This course is designed for enabling students in understanding and applying key concepts of theories of learning. It focuses on the theoretical aspects of psychology related to learning and behavior. The course deals with key issues in the psychology of learning, such as nurture and nature, retention and meaningfulness in learning, cognition and behavior, to name but a few. The course aims at helping students to acquire key issues linked with various schoolings of learning theories such as instrumentalist, cognitivism, and constructivists. Likewise, the course also is a space for discussing instrumentalists learning theories arising from behaviorist school whereas the course further helps students discuss cognitivist and constructivist learning theories. While the course aims to provide opportunities to explore sociocultural theories of learning, it also gives emphasis on contemporary issues associated with the psychology of learning, such as artificial intelligence, neurobiology, and information processing models.
This course is designed for preparing students to analyze and practice policy discourse that includes problem analysis, decision making, challenges, policy implementation, and policy evaluation in TVET sector at all levels of TVET governance both in national and international context. The course also deals with TVET governance at different levels, a) a macro, b) meso, and c) micro context, i.e. at national/federal, provincial, and local levels.
- Teacher: Binayak Thapa
This course is designed for making students capable of examining curriculum issues, trends, and innovations in curriculum design in TVET. It also focuses on current research in TVET curriculum and its practical application in instruction. In addition, special attention is given to the development of occupational curriculum and the linkages between the academic and the real world of work. The course also discusses the competency-based curriculum and skills and knowledge needed for it.
This course is designed for providing students with theoretical and practical knowledge of quality assurance and program evaluation and their importance and use in the TVET sector. It also provides skills for performing TVET program evaluation including principles of a TVET quality assurance system and the establishment of TVET quality standards. The course also focuses on providing insights on interlocking components for monitoring and evaluation with reference to finance, access and equity, participation as well as quality and relevance.
This course is prepared for equipping students with the basic concepts, processes, and techniques related to entrepreneurship, start-ups, and enterprise development. It develops an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset in them and facilitates them to develop and apply their ideas for starting-up their own enterprise as well as for institutions, projects, or policy-making bodies. The course also deals with the concept of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise.
- Teacher: Binayak Thapa