• The College has established the Ph.D. Research Centre under the Mangalore University and already twenty students have registered for their doctoral studies. Towards this the facilities in the College have been enhanced in terms of special place with library and internet facilities . 

Consultancy:

  • Readily made available informal consultancy services for the alumnae, teachers,  parents and community
  • Placement services have been provided and related consultancy is kept open to whoever is interested.
  • The student teachers –present and past – as well as students of other colleges of education benefit from such services.

Extension:

  • Service learning has been institutionalized. Service learning activities have been deliberately planned and executed to different groups like senior citizens, members of children’s homes, women, teachers, schools, etc.
  • The college collaborates with local and outside NGOs for extension work.

The following Research Projects have been undertaken by our College during the past five years for the Government of Karnataka, UGC and NGO
1. Preparation and Validation of a Training Package on Inclusive Education with special reference to Learning Disability for Primary School Teachers in Karnataka State.
       -  Government of Karnataka.
2.   The College is associated with Akshara Foundation, Bangalore, for taking up a survey of the Achievement levels of the pupils of Lower Primary and Higher Primary Schools in Mangalore, who have been subjected to Remedial Teaching under SSA.
      -   Government of Karnataka.
3.   A Study on Accountability of Teachers and Achievement of Students at Primary Education Level sanctioned by District Institute of Educational Training (DIET).
      - Government of Karnataka.
4.   The College had collaborated with the Xavier Board for Christian Higher Education, India, in  undertaking a research project titled "A Study on the Campus Culture of Catholic Colleges in India”.
5.   A Service Learning Training Programme to Develop Service Learning Skills among In-service Teachers   of Dakshina Kannada District.
      - United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.
6.   A Project on “Institutionalizing Service Learning” sponsored by United Board for Christian Higher  Education in Asia.
7.  Expression of Interest for External Impact Evaluation on major interventions implemented under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan – Karnataka. - D.S.E.R.T. 
8.  The College has received grant-in-aid for a major research project titled “A Training Programme to Develop Competencies among Pre-service Teachers to promote Sustainable Development through Specially Designed Packages”.  
9.  A Study on Developing Self Directed Learning Strategies among Secondary School Students - U.G.C.
10. A Study on Developing Extensive Reading Habits among the B.Ed. Students of English Methodology.
      - U.G.C.
11. A Study on Designing Special Instructional Material in History to Develop Constructive Competencies’. – U.G.C.
 12. The College has undertaken a Major Research Project of Government of Karnataka titled, ‘Preparation and Validation of a Training Package on Inclusive Education with Special reference to Learning Disability for Primary School Teachers in Karnataka State’.
13.  A Project on ‘Institutionalizing Service Learning Sponsored by United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.
14. A Project on Service Learning Training Programme to Develop Service Learning Skills among In-service Teachers of Dakshina Kannada District.
15. A Project on Training Programme to Develop Competencies among Pre-service Teachers to Promote Sustainable Development through Specially Designed Packages.
16. A project sponsored by the United Board for Christian Higher Education - An Environment and Health Awareness Programme through Community Based Activities in Rural Areas by the Inservice Teachers and School Students of Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka through Service Learning Approach.   
17.  The college has received grant-in-aid from UNESCO for a major project titled “Preparing, Validating Instructional Modules and Strategies on Peace Education and Training Student Teachers for using Peace Education Strategies at Secondary School level”. The project activities are in progress.
18. The  Effect  of  an Instructional  Package in  Developing  Environmental Awareness and its Qualitative Improvement Among B.Ed. Non-Science Student-teachers of St. Ann’s College of Education, Mangalore Taluk.
19. A Study on preparing student-teachers to Develop Disaster Management Awareness and Skills through Secondary School Curriculum.
20.“Study of Local Knowledge and its effect on attitude towards Social Diversity, with special reference to tribal culture, through Service Learning Approach”, To enable Teacher Educators, Pre-service Under Graduate Teachers and Post Graduate Teacher Trainees through Service Learning to make indepth study of selected tribal cultures, develop positive attitude and work for the empowerment of tribals through education – Sponsored by UBCHEA.
21. A Specially Designed  Instructional Package to develop Scientific Thinking among Student Teachers of Science Methodology - – Sponsored by UGC.
22. A study on the construction and validation of a tool to measure ability for expression - – Sponsored by UGC.
23. A study to develop Awareness of Bio ethical issues among Pre service teachers – Sponsored by UGC.
24. A study on Internet Use, Parental Monitoring and Achievement of Pre University Students of Mangalore Taluk  - sponsored by UGC.
25. “Preparation and Validation of Teaching Learning Modules on Inter-religious Understanding and Peace Education for Secondary and Primary School Pupils  – Sponsored by UBCHEA.
26. A Competency Building Training Programme for young Teacher Educators to enhance teaching and research skills through the Preparation, Validation and Administration of Research Based Instructional Modules in Varied Secondary School Based Disciplines Sponsored by UBCHEA.
27. Effect of Kolb’s Experiential Learning on Achievement in Content Based Methodology  Teaching Social Science and Teaching Skills among Pre-service Teachers - Sponsored by UGC.

St Ann’s College of Education (Autonomous)
Executive Summary  of the UGC sponsored Minor Research Project-2016

Principal Investigator: Mrs. Laveena Reshma D’Sa, Assistant Professor, St.Ann’s College of Education (Autonomous), Mangalore-575001

Title of the Study :  “Effect of Kolb 'S Experiential Learning on Achievement in Content Based  Methodology Teaching Social Science and Teaching Skills among Pre-Service Teachers”.
 
INTRODUCTION
Experiential learning is an approach that can redefine education by engaging students in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. Beyond all conventional methods used in schools, lies the mantra for consolidating ideas and shaping the dexterity of a child in the form of experiential learning techniques. The learning process might start from any stage of the learning cycle. Kolb emphasizes two very important aspects: First the use of concrete experience to test ideas, and second the use of feedback to change practices and theories. As these two aspects are crucial, it is essential to involve both processes in the planning of classes. These assessments ensure identification of weaknesses and strengths and provide opportunity to modify the work processes. Experiential learning in pre-service teacher education is expected to produce good result in the preparation of prospective teachers whose experiences are build around mentoring as a delivery system in the actual school setting.  It might ensure the opportunity to realize how students studied during the term and to modify their performances.

Statement of the Problem:  A study on the Effect of Kolb’s Experiential Learning on Achievement in Content Based Methodology of Teaching Social Science and Teaching Skills among Pre-service Teachers of Mangalore Taluk .

Objectives of the Study

  1. To study the effect of  Kolb's Experiential Learning on Achievement in Content Based Methodology of Teaching Social Science among Pre-service Teachers
  2. To study the effect of Kolb's Experiential Learning on Teaching Skills among Pre-service Teachers
  3. To study the Effectiveness of Kolb's Experiential Learning Strategy on Teaching Skills among Pre-service Teachers with High Teaching Aptitude.
  4. To study the Effectiveness of Kolb’s Experiential Learning Strategy on Teaching Skills among Pre-service Teachers with Average Teaching Aptitude.

Hypotheses of the Study
Ho. 1: There is no significant difference in Achievement in Content Based Methodology of Teaching Social Science among Pre-service Teachers taught through Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model and Traditional Method.
Ho 2: There is no significance difference in Teaching Skills of among Pre-service Teachers taught through Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model and Traditional Method.
Ho 3: There is no significant difference in Teaching Skills of Pre-service teachers with High teaching aptitude taught through Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model and Traditional Method.
Ho.4.There is no significant difference Teaching Skills of Pre-service Teachers with Average Teaching Aptitude taught through Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model and Traditional Method.

Methodology
It was an experimental study with Post-test only equivalent group design. All the Pre-service Teachers Mangalore Taluk were the population of the study. Randomly selected 60 Pre-service Teachers were the samples of the study. Experimental group was taught through Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model for a period of 2 weeks and control group was taught through traditional method. Achievement  in Social Science was measured at the end of treatment by administering a tool  ‘Achievement in Content Based Methodology of Teaching Social Science’ prepared by the investigator based on the content taught during treatment. Teaching Skills were measured using Student Teaching Profile developed by St. Ann’s College of Education (Autonomous). The aggregate scores obtained by the student teachers in the first block of practice-in- teaching was considered as the Teaching Skills of Student Teachers. Data was analyzed using inferential statistic ‘t’ and the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level significance.

Major Findings of the study
1. Kolb’s Experiential Learning has significant effect in enhancing the Achievement in Content cum Methodology of Teaching Social Science of Pre-service Teachers
2. Kolb’s Experiential Learning has significant effect in enhancing the Teaching Skills of Pre-service Teachers
3. Kolb’s Experiential Learning has significant effect in enhancing the Teaching Skills of Pre-service Teachers with High Teaching Aptitude
4. Kolb’s Experiential Learning has significant effect in enhancing the Teaching Skills of Pre-service Teachers with Average Teaching Aptitude.

 
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