Immersion III- Action Research Dissertation

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSHS3DP60110

Semester and Year Offered: Semester 4

Course Coordinator and Team: Academic and Field Supervisor

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Course Objectives/Description:

This immersion is centered on the action research process that the learner is engaged in, and her/his reflections on the process. Research in this context refers to the study of the implications of the learners’ actions. Action research is about processes of change which includes the learner and the members of the community. Ongoing village work would involve strengthening the initiatives of Immersion III. The goal of action research may be strengthening group processes and engaging with groups to work towards their plans as identified in Immersion II and III. As the learner plans to withdraw from active intervention, s/he would work towards ‘closure’. In this Immersion the learner would have participated in/initiated some transformative process which has tangible developmental outcomes and has documented the change. The culmination of action research is the evolution of an integrated developmental perspective under a supportive guidance of Field and Academic Faculty members.

Course Outcomes:

On successful completion of this Immersion students will be able to:

  1. Identify an issue or problem in the village and initiate transformative social praxis in the action research mode with community
  2. Reflect on insights generated through and in the action research
  3. Write the process of action research and reflect on action in the form of a Dissertation
  4. The consolidated experience of Immersion III shall help the student take up similar or related action research projects in the development sector in future.

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Assessment Details with weights: Dissertation Submission and Viva Voce