The Development Practitioner

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSHS3DP5012

Semester and Year Offered: Semester 1

Course Coordinator and Team: Dibyendu Chaudhuri and Parijat Ghosh

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Course Objectives/Description:

The aim of this course is to provide a space where the students can reflect on their experiences both in the field, during pre-course immersion and before joining the program, and the classroom. It allows them to discuss their personal vulnerabilities and insecurities, and establish a support group with their peers and guides. It has both a methodological and a personal-emotional content. A key purpose is also to develop a space for peer learning and peer support as each student is likely to experience the rural differently given their own personal histories and subjectivities. This course shall also consolidate the idea and image of a development practitioner.

Course Outcomes:

  1. On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  2. Capacity to engage with groups and form transformative collectives of peers
  3. Develop competencies to reflect critically on the transformative social praxis.
  4. Be a participant of group of peers to be able to share and listen struggles of transformative social praxis, thereby learning to work with groups on the self and its relational dynamics.

Brief description of modules/ Main modules: The course mainly covers experiential sharing with participant in these Sharing Sessions.

  1. Assessment Details with weights:
  2. Critical note on qualities of Reflexive Pratitioners
  3. Reflective note of transformative social praxis