Field Based Learning & Blended Learning
Field-based learning is a teaching-learning process in which teaching is extended to a field or site outside of the classroom or laboratory, exposing students to a real-world setting. Students learn through direct interaction with an environment, place and people instead of textbooks or lectures.
Field-based learning serves as a wonderful alternative method of teaching-learning aimed at students who prefer visiting places rather than sitting in the classroom and listen to boring lectures.
Field-based learning is generally chosen because the experience:
· provides an opportunity to present materials, objects or phenomena that are not accessible otherwise to students in a way that enables direct contact and interaction
· provides students with an opportunity to practice skills or techniques that cannot be taught in the classroom
· stimulates higher understanding and reinforcement of previously learned classroom material
· stimulates an appreciation for, concern or valuing of the visited environment
What is a Blended Learning?
Blended learning refers to a combination of instructional delivery approaches. Blended learning integrates traditional face-to-face instruction with various electronic (Web-based) approaches and other activities (like using tab, wi-fi and smartphones in the classroom as a tool to learn and acquire knowledge) . Blended learning includes formal and informal activities that promote learning. Blended instructional approach is becoming an increasingly common and desirable today.
Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College (Autonomous) at Pollachi, Coimbatore is starting BSc Psychology in the academic year 2014-2015.
The department will have 3 faculty members.
Since this is an autonomous college, a syllabus with some unique courses and special seminar topics are prepared so that the course is very interesting and exciting for the students as well as for the faculty who teach.
The Psychology department will be closed associated with the existing vibrant counselling centre with more than 500 peer counsellors and therefore will have amble opportunities for both staff and students to have various activities, counselling experience, peer counsellor training together with other well-being and social outreach activities.
Those who have completed plus2 are welcome to join and have an unique experience.