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Semester and Year Offered: Semester 2
Course Coordinator and Team: CDP PRADAN team
Email of course coordinator: Depending on site of field immersion
The aim of Immersion II is to help the student develop competencies for transformative grassroots work, initiate action that would be the base for future action-research, and reflect on life as an action researcher, its attributes, challenges, and sources of satisfaction. This immersion stimulates, encourages, and supports the ongoing process of discovery through guided grassroots action within the domain of a Field Guide. This immersion process helps to enhance the competence to diagnose, mobilize, and negotiate with community on ‘problems’ in the village; to organize the overall task into parts, representing milestones along the way to achieve the final outcome (or output); and to identify its completion as marked by tangible developmental outcomes (or outputs). More specifically, this would involve initiating and strengthening action towards change, particularly on questions related to people’s lives, institutions and resources and their interfaces. The learner would also engage with groups and help them visualize a desired state or social justice perspective and identify ways towards reaching it. Through this immersion it is expected that the learner would have exposure to and practice of (conceptual, technical and human) skills required to initiate a change process in the community.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
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