MA in EnglishMadras Christian College
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MA in English
An Action Research Seminar cum Workshop was conducted in April 2010 to implement enquiry-centred curriculum compacting to maximize outcome-based initiatives. As James McKernan rightly asserts in Curriculum and Imagination: Process theory, Pedagogy and Action Research (2008) "a teacher's voice is essential for action research." Accordingly, all the course teachers participated in open ended and free discussions to recontextualize learning intensive paradigms within a new competency-based curriculum to innovate a real-world syllabus. The free and impartial discussions ensured a proper understanding of contentious issues and facilitated collaborative decision making which in turn optimized process-based staff empowerment.
The Department decided on six poems and five essays to be taught throughout all the four semesters. Additionally, a play, a novel and six short stories were to be taught in the first, second and third semesters respectively. Furthermore, in addition to the routine writing units being taught throughout the first three semesters it was decided to implement a mastery-focused writing module during the fourth semester to prepare the students for the campus placement tests. Moreover, during the first semester it was also decided to incorporate a remedial component to leverage performance-driven scaffolding to integrate the linguistically challenged learners into outcome based mainstream instruction.
The special papers offered at UG and PG levels are Women's Writing, Literary Theory and Criticism, Myth and Literature, Indian Theatre, Shakespearean Criticism, European Classics in Translation, ELT and Eco-literature.
This is a self financed course.