chapter </li></ul><ul><li>(c) Major Areas for Further Reading/Reference </li></ul><ul><li>(d) Exercises/Assignments/Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>(e) Glossary </li></ul><ul><li>(f) Detailed Index </li></ul>
  10. 14. Scheme for Chapters <ul><li>Chapter Heading with Sub and Sub-sub Points (Modules) </li></ul><ul><li>Brief Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Punch Line or Core Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Quotations from other reliable sources </li></ul><ul><li>Exact bare minimum definition </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of principal argument/concept </li></ul><ul><li>Debates/counterpoints/controversies </li></ul><ul><li>Present Scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Elucidation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusive Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Reading </li></ul>
  11. 19. Academic Writing A Different Ball Game
  12. 20. The Writing Process <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Outlines and Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Register </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Key Points </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing Main Body of Text </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  13. 21. Elements of Writing
  14. 22. Accuracy in Writing
  15. 23. What creates quality in a piece of writing? What skills do good writers demonstrate? What are the criteria for judging whether a book is worth its labour or not?
  16. 24. 1. Sense of Purpose
  17. 25. 2. Sense of Audience 3. Sense of Direction Style Organization
  18. 26. Craft of Writing 4 Chronology Logical Arrangement of Content 5 Accuracy Language, Layout, Style 6 Complexity Grammar, Structure, Ideas 7 Range Linking of Ideas, Vocabulary
  19. 27. The ‘Cubing’ Technique
  20. 28. Features for Presentation <ul><li>Boxes for Main Argument </li></ul><ul><li>Points to Ponder </li></ul><ul><li>Graphs and Charts for Assimilation or Coordination of Various Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments and Activities for Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Samples from Learner’s Responses </li></ul>
  21. 32. Making Reading a Pleasurable Experience <ul><li>Graphic Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Charts for Quick Enumeration/Elucidation </li></ul><ul><li>Tables and Diagrams for Comparisons and Describing Contrasts among Arguments </li></ul><ul><li>Graphs and Charts for Showing Growth of an Idea or Argument and its Progress in terms of Building a Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Using Cartoons or similar Comic Relief Patterns for Making Learning Easier and Interesting </li></ul>
  22. 37. Practices that Pay <ul><li>Using Pictures/Photographs of Authors, Experts, Thinkers or Personalities along with their Arguments, Statements, Quotations on a Particular Topic to Provide Comprehensive Idea to the Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Pictorial Presentation to Allow Learners Access to Origin, Development, Current Status and Prospects vis-à-vis Major Theories, Problems, Issues or Arguments of the Book </li></ul>
  23. 42. Authors Beware! <ul><li>Creativity, Knowledge and Productivity Quotients Must Match and Should Be Complementary to One Another. </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Lucid, Clear, Distinct and Current </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation: Specific and Conclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Content: Module-based and Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>References: Bibliography + Webliography </li></ul><ul><li>References: Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Check Availability of References and Resources included in the Book </li></ul>
  24. 43. Pep-Talk for Authors <ul><li>Content as per CBCS Curricula </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation in MLA/APA Style </li></ul><ul><li>Cohesively Professional Approach in Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation of Learners for Competitive Exams like NET, GSET, GPSC & UPSC </li></ul><ul><li>Updating Knowledge Resources </li></ul><ul><li>At par with National Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Modernization in terms of Presentation, Approach, Content and Layout </li></ul>
  25. 44. Action Plan <ul><li>Identification of Subject Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Authors </li></ul><ul><li>Team Building for Writing Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Qualitative Reading Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Deciding Roadmap for Content Development </li></ul><ul><li>Deciding Timeline for Submission of Content </li></ul>
  26. 45. Support Mechanism <ul><li>Repository of Subject Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Teams of Authors </li></ul><ul><li>Panel of Reviewers </li></ul><ul><li>Universities of Gujarat </li></ul><ul><li>National Academic Institutes </li></ul><ul><li>Leading Educational Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat </li></ul><ul><li>University Granthnirman Board </li></ul>
  27. 46. Thank You <ul><li>Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Government of Gujarat </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Esteemed Participants </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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