Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) programme is a specifically designed package for in-service untrained teachers working in primary/ upper primary schools of different states of the country. The programme has been developed by the Academic Department, NIOS on the initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, keeping in view the NCF 2005, RTE 2009 and NCFTE 2010. The Programme aims at enabling the target group to develop the skills, competencies, attitudes and understanding to make teaching and learning more effective
, students have been found working devotionally, understanding the attitudes and needs of their students and the physical requirements of the school. They have been role-models of leadership at local level democracy and also performing special responsibilities efficiently if any assigned to them. They have been also honoured and credited in their respective field across the educational world of Gujarat. Such kind of Lokbharti Adhyapan Mandir has some special features as follows: • Efforts are made to impart the training for the understanding of original nature and interrelationship of the education, teacher, students and parents, so that they can justify their teaching profession in future. • Character-building process is concretized through community life, domestic-duties, self-dependence, co-education, physical labour, khadi, simplicity, collective prayer, festival, cultural programme, songs-music, sports, students’ council, Lokbharti-orientation camp, service-oriented duties, Sarvodaypatra, etc. • Co-curricular programmes such as lectures, group discussions, self-study, subject-related field work/rural area visits, seminars/workshops, guest lectures, village internship, gramjivan sampark yatra, kindergarten camp, work-experience placement, educational tours/visits, film-shows, self-cooking-nature study camp, sky-gazing, etc. shape our teaching and learning process variegated, interesting, live and fruitful. • Socially useful productive physical labour, gardening, kitchen-garden, spinning yarn-camp, etc. beget the sense of respect and sensitivity towards the laborers. Skill strength development and the pride of labour are cultivated among the students by allotting them labour-work every year engaging them into various socially useful productive works. • The training s/he receives here regarding cleanliness and beautification will be helpful to him/her making the school campus attractive and beautiful in future. • The trained teacher of this section can make the teaching-learning process interesting, easy and life-oriented with the appropriate application of TLMs (Teaching Learning Materials), songs with acting, story telling, role-plays and various activities. • Apart from the craft of spinning and agriculture, training of computer is compulsory. • The education devoid of fear, prize-lure and competitions assists to achieve the balanced-development, attaining the mutual love, respect and co-operative service-attitude. • Along with the skills, the due emphasis on the language-behavior and community life makes the student polite and responsible. • All curricular activities train students about the methods of teaching and learning, developing scientific vision and research attitude. Active participation is sought during the science-extension activities of the primary schools, held by Lok-Vigyan Kendra (Community Science Centre) inside and out-side the campus. • Off-campus and in-campus activities devoted to the integrated education of Hand, Head and Heart, provide opportunities for the self-confidence and personality development. • Use of modern educational technology (ICT enabled learning) creates here enough scope to match up with the contemporary trends of Nation. Due emphasis is given to the study of English language and computer-internet-application as a part of their syllabus.