While the task of Teaching Practice (TP) of a B.ed course is being held practically, the University of Kashmir (KU) has asked its students to go for online TP or find a group of students enrolled in government schools to complete the process.
One of the B.ed students said it was very tough for them to teach students online or to find a group of students that also from the government schools.
“The exercise of TP is a practical thing and it cannot be done online. There are many things which every student cannot do like there are some female students who cannot go for online teaching even on those applications that are not secure,” she said.
She also said that students have no issues in appearing for online classes but teaching the students is not feasible for them.
The students said that they were getting the marks of TP from the feedback of the respective school authorities, but now they are confused how KU will evaluate the marks of their TP.
They also said, “The fresher’s need a guidance to hold TP classes and if the KU administration is asking us to go for online classes, nobody will be guiding us.”
Director of Distance Education KU, Tariq Ahmad Chisti said the students have to conduct a class only which students can do easily.
“90 percent of students perusing B.ed are either government or a private teacher that means they know and have experience how to teach. I think only 10 percent of the students are fresher’s, we have instructed them either to create an online batch so that they can teach the students of government schools in their respective localities,” Chisti said.
He said, “We have also told them that if they have a few students (4-5) at their respective homes that are enrolled in any government or government recognized institutions, they can teach them offline.”
Chisti said, “We will evaluate the process of all compulsory elements in July including of internship, teaching practice, and micro-teaching and if they completed the process by that time.”
He said later KU will call them in the campus for viva purposes if the situation will be feasible. “However, in case if the situation will remain the same as of now we will evaluate them online,” Chisti said.