DEPARTMENT OF HOME SCIENCE AND CENTRE FOR RESEARCH

ST.TERESA’S COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS) ,ERNAKULAM

EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!!”

An amount of Rs. 35,750/- was generated from the same

REPORT-DAY 1

 

The department of Home Science and Centre for research organised a short-term programme in “EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS- A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR PROGRAMME”. The first session was conducted on 23rd November 2020.The session was on “Introduction to early childhood education”. The session started at 10.30 am with an introductory note by Dr. N Dhanya. Then Jaimi Elizabeth of 2nd MSc. Child Development recited the prayer. It was followed by a welcome address delivered by Dr. Thara Sebastian ma’am. Dr. Rajalakshmi.M.S. S was the resource person for the session. She is a retired associate professor and former H.O.D of Early Childhood Education and Administration at Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science. Dr. Rajalakshmi ma’am elaborated on the perspectives of early childhood and its importance. She explained about the three core concepts of early development, which are: Experiences build brain architecture, Serve and return interaction shapes brain circuitry and Toxic stress derails healthy development. She also enlightened us about the concept of early childhood education and its importance. Dr. Rajalakshmi ma’am emphasized that the early childhood years are the most important period in a child’s life as it is the foundation for their future development. She also added that early childhood education is very important and vital to a child as it provides a strong base for lifelong learning and learning abilities, including cognitive and social development. Dr. Rajalakshmi ma’am explained about the benefits of early childhood education to a child. She made the concepts clear with videos and excellent presentation. She also shared with us the various entrepreneurial opportunities in early childhood years. The session was very interesting and informative. The participants asked questions and cleared their doubts. The session was concluded by a vote of thanks delivered by Sana N Saidalavi of 2nd MSc. Child Development. Feedback forms were distributed among the participants. The session ended by around 12.30 pm.

YouTube video links

https://youtu.be/s31HdBeBgg4

https://youtu.be/fYvp28nsa4g

https://youtu.be/wg9r515Cmd4

https://youtu.be/3I8LnnB8FBA

https://youtu.be/s31HdBeBgg4

 

https://youtu.be/fYvp28nsa4g

 

https://youtu.be/wg9r515Cmd4

 

https://youtu.be/3I8LnnB8FBA

 

Recording of the session

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z-Y7vj6hYacqcsJuwuhkJjwpBSCRlLG-/view?usp=sharing

 

DEPARTMENTOFHOMESCIENCEANDCENTREFORRESEARCH ST.TERESA’SCOLLEGE(AUTONOMOUS),ERNAKULAM

“EARLYCHILDHOODMATTERS!!

REPORT-DAY2

The department of homescienceandcentreforresearchorganiseda shortterm programme in “EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS-A COMPREHENSIVEEDUCATORPROGRAMME”.Thesecondsessionwas conductedon24thNovember2020.Thesessionwason“Nurturing creativityinearlyyears”.Thesessionstartedat10.30amwithan introductorynotebyDr.Dhanyama’am.Ms.ArathiRuben,Educationist, ThecreativeschoolBangalorewastheresourcepersonforthesession. Ms.Arathima’amelaboratedontheimportanceofnurturingcreativityin theearlyyears.Shealsoemphasizedaboutthehumanistictheoryof creativityandthecategoriesofcreativity.Ms.Arathima’amemphasized thereasonswhytheenvironmentneededtobecreativeandthebenefits ofacreativeenvironment.Acreativeenvironmentwillallowthechildto expresshim/herself,promotethinkingandproblemsolving,reduces stressandanxietyandsheexplainedlotmore.Shealsoenlightenedus thewaystocreateacreativeenvironment.Andshealsoexplainedasthe careeropportunities.Shemadetheconceptsclearwithherinteractive andinterestingpresentation.Thesessionwasveryinterestingand informative.Theparticipantsaskedquestionsandclearedtheirdoubts. ThesessionwasconcludedbyavoteofthanksdeliveredbyRosemary Sibiof2ndMsc.ChildDevelopment.Feedbackformsweredistributed amongtheparticipants.Thesessionendedbyaround12.30pm.

 

REPORT – 25/11/2020

St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam

Dept. of Home Science and Centre for Research

Short Term Programme in

Early Childhood Matters!! A Comprehensive Educator Programme

 

The third day of the Short term programme on early childhood matters – a comprehensive educator programme organized by the Dept. of Home Science and Centre for Research was conducted on 25th of November, 2020, Wednesday.

The first session began at 10.30 am with a welcome note by Dr. Dhanya N, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Home science, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. The first session was handled by Dr. Rajalakshmi M. S, who is a retired Associate Professor and former Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education and Administration, Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science (Autonomous), Bengaluru. Dr. Rajalakshmi elucidated on Early Childhood Education, the objectives and components of a quality early childhood programme. The session also included the different concepts of curriculum which refers to an interactive system of instruction and learning with specific goals, contents, strategies, measurement and resources. This was followed by the perspectives of a ‘Need based curriculum’ which views ‘need’ as a want or preference, deficit or a problem and gap or discrepancy. The framework for a need based curriculum, key principles- inclusionary philosophies and beliefs, planning for instruction, interventions and supports and interpersonal collaboration was also explained. The mantra for the effective implementation of a need based curriculum, the main technique being collaboration, was also discussed. She also explained the concept of Needs Assessment which if thoughtfully performed provides an idea about the impact, educational approaches, an awareness about the existing programs and gaps, outcomes, potential demand for future programs and products and the credibility that the program is serving the target audience. The session concluded by throwing light on the statement given by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, in the Introduction of the Early Childhood Education Curriculum Framework, which is as follows, “a cautious approach is being adopted to not provide a detailed curriculum/ syllabus which would be prescriptive and delivered to the young children in a straight jacketed manner”. Therefore, each programme should be based on the curriculum principles and guidelines laid down in the framework and take into consideration the needs of the children, their families, specific setting, the linguistic culture and the local community.

The first session was followed by a few questions posed by the participants and Dr. Dhanya N thanked the resource person. The second session began at 12pm which was taken by Ms. Gracey Anand, Headmistress, Naipunnya Public School and Kindergarten, Cochin. Dr. Dhanya N. welcomed her to the session. The class was on the ‘Adoption of new practices in online teaching’. She began the class with a magic which was followed by highly interactive and interesting rhymes and a story. She also explained the new techniques which she adopted in order to teach the young children in her school during the online classes in the time of the pandemic and also said about the challenges initially faced by the teachers and the lack of social communication in children due to limited opportunities in social interaction. She also showed the videos created to teach basic concepts to Kindergarten children. The participants were allowed to clear their doubts and was followed by Vote of Thanks by Ms. Tessa Dominic, Student of II M. Sc Child Development. Before winding up, the participants were given the feedback form and the session came to an end by 12.45pm.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!! A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR PROGRAMME

REPORT OF DAY- 4

Dr. Srividya.K who is an education consultant was the speaker for the day. She has been working in the field of early childhood education and administration for the past 7 years. Content review writing blog writing, handling research data and providing her expertise to NGO’s has been her forte. Her passion for teaching is well known and she strive to keep her students on their toes with games and activities during classroom transactions.

The session kickstarted with a simple story with story which emphasis on the importance of clarity while giving instructions especially in a teaching setting. Instructional materials have a crucial role in teaching-learning process as it helps to concretize a concept and this point was well explained by Dr. Srividya Ma’am. The classification under instructional materials like electronic, visual, audio, non-projected etc. and the importance of instructional materials were discussed in the session. The session by itself was conducted in a play way method as remarked by one of the participants and all the participants were actively involved in most of the activities that were conducted in between the sessions. The activities conducted left a glimpse on how ordinary things can like twigs, cotton, ice-cream sticks can be creatively molded into an instructional material. Participants can up with unique ideas like making a nest with sticks in order to teach a story, Paper origami to teach colours, making paper puppets and usage of twigs to teach alphabets.

We were also introduced to games like pentalpha and task-based snake and ladder in the session. An in-depth analysis regarding different teaching approaches like play way, project method, direct instruction method, drill and practice method, Kumon method, Montessori method, Walldorf method, Reggio Emilia and Harkness method was done. The different approaches that can be applied like student centered and inquiry-based learning were also touched upon. The two hours session was full of content regarding effective teaching and it has definitely changed the perspective of participants with regard to teaching. The session ended with a quote by John Carlous S J that ‘’We think too much about the effective methods of teaching and not enough about the effective methods of teaching’’

 

 

 

REPORT ON WORKSHOP ATTENTED

TITLE;Art And Science Of Storytelling

DATE;27, November 2020

PLATFORM; Googlemeet

Speaker ;Ms.Aparna Athreya

 

I would like to thank our beloved HOD Dr.Thaara  Sebestain and Dr Dhanya N maam for coordinating and giving us opportunity to attend the workshop. The workshop was very interesting and gave the opportunity to learn about storytelling. It was a very enriching experience.

I will describe below some elements in the workshop.

➢ The workshop are designed to

  1. To provide insight and understand regarding storytelling 2.Discuss about the element of story.
    1. Discuss about element of storytelling.
    2. The Vygotsky’s Social Cultural Theory was discussed.
    3. Vygotsky- zone of Proximal Development was discussed.
    4. Discuss about Storytelling- Application in Child Development.
    5. Different types of Early Childhood storytelling was discussed.
    6. Attributes of Early Childhood Storytelling was discussed.

The workshop  was well attended by lectures, and students. There was around 90 participants were presents.The workshop  started at 10:30and and introductory speech by Dr Dhanya N maam.. the workshop was led by Ms.Aparna Athreya Maam .

Ms.Aparna Athreya is a Storyteller, Story Coach, Motivational Speaker, Educator and Entrepreneur. She has worked extensively in the development and training in education and business. She started off her career as a software engineer and has worked 17 years in the software industry before moving into the field of education and development. As a master storyteller, she uses the power of stories to create rich immersive experiences across educational and organizational contexts. She founded the Kid and Parent Foundation which runs developmental services for children, youth and professionals. She is a speaker and addresses various leadership teams, school-principal summits and educational conferences. She is a TEDX speaker on Storytelling and Multiple Intelligence. She has been awarded Women Entrepreneur by Canara Bank in 2016. She was featured as a leading entrepreneur in The Hindu Metroplus in 2016. She strives to help children and adults discover themselves and help build communities in a mindful

and responsible way. She was listed as a most influential woman in Bangalore by Polka Cafe in 2015.

The class was every interactive. She demonstrate two story using different aids . The demonstration of the story was attractive. The involvement of participants was excellent. The participants were active throughout the session. The session extended to 12:45pm. there was an interactive section for 5 mins and the workshop end with the formal vote of thanks by Smt.Traicy J plackattu.

REPORT ON SHORT TERM PROGRAMME – EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!! A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR  PROGRAMME – ( DAY – 6 )

 

TITTLE          –    Designing Educational Toys For Kids.

DATE              –   28 November, 2020

PLATFORM  –   Google meet

SPEAKER      –   Hemangi Narayan Arkshali

TIME              –   10:30 – 12:30

 

First of all I would like to thank our Head Of the Department, Dr.Thara Sebastian ma’am and Dr. Dhanya ma’am for conducting such a great programme for us. Programme started sharp at 10:30. The session started by a welcome speech by Dr. Dhanya N ma’am. The workshop was led by Ms.Hemangi Narayan Arkshali ma’am. The session was really good and we all got an in-depth knowledge in toy making and types and importance of toys in a child’s life.

The main topics explained in the session were:

  • Stimulation
  • Do’s and don’t’s of toy making
  • Toys for young infants
  • Toys for older infants
  • Toys 1 year old
  • Toys 2 years old
  • Toys 3-6 years old
  • Toys for 6-8 years
  • Developmental domains
  • Carrier in toy making
  • Materials for creating toys
  • Toy making activity ( making different types of simple toys using waste materials )

These sub topics were explained by Ms. Hemangi ma’am in an excellent way. Around 75 participants attended the session.

 

Ms.Hemangi is a nurturing, enthusiast, dedicated, fun loving, down to earth, adventurous and creative person with a special ability to gel with various age groups. She has been in the teaching field for 10 plus years. She has donned multiple roles such as an early childhood as well as an elementary educator, an art and craft teacher, and a storyteller. Drawing from her rich experience in preschool teaching, she has various created educational materials for early years. She is well known for creating educational materials using indigenous materials as well as recyclable materials.

The class was very interesting. Ma’am did a presentation after that she showed how to make simple toys using empty plastic bottles, newspapers, colour papers, match box etc. The participants were very active though out the session. The session extended up to 12:30 pm.  There was a questionnaire section for 5 minutes after this. The session ended up with a formal vote of thanks by Smt. Jesvin Ben Bentrock.

 

REPORT ON SHORT TERM PROGRAMME- EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!! A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR PROGRAMME- DAY -7

TITLE             –  METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF STORY TELLING

DATE             –   29/11/2020

PLATFORM   –   Google Meet

SPEAKER      –    Aparna Athreya

TIME             –    10:30 – 12:40

 

Above all I would like to thank our Head of the Department , Dr. Thara Sebastian ma’am and Dr. Dhanya ma’am for co-ordinating and conducting such a wonderful programme for us. The whole workshop was very informative and interesting. The programme started at 10.30 am. The session started with an introductory  speech by Dr Dhanya ma’am. The session was led by Ms. Aparna Athreya ma’am. The workshop was very interesting and the participants got an opportunity to get more knowledge regarding different methods and techniques of story telling.

The topics discussed in the session were:-

  • Different methods of story telling.
  • Techniques that used in story telling.
  • Components of a story telling session.
  • Digital storytelling and aids.
  • Story telling in the classroom- prerequisites.
  • Different types of properties used in story telling.

Ms Aparna Athreya ma’am explained these topics very well by sharing power point presentations and also she demonstrate story using different aids. It was an interactive session therefore five of the  participants presented  stories with different aids like puppets ,cut outs etc. There was a question and answer section after that. Aparna ma’am cleared all the doubts of the participants. The class ended up with the vote of thanks done by Dr Dhanya ma’am. The session extended up to 12:40 pm. Around  95 participants attended the session and also they were very active through out the session.

Ms. Aparna is an award -winning story teller, corporate trainer, children’s author and a life coach. She has been trained in several aspects of story telling, counselling and creative pedagogy. Her organization has collaborated with the Bangalore University (ECEA department in VHD Institute of Home Science ) in the field socio – emotional development for the early years. She has authored two mathematics stories  that are published by a national publisher.

She is a TEDx speaker on story telling and multiple intelligence.  She has won the women’s achiever awards in education by Canara Bank in 2016 and International woman’s award in Garden City University in 2018.

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOME SCIENCE AND CENTRE FOR RESEARCH

ST.TERESA’S COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS) ,ERNAKULAM

EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!!”

 

REPORT-DAY 1

 

The department of Home Science and Centre for research organised a short-term programme in “EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS- A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR PROGRAMME”. The first session was conducted on 23rd November 2020.The session was on “Introduction to early childhood education”. The session started at 10.30 am with an introductory note by Dr. N Dhanya. Then Jaimi Elizabeth of 2nd MSc. Child Development recited the prayer. It was followed by a welcome address delivered by Dr. Thara Sebastian ma’am. Dr. Rajalakshmi.M.S. S was the resource person for the session. She is a retired associate professor and former H.O.D of Early Childhood Education and Administration at Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science. Dr. Rajalakshmi ma’am elaborated on the perspectives of early childhood and its importance. She explained about the three core concepts of early development, which are: Experiences build brain architecture, Serve and return interaction shapes brain circuitry and Toxic stress derails healthy development. She also enlightened us about the concept of early childhood education and its importance. Dr. Rajalakshmi ma’am emphasized that the early childhood years are the most important period in a child’s life as it is the foundation for their future development. She also added that early childhood education is very important and vital to a child as it provides a strong base for lifelong learning and learning abilities, including cognitive and social development. Dr. Rajalakshmi ma’am explained about the benefits of early childhood education to a child. She made the concepts clear with videos and excellent presentation. She also shared with us the various entrepreneurial opportunities in early childhood years. The session was very interesting and informative. The participants asked questions and cleared their doubts. The session was concluded by a vote of thanks delivered by Sana N Saidalavi of 2nd MSc. Child Development. Feedback forms were distributed among the participants. The session ended by around 12.30 pm.

YouTube video links

https://youtu.be/s31HdBeBgg4

https://youtu.be/fYvp28nsa4g

https://youtu.be/wg9r515Cmd4

https://youtu.be/3I8LnnB8FBA

https://youtu.be/s31HdBeBgg4

 

https://youtu.be/fYvp28nsa4g

 

https://youtu.be/wg9r515Cmd4

 

https://youtu.be/3I8LnnB8FBA

 

Recording of the session

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z-Y7vj6hYacqcsJuwuhkJjwpBSCRlLG-/view?usp=sharing

 

DEPARTMENTOFHOMESCIENCEANDCENTREFORRESEARCH ST.TERESA’SCOLLEGE(AUTONOMOUS),ERNAKULAM

“EARLYCHILDHOODMATTERS!!

REPORT-DAY2

The department of homescienceandcentreforresearchorganiseda shortterm programme in “EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS-A COMPREHENSIVEEDUCATORPROGRAMME”.Thesecondsessionwas conductedon24thNovember2020.Thesessionwason“Nurturing creativityinearlyyears”.Thesessionstartedat10.30amwithan introductorynotebyDr.Dhanyama’am.Ms.ArathiRuben,Educationist, ThecreativeschoolBangalorewastheresourcepersonforthesession. Ms.Arathima’amelaboratedontheimportanceofnurturingcreativityin theearlyyears.Shealsoemphasizedaboutthehumanistictheoryof creativityandthecategoriesofcreativity.Ms.Arathima’amemphasized thereasonswhytheenvironmentneededtobecreativeandthebenefits ofacreativeenvironment.Acreativeenvironmentwillallowthechildto expresshim/herself,promotethinkingandproblemsolving,reduces stressandanxietyandsheexplainedlotmore.Shealsoenlightenedus thewaystocreateacreativeenvironment.Andshealsoexplainedasthe careeropportunities.Shemadetheconceptsclearwithherinteractive andinterestingpresentation.Thesessionwasveryinterestingand informative.Theparticipantsaskedquestionsandclearedtheirdoubts. ThesessionwasconcludedbyavoteofthanksdeliveredbyRosemary Sibiof2ndMsc.ChildDevelopment.Feedbackformsweredistributed amongtheparticipants.Thesessionendedbyaround12.30pm.

 

REPORT – 25/11/2020

St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam

Dept. of Home Science and Centre for Research

Short Term Programme in

Early Childhood Matters!! A Comprehensive Educator Programme

 

The third day of the Short term programme on early childhood matters – a comprehensive educator programme organized by the Dept. of Home Science and Centre for Research was conducted on 25th of November, 2020, Wednesday.

The first session began at 10.30 am with a welcome note by Dr. Dhanya N, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Home science, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. The first session was handled by Dr. Rajalakshmi M. S, who is a retired Associate Professor and former Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education and Administration, Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science (Autonomous), Bengaluru. Dr. Rajalakshmi elucidated on Early Childhood Education, the objectives and components of a quality early childhood programme. The session also included the different concepts of curriculum which refers to an interactive system of instruction and learning with specific goals, contents, strategies, measurement and resources. This was followed by the perspectives of a ‘Need based curriculum’ which views ‘need’ as a want or preference, deficit or a problem and gap or discrepancy. The framework for a need based curriculum, key principles- inclusionary philosophies and beliefs, planning for instruction, interventions and supports and interpersonal collaboration was also explained. The mantra for the effective implementation of a need based curriculum, the main technique being collaboration, was also discussed. She also explained the concept of Needs Assessment which if thoughtfully performed provides an idea about the impact, educational approaches, an awareness about the existing programs and gaps, outcomes, potential demand for future programs and products and the credibility that the program is serving the target audience. The session concluded by throwing light on the statement given by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, in the Introduction of the Early Childhood Education Curriculum Framework, which is as follows, “a cautious approach is being adopted to not provide a detailed curriculum/ syllabus which would be prescriptive and delivered to the young children in a straight jacketed manner”. Therefore, each programme should be based on the curriculum principles and guidelines laid down in the framework and take into consideration the needs of the children, their families, specific setting, the linguistic culture and the local community.

The first session was followed by a few questions posed by the participants and Dr. Dhanya N thanked the resource person. The second session began at 12pm which was taken by Ms. Gracey Anand, Headmistress, Naipunnya Public School and Kindergarten, Cochin. Dr. Dhanya N. welcomed her to the session. The class was on the ‘Adoption of new practices in online teaching’. She began the class with a magic which was followed by highly interactive and interesting rhymes and a story. She also explained the new techniques which she adopted in order to teach the young children in her school during the online classes in the time of the pandemic and also said about the challenges initially faced by the teachers and the lack of social communication in children due to limited opportunities in social interaction. She also showed the videos created to teach basic concepts to Kindergarten children. The participants were allowed to clear their doubts and was followed by Vote of Thanks by Ms. Tessa Dominic, Student of II M. Sc Child Development. Before winding up, the participants were given the feedback form and the session came to an end by 12.45pm.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!! A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR PROGRAMME

REPORT OF DAY- 4

Dr. Srividya.K who is an education consultant was the speaker for the day. She has been working in the field of early childhood education and administration for the past 7 years. Content review writing blog writing, handling research data and providing her expertise to NGO’s has been her forte. Her passion for teaching is well known and she strive to keep her students on their toes with games and activities during classroom transactions.

The session kickstarted with a simple story with story which emphasis on the importance of clarity while giving instructions especially in a teaching setting. Instructional materials have a crucial role in teaching-learning process as it helps to concretize a concept and this point was well explained by Dr. Srividya Ma’am. The classification under instructional materials like electronic, visual, audio, non-projected etc. and the importance of instructional materials were discussed in the session. The session by itself was conducted in a play way method as remarked by one of the participants and all the participants were actively involved in most of the activities that were conducted in between the sessions. The activities conducted left a glimpse on how ordinary things can like twigs, cotton, ice-cream sticks can be creatively molded into an instructional material. Participants can up with unique ideas like making a nest with sticks in order to teach a story, Paper origami to teach colours, making paper puppets and usage of twigs to teach alphabets.

We were also introduced to games like pentalpha and task-based snake and ladder in the session. An in-depth analysis regarding different teaching approaches like play way, project method, direct instruction method, drill and practice method, Kumon method, Montessori method, Walldorf method, Reggio Emilia and Harkness method was done. The different approaches that can be applied like student centered and inquiry-based learning were also touched upon. The two hours session was full of content regarding effective teaching and it has definitely changed the perspective of participants with regard to teaching. The session ended with a quote by John Carlous S J that ‘’We think too much about the effective methods of teaching and not enough about the effective methods of teaching’’

 

 

 

REPORT ON WORKSHOP ATTENTED

TITLE;Art And Science Of Storytelling

DATE;27, November 2020

PLATFORM; Googlemeet

Speaker ;Ms.Aparna Athreya

 

I would like to thank our beloved HOD Dr.Thaara  Sebestain and Dr Dhanya N maam for coordinating and giving us opportunity to attend the workshop. The workshop was very interesting and gave the opportunity to learn about storytelling. It was a very enriching experience.

I will describe below some elements in the workshop.

➢ The workshop are designed to

  1. To provide insight and understand regarding storytelling 2.Discuss about the element of story.
    1. Discuss about element of storytelling.
    2. The Vygotsky’s Social Cultural Theory was discussed.
    3. Vygotsky- zone of Proximal Development was discussed.
    4. Discuss about Storytelling- Application in Child Development.
    5. Different types of Early Childhood storytelling was discussed.
    6. Attributes of Early Childhood Storytelling was discussed.

The workshop  was well attended by lectures, and students. There was around 90 participants were presents.The workshop  started at 10:30and and introductory speech by Dr Dhanya N maam.. the workshop was led by Ms.Aparna Athreya Maam .

Ms.Aparna Athreya is a Storyteller, Story Coach, Motivational Speaker, Educator and Entrepreneur. She has worked extensively in the development and training in education and business. She started off her career as a software engineer and has worked 17 years in the software industry before moving into the field of education and development. As a master storyteller, she uses the power of stories to create rich immersive experiences across educational and organizational contexts. She founded the Kid and Parent Foundation which runs developmental services for children, youth and professionals. She is a speaker and addresses various leadership teams, school-principal summits and educational conferences. She is a TEDX speaker on Storytelling and Multiple Intelligence. She has been awarded Women Entrepreneur by Canara Bank in 2016. She was featured as a leading entrepreneur in The Hindu Metroplus in 2016. She strives to help children and adults discover themselves and help build communities in a mindful

and responsible way. She was listed as a most influential woman in Bangalore by Polka Cafe in 2015.

The class was every interactive. She demonstrate two story using different aids . The demonstration of the story was attractive. The involvement of participants was excellent. The participants were active throughout the session. The session extended to 12:45pm. there was an interactive section for 5 mins and the workshop end with the formal vote of thanks by Smt.Traicy J plackattu.

REPORT ON SHORT TERM PROGRAMME – EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!! A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR  PROGRAMME – ( DAY – 6 )

 

TITTLE          –    Designing Educational Toys For Kids.

DATE              –   28 November, 2020

PLATFORM  –   Google meet

SPEAKER      –   Hemangi Narayan Arkshali

TIME              –   10:30 – 12:30

 

First of all I would like to thank our Head Of the Department, Dr.Thara Sebastian ma’am and Dr. Dhanya ma’am for conducting such a great programme for us. Programme started sharp at 10:30. The session started by a welcome speech by Dr. Dhanya N ma’am. The workshop was led by Ms.Hemangi Narayan Arkshali ma’am. The session was really good and we all got an in-depth knowledge in toy making and types and importance of toys in a child’s life.

The main topics explained in the session were:

  • Stimulation
  • Do’s and don’t’s of toy making
  • Toys for young infants
  • Toys for older infants
  • Toys 1 year old
  • Toys 2 years old
  • Toys 3-6 years old
  • Toys for 6-8 years
  • Developmental domains
  • Carrier in toy making
  • Materials for creating toys
  • Toy making activity ( making different types of simple toys using waste materials )

These sub topics were explained by Ms. Hemangi ma’am in an excellent way. Around 75 participants attended the session.

 

Ms.Hemangi is a nurturing, enthusiast, dedicated, fun loving, down to earth, adventurous and creative person with a special ability to gel with various age groups. She has been in the teaching field for 10 plus years. She has donned multiple roles such as an early childhood as well as an elementary educator, an art and craft teacher, and a storyteller. Drawing from her rich experience in preschool teaching, she has various created educational materials for early years. She is well known for creating educational materials using indigenous materials as well as recyclable materials.

The class was very interesting. Ma’am did a presentation after that she showed how to make simple toys using empty plastic bottles, newspapers, colour papers, match box etc. The participants were very active though out the session. The session extended up to 12:30 pm.  There was a questionnaire section for 5 minutes after this. The session ended up with a formal vote of thanks by Smt. Jesvin Ben Bentrock.

 

REPORT ON SHORT TERM PROGRAMME- EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!! A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR PROGRAMME- DAY -7

TITLE             –  METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF STORY TELLING

DATE             –   29/11/2020

PLATFORM   –   Google Meet

SPEAKER      –    Aparna Athreya

TIME             –    10:30 – 12:40

 

Above all I would like to thank our Head of the Department , Dr. Thara Sebastian ma’am and Dr. Dhanya ma’am for co-ordinating and conducting such a wonderful programme for us. The whole workshop was very informative and interesting. The programme started at 10.30 am. The session started with an introductory  speech by Dr Dhanya ma’am. The session was led by Ms. Aparna Athreya ma’am. The workshop was very interesting and the participants got an opportunity to get more knowledge regarding different methods and techniques of story telling.

The topics discussed in the session were:-

  • Different methods of story telling.
  • Techniques that used in story telling.
  • Components of a story telling session.
  • Digital storytelling and aids.
  • Story telling in the classroom- prerequisites.
  • Different types of properties used in story telling.

Ms Aparna Athreya ma’am explained these topics very well by sharing power point presentations and also she demonstrate story using different aids. It was an interactive session therefore five of the  participants presented  stories with different aids like puppets ,cut outs etc. There was a question and answer section after that. Aparna ma’am cleared all the doubts of the participants. The class ended up with the vote of thanks done by Dr Dhanya ma’am. The session extended up to 12:40 pm. Around  95 participants attended the session and also they were very active through out the session.

Ms. Aparna is an award -winning story teller, corporate trainer, children’s author and a life coach. She has been trained in several aspects of story telling, counselling and creative pedagogy. Her organization has collaborated with the Bangalore University (ECEA department in VHD Institute of Home Science ) in the field socio – emotional development for the early years. She has authored two mathematics stories  that are published by a national publisher.

She is a TEDx speaker on story telling and multiple intelligence.  She has won the women’s achiever awards in education by Canara Bank in 2016 and International woman’s award in Garden City University in 2018.

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOME SCIENCE AND CENTRE FOR RESEARCH

ST.TERESA’S COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS) ,ERNAKULAM

EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!!”

 

REPORT-DAY 1

 

The department of Home Science and Centre for research organised a short-term programme in “EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS- A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR PROGRAMME”. The first session was conducted on 23rd November 2020.The session was on “Introduction to early childhood education”. The session started at 10.30 am with an introductory note by Dr. N Dhanya. Then Jaimi Elizabeth of 2nd MSc. Child Development recited the prayer. It was followed by a welcome address delivered by Dr. Thara Sebastian ma’am. Dr. Rajalakshmi.M.S. S was the resource person for the session. She is a retired associate professor and former H.O.D of Early Childhood Education and Administration at Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science. Dr. Rajalakshmi ma’am elaborated on the perspectives of early childhood and its importance. She explained about the three core concepts of early development, which are: Experiences build brain architecture, Serve and return interaction shapes brain circuitry and Toxic stress derails healthy development. She also enlightened us about the concept of early childhood education and its importance. Dr. Rajalakshmi ma’am emphasized that the early childhood years are the most important period in a child’s life as it is the foundation for their future development. She also added that early childhood education is very important and vital to a child as it provides a strong base for lifelong learning and learning abilities, including cognitive and social development. Dr. Rajalakshmi ma’am explained about the benefits of early childhood education to a child. She made the concepts clear with videos and excellent presentation. She also shared with us the various entrepreneurial opportunities in early childhood years. The session was very interesting and informative. The participants asked questions and cleared their doubts. The session was concluded by a vote of thanks delivered by Sana N Saidalavi of 2nd MSc. Child Development. Feedback forms were distributed among the participants. The session ended by around 12.30 pm.

YouTube video links

https://youtu.be/s31HdBeBgg4

https://youtu.be/fYvp28nsa4g

https://youtu.be/wg9r515Cmd4

https://youtu.be/3I8LnnB8FBA

https://youtu.be/s31HdBeBgg4

 

https://youtu.be/fYvp28nsa4g

 

https://youtu.be/wg9r515Cmd4

 

https://youtu.be/3I8LnnB8FBA

 

Recording of the session

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z-Y7vj6hYacqcsJuwuhkJjwpBSCRlLG-/view?usp=sharing

 

DEPARTMENTOFHOMESCIENCEANDCENTREFORRESEARCH ST.TERESA’SCOLLEGE(AUTONOMOUS),ERNAKULAM

“EARLYCHILDHOODMATTERS!!

REPORT-DAY2

The department of homescienceandcentreforresearchorganiseda shortterm programme in “EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS-A COMPREHENSIVEEDUCATORPROGRAMME”.Thesecondsessionwas conductedon24thNovember2020.Thesessionwason“Nurturing creativityinearlyyears”.Thesessionstartedat10.30amwithan introductorynotebyDr.Dhanyama’am.Ms.ArathiRuben,Educationist, ThecreativeschoolBangalorewastheresourcepersonforthesession. Ms.Arathima’amelaboratedontheimportanceofnurturingcreativityin theearlyyears.Shealsoemphasizedaboutthehumanistictheoryof creativityandthecategoriesofcreativity.Ms.Arathima’amemphasized thereasonswhytheenvironmentneededtobecreativeandthebenefits ofacreativeenvironment.Acreativeenvironmentwillallowthechildto expresshim/herself,promotethinkingandproblemsolving,reduces stressandanxietyandsheexplainedlotmore.Shealsoenlightenedus thewaystocreateacreativeenvironment.Andshealsoexplainedasthe careeropportunities.Shemadetheconceptsclearwithherinteractive andinterestingpresentation.Thesessionwasveryinterestingand informative.Theparticipantsaskedquestionsandclearedtheirdoubts. ThesessionwasconcludedbyavoteofthanksdeliveredbyRosemary Sibiof2ndMsc.ChildDevelopment.Feedbackformsweredistributed amongtheparticipants.Thesessionendedbyaround12.30pm.

 

REPORT – 25/11/2020

St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam

Dept. of Home Science and Centre for Research

Short Term Programme in

Early Childhood Matters!! A Comprehensive Educator Programme

 

The third day of the Short term programme on early childhood matters – a comprehensive educator programme organized by the Dept. of Home Science and Centre for Research was conducted on 25th of November, 2020, Wednesday.

The first session began at 10.30 am with a welcome note by Dr. Dhanya N, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Home science, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. The first session was handled by Dr. Rajalakshmi M. S, who is a retired Associate Professor and former Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education and Administration, Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science (Autonomous), Bengaluru. Dr. Rajalakshmi elucidated on Early Childhood Education, the objectives and components of a quality early childhood programme. The session also included the different concepts of curriculum which refers to an interactive system of instruction and learning with specific goals, contents, strategies, measurement and resources. This was followed by the perspectives of a ‘Need based curriculum’ which views ‘need’ as a want or preference, deficit or a problem and gap or discrepancy. The framework for a need based curriculum, key principles- inclusionary philosophies and beliefs, planning for instruction, interventions and supports and interpersonal collaboration was also explained. The mantra for the effective implementation of a need based curriculum, the main technique being collaboration, was also discussed. She also explained the concept of Needs Assessment which if thoughtfully performed provides an idea about the impact, educational approaches, an awareness about the existing programs and gaps, outcomes, potential demand for future programs and products and the credibility that the program is serving the target audience. The session concluded by throwing light on the statement given by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, in the Introduction of the Early Childhood Education Curriculum Framework, which is as follows, “a cautious approach is being adopted to not provide a detailed curriculum/ syllabus which would be prescriptive and delivered to the young children in a straight jacketed manner”. Therefore, each programme should be based on the curriculum principles and guidelines laid down in the framework and take into consideration the needs of the children, their families, specific setting, the linguistic culture and the local community.

The first session was followed by a few questions posed by the participants and Dr. Dhanya N thanked the resource person. The second session began at 12pm which was taken by Ms. Gracey Anand, Headmistress, Naipunnya Public School and Kindergarten, Cochin. Dr. Dhanya N. welcomed her to the session. The class was on the ‘Adoption of new practices in online teaching’. She began the class with a magic which was followed by highly interactive and interesting rhymes and a story. She also explained the new techniques which she adopted in order to teach the young children in her school during the online classes in the time of the pandemic and also said about the challenges initially faced by the teachers and the lack of social communication in children due to limited opportunities in social interaction. She also showed the videos created to teach basic concepts to Kindergarten children. The participants were allowed to clear their doubts and was followed by Vote of Thanks by Ms. Tessa Dominic, Student of II M. Sc Child Development. Before winding up, the participants were given the feedback form and the session came to an end by 12.45pm.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!! A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR PROGRAMME

REPORT OF DAY- 4

Dr. Srividya.K who is an education consultant was the speaker for the day. She has been working in the field of early childhood education and administration for the past 7 years. Content review writing blog writing, handling research data and providing her expertise to NGO’s has been her forte. Her passion for teaching is well known and she strive to keep her students on their toes with games and activities during classroom transactions.

The session kickstarted with a simple story with story which emphasis on the importance of clarity while giving instructions especially in a teaching setting. Instructional materials have a crucial role in teaching-learning process as it helps to concretize a concept and this point was well explained by Dr. Srividya Ma’am. The classification under instructional materials like electronic, visual, audio, non-projected etc. and the importance of instructional materials were discussed in the session. The session by itself was conducted in a play way method as remarked by one of the participants and all the participants were actively involved in most of the activities that were conducted in between the sessions. The activities conducted left a glimpse on how ordinary things can like twigs, cotton, ice-cream sticks can be creatively molded into an instructional material. Participants can up with unique ideas like making a nest with sticks in order to teach a story, Paper origami to teach colours, making paper puppets and usage of twigs to teach alphabets.

We were also introduced to games like pentalpha and task-based snake and ladder in the session. An in-depth analysis regarding different teaching approaches like play way, project method, direct instruction method, drill and practice method, Kumon method, Montessori method, Walldorf method, Reggio Emilia and Harkness method was done. The different approaches that can be applied like student centered and inquiry-based learning were also touched upon. The two hours session was full of content regarding effective teaching and it has definitely changed the perspective of participants with regard to teaching. The session ended with a quote by John Carlous S J that ‘’We think too much about the effective methods of teaching and not enough about the effective methods of teaching’’

 

 

 

REPORT ON WORKSHOP ATTENTED

TITLE;Art And Science Of Storytelling

DATE;27, November 2020

PLATFORM; Googlemeet

Speaker ;Ms.Aparna Athreya

 

I would like to thank our beloved HOD Dr.Thaara  Sebestain and Dr Dhanya N maam for coordinating and giving us opportunity to attend the workshop. The workshop was very interesting and gave the opportunity to learn about storytelling. It was a very enriching experience.

I will describe below some elements in the workshop.

➢ The workshop are designed to

  1. To provide insight and understand regarding storytelling 2.Discuss about the element of story.
    1. Discuss about element of storytelling.
    2. The Vygotsky’s Social Cultural Theory was discussed.
    3. Vygotsky- zone of Proximal Development was discussed.
    4. Discuss about Storytelling- Application in Child Development.
    5. Different types of Early Childhood storytelling was discussed.
    6. Attributes of Early Childhood Storytelling was discussed.

The workshop  was well attended by lectures, and students. There was around 90 participants were presents.The workshop  started at 10:30and and introductory speech by Dr Dhanya N maam.. the workshop was led by Ms.Aparna Athreya Maam .

Ms.Aparna Athreya is a Storyteller, Story Coach, Motivational Speaker, Educator and Entrepreneur. She has worked extensively in the development and training in education and business. She started off her career as a software engineer and has worked 17 years in the software industry before moving into the field of education and development. As a master storyteller, she uses the power of stories to create rich immersive experiences across educational and organizational contexts. She founded the Kid and Parent Foundation which runs developmental services for children, youth and professionals. She is a speaker and addresses various leadership teams, school-principal summits and educational conferences. She is a TEDX speaker on Storytelling and Multiple Intelligence. She has been awarded Women Entrepreneur by Canara Bank in 2016. She was featured as a leading entrepreneur in The Hindu Metroplus in 2016. She strives to help children and adults discover themselves and help build communities in a mindful

and responsible way. She was listed as a most influential woman in Bangalore by Polka Cafe in 2015.

The class was every interactive. She demonstrate two story using different aids . The demonstration of the story was attractive. The involvement of participants was excellent. The participants were active throughout the session. The session extended to 12:45pm. there was an interactive section for 5 mins and the workshop end with the formal vote of thanks by Smt.Traicy J plackattu.

REPORT ON SHORT TERM PROGRAMME – EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!! A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR  PROGRAMME – ( DAY – 6 )

 

TITTLE          –    Designing Educational Toys For Kids.

DATE              –   28 November, 2020

PLATFORM  –   Google meet

SPEAKER      –   Hemangi Narayan Arkshali

TIME              –   10:30 – 12:30

 

First of all I would like to thank our Head Of the Department, Dr.Thara Sebastian ma’am and Dr. Dhanya ma’am for conducting such a great programme for us. Programme started sharp at 10:30. The session started by a welcome speech by Dr. Dhanya N ma’am. The workshop was led by Ms.Hemangi Narayan Arkshali ma’am. The session was really good and we all got an in-depth knowledge in toy making and types and importance of toys in a child’s life.

The main topics explained in the session were:

  • Stimulation
  • Do’s and don’t’s of toy making
  • Toys for young infants
  • Toys for older infants
  • Toys 1 year old
  • Toys 2 years old
  • Toys 3-6 years old
  • Toys for 6-8 years
  • Developmental domains
  • Carrier in toy making
  • Materials for creating toys
  • Toy making activity ( making different types of simple toys using waste materials )

These sub topics were explained by Ms. Hemangi ma’am in an excellent way. Around 75 participants attended the session.

 

Ms.Hemangi is a nurturing, enthusiast, dedicated, fun loving, down to earth, adventurous and creative person with a special ability to gel with various age groups. She has been in the teaching field for 10 plus years. She has donned multiple roles such as an early childhood as well as an elementary educator, an art and craft teacher, and a storyteller. Drawing from her rich experience in preschool teaching, she has various created educational materials for early years. She is well known for creating educational materials using indigenous materials as well as recyclable materials.

The class was very interesting. Ma’am did a presentation after that she showed how to make simple toys using empty plastic bottles, newspapers, colour papers, match box etc. The participants were very active though out the session. The session extended up to 12:30 pm.  There was a questionnaire section for 5 minutes after this. The session ended up with a formal vote of thanks by Smt. Jesvin Ben Bentrock.

 

REPORT ON SHORT TERM PROGRAMME- EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS!! A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATOR PROGRAMME- DAY -7

TITLE             –  METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF STORY TELLING

DATE             –   29/11/2020

PLATFORM   –   Google Meet

SPEAKER      –    Aparna Athreya

TIME             –    10:30 – 12:40

 

Above all I would like to thank our Head of the Department , Dr. Thara Sebastian ma’am and Dr. Dhanya ma’am for co-ordinating and conducting such a wonderful programme for us. The whole workshop was very informative and interesting. The programme started at 10.30 am. The session started with an introductory  speech by Dr Dhanya ma’am. The session was led by Ms. Aparna Athreya ma’am. The workshop was very interesting and the participants got an opportunity to get more knowledge regarding different methods and techniques of story telling.

The topics discussed in the session were:-

  • Different methods of story telling.
  • Techniques that used in story telling.
  • Components of a story telling session.
  • Digital storytelling and aids.
  • Story telling in the classroom- prerequisites.
  • Different types of properties used in story telling.

Ms Aparna Athreya ma’am explained these topics very well by sharing power point presentations and also she demonstrate story using different aids. It was an interactive session therefore five of the  participants presented  stories with different aids like puppets ,cut outs etc. There was a question and answer section after that. Aparna ma’am cleared all the doubts of the participants. The class ended up with the vote of thanks done by Dr Dhanya ma’am. The session extended up to 12:40 pm. Around  95 participants attended the session and also they were very active through out the session.

Ms. Aparna is an award -winning story teller, corporate trainer, children’s author and a life coach. She has been trained in several aspects of story telling, counselling and creative pedagogy. Her organization has collaborated with the Bangalore University (ECEA department in VHD Institute of Home Science ) in the field socio – emotional development for the early years. She has authored two mathematics stories  that are published by a national publisher.

She is a TEDx speaker on story telling and multiple intelligence.  She has won the women’s achiever awards in education by Canara Bank in 2016 and International woman’s award in Garden City University in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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