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Syllabus of Osmania University BEd - Paper-XVII BSE17 G. Personality Development & Communicative English Project

1. Syllabus / Curriculum Objectives

This Project work will enable the student teachers to:

1. work in a team, negotiate, handle diverse roles
2. conduct mock parliament / organize a programme in the school
3. draw up a profile of any teacher, who is his / her role-model
4. trace list of the leadership functions of a teacher
5. organize creative activities
6. list some conflicts witnessed in small children
7. listen to some tapes and write down the heard speeches
8. listen to any speech and analyze the voice quality
9. review any book / article that he / she has read
10. write a resume / biodata / skim / scan
11. looks up a dictionary / thesaurus

Course Content

Personality Development and Communicative English Project comprises of the following areas:

1. Interpersonal skills
2. Leadership
3. Creativity
4. Conflict management
5. Listening comprehension
6. Speaking
7. Conference
8. Reading comprehension
9. Writing
10.Study skills and Reference skills

The suggested format is as follows:

B. Preliminaries

C. Details

S.No.Name of the ActivityUnit No/ Name Brief description of your role in it Learning outcomes

A detailed format may be worked out at College / University level


Every candidate / group is expected to showcase his (her) / their performance and also by presenting the final report before the internal examiners. The performance of the candidates shall be evaluated by a jury consisting of a minimum of two internal examiners. The average marks of the two examiners will be forwarded to the Moderation Board of the University. This evaluation event shall take place as per the almanac suggested by the university.

2. Time Scheduling of the Project / Plan of Action

Days & Time allotted - 6 days - 36 instructional hours (As per Almanac)

Project DaysNature of Work
Preplanning: As per Almanac 1. The proposal is being made for a college with 100 students and 8 (7+1) staff. This may be modified to suit other requirements.
2. A model time table has been suggested to conduct the showcasing of all 100 students in all the ten activities (5 individual + 5 group)
a) All the students may be divided into their mentor groups for the group activities and the same groups may be retained for the individual activities as well. This will mean a total of seven (7) groups with about 14 - 15 students in each group [for practical purposes the group 7 may be divided into two sub groups 7(A) and 7(B). The mentor of group 7 may request the Principal / visiting faculty to act as guest mentor for group 7(B). This arrangement could be made only for Paper – V Special projects]. For the purpose of showcasing each group of 15 students may be further divided into three groups consisting of four to five students.
b) In the six working hours of each day two activities will be completed by all the students. By following the procedure, the students will complete all the ten activities in five days.
c) In the morning session, four groups will be showcasing each activity simultaneously (these will be the showcasing group 1, 2, 3, 4). The remaining four groups will be observing these groups (these form the observing groups 5, 6, 7 A & 7 B)
d) In the afternoon sessions, the same activities will be performed by the observing groups (5, 6, 7A & 7B) and would be observed by the remaining groups i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4.
e) The group mentor and any one other staff member will be the panel for evaluating the students’ performance in each group.
f) On the sixth day, the submission of projects and evaluation of the projects would take place as per the university norms
3. The students should be asked to maintain a day wise observation record during the project execution. This would be of immense help in writing the final report.
Day 1:Chapter IV – Conflict Management
Chapter I- Interpersonal skills
Recording the day’s activity
Day 2:Chapter VIII – Reading
Chapter V – Listening
Recording the day’s activity
Day 3:Chapter VII - Conference
Chapter II – Leadership
Recording the day’s activity
Day 4:Chapter III – Creativity
Chapter VI – Speaking
Recording the day’s activity
Day 5:Chapter IX – Writing
Chapter X - Study Skills
Recording the day’s activity
Day 6:Showcasing & Submission of the Report by the Students and Evaluation

Personality Development & Communicative English Project

3. The following timetable is suggested for the completion of Project Work:

Date (as per almanac) Type of activity 10.00 – 11.3011.30 – 1.001.00 – 1.30 1.30 – 3.003.00 – 4.30
Day 1Group / Individual Conflict Management
SG: 1,2,3,4 OG: 5,6,7 A & 7 B
Interpersonal skills
SG: 1,2,3,4 OG: 5,6,7 A & 7 B
Conflict management
SG: 5,6,7 A & 7B OG: 1,2,3,4
skills SG: 5,6,7 A & 7B OG: 1,2,3,4
Day 2Group / Individual Reading
SG: 1,2,3,4 OG: 5,6,7 A & 7 B
SG: 1,2,3,4 OG: 5,6,7 A & 7 B
SG: 5,6,7 A & 7B OG: 1,2,3,4
SG: 5,6,7 A & 7B OG: 1,2,3,4
Day 3Group / Individual Conference
SG: 1,2,3,4 OG: 5,6,7 A & 7 B
SG: 1,2,3,4 OG: 5,6,7 A & 7 B
SG: 5,6,7 A & 7B OG: 1,2,3,4
SG: 5,6,7 A & 7B OG: 1,2,3,4
Day 4Group / Individual Creativity
SG: 1,2,3,4 OG: 5,6,7 A & 7 B
SG: 1,2,3,4 OG: 5,6,7 A & 7 B
SG: 5,6,7 A & 7B OG: 1,2,3,4
SG: 5,6,7 A & 7B OG: 1,2,3,4
Day 5Group / Individual Writing
SG: 1,2,3,4 OG: 5,6,7 A & 7 B
Study skills
SG: 1,2,3,4 OG: 5,6,7 A & 7 B
SG: 5,6,7 A & 7B OG: 1,2,3,4
Study skills
SG: 5,6,7 A & 7B OG: 1,2,3,4
Day 6 Show Casing and Submission of the Reports by the Students Evaluation by the Jury

SG : Showcasing Group OG : Observing Group

4. Communicative English Project Report Format

Distribution of Work among the Student Teachers in Writing the Project Report

S.No.Name of the ActivityUnit No/ Name Brief description of your role in it Learning outcomes

5. Guidelines to the Jury

1. During the project, for the first five days the performance of the students will be observed and recorded by the mentors.
2. On the sixth day, the student should submit the project report (individual and group) to the jury.
3. On the sixth day i.e., the jury comprising of the mentor and another member of the staff shall witness the showcasing of the project for evaluation
4. The jury members will also consider the observation record of the students during evaluation.
5. The jury shall randomly select and assign one group activity and one individual activity at the time of evaluation of showcasing.

6. Additional Areas / Activities:

Chapter I- Interpersonal skills – Type of activity: Group (G)

A role-play in English/Telugu/Urdu/Hindi about any issue, which confronts a teacher in the classroom/school and how she/he may deal with it – Eg. Discipline in the classroom characters.

1. Problem students - 7
2. Rude Teacher A - 1
3. Understanding Teacher B - 1
4. Headmaster - 1
5. Observers - 1

The five observers will watch the interpersonal relationships as they operate in each encounter and note the different personal characteristics which will help improve the situations – A

Discussion follows:

Time for role-play                      - 10 mins.
Discussion/Evaluation/Conclusion          - 35 mins.
                                                        45 Mins. – 1 hr.

Chapter II - Leadership – Type of activity – Individual (I)

Each student assumes a leadership role in any one area – Eg. College/School head, class leader, house captain, games captain, project leader, political leader, etc. and speaks for about 2-3 mins. in Hindi/English/Telugu/Urdu-on his worthiness for that role. Each of the 15 students in the group will speak one after another, emphasizing his/her leadership qualities. (Total time – 1 hr.)

Chapter III – Creativity – Type of activity: Individual (I)

Each student in each group presents something creative in 3-5 mins. This could be anything like a mime, reading out a poem or singing a song composed by the student, a sketch, a mono-action, preparing a collage, a flower arrangement, vegetable carving, etc. (Time 1 hr.)

Chapter IV – Conflict Management – Type of activity – Group (G)

A session on Health/yoga/meditation/any other stress relieving activity can be organized for the whole class of 100 students earlier and students taught basic meditation techniques, breathing exercises, etc. by an expert, for the practical. (Time – 45 mins. – 1 hr.)

Chapter V – Listening – Type of Activity – Group (G)

The whole group listens to any speech/news broadcast in English and notes down the important points. They listen again to check their points and evaluate themselves. The group then compares points to see how well they have understood the broadcast. (Time – 45 mins. 1 hr.)

Chapter VI – Speaking – Type of activity – Individual (I)

Each student in a group selects a relevant topic and speaks for about 3 mins on it, in English. (Time – 1 hr.)

Chapter VII – Reading – Type of activity – Group (I)

Each group is given a set of advertisements in English relating to any one area such as rentals, real estate, matrimonial, job vacancy, for sale, etc. The students are asked to read the ads and identify the common features and special features in that group of ads. (Time: 1 hr.)

Chapter VIII – Writing –Type of Activity – Individual (I)

Each student will write his resume in English as if he has finished his B.Ed., and a letter of application for a job as a teacher. (Time – 1 hr.)

Chapter IX – Conference – Type of activity – Group (G)

Each group elects a leader, selects an issue and has a group discussion on it, with all the members participating in English. The leader summarizes the points at the end. (Time - 45 mins. – 1 hrs.)

Chapter X – Study skills – type of activity – Individual (I)

Each student selects a minimum of 10 English words and refers both a dictionary and a thesaurus to understand how the treatment in them differs and then makes notes about this. (Time: 45 mins. – 1 hr.)

7. Resource Institutions:

University Departments of English in the State of Andhra Pradesh
Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad
British Library, Hyderabad.

8. For Further Clarifications Contact:

University Departments of Education in the state of Andhra Pradesh

9. Reference Books

1. John C. Maxwell (2002): The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader – Magna Books – Rs. 175/-
2. Speak English (2004): 1-8 Audiocassettes and Student’s Books (A course in speaking & Listening) – Orient Longman
3. E-learning Compact Disc (2003): PGRR Center for Distance Education, Osmania University
5. Multimedia resource –
6. For Online Books –
7. For a Collection of thesis –
8. For Journals –
9. E-learning –
10. Hello English (2004): 1-8 Communicating in the Real World – Orient Longman
11. New Connect (2004): For Communication 1-8 , Orient Longman
12. English is Easy (2004) : 1-8, Orient Longman
13. English Around Us (2004): 1 – 8, Orient Longman
14. John C. Maxwell (2002): Developing the Leader Within You – Magna Books – Rs. 175/-
15. Don R. Marshall (2002): The Four Elements of Successful Management – Magna Books – Rs. 175
16. Sowbhagyalakshmi C., Communicative Approach; Writing Skills in Second Language Telugu, 2002
17. Sunita Mishra & Muralikrishna .C , Communication Skills for Engineers, Pearson Education (Singapore) , 2004
18. Linguaphone 21 , Communication skills programme, 4 levels, Linguaphone Institute, London

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