FUNDAMENTALS OF RURAL SOCIOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
COURSE NO: AEXT 291, B.Sc. (Ag.) II YEAR
PREPARED BY Dr. S.V.PRASAD ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND HEAD DEPARTMENT OF EXTENSION EDUCATION S.V.AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE TIRUPATI-517502
ACHARYA N.G. RANGA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
ACHARYA N.G. RANGA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY COURSE OUTLINE 1. Course No. 2. Course Title : AEXT 291 : Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology 3. Credit Hours 4. General Objectives : 2(1+1) : To impart knowledge to the students on sociological and psychological aspects of rural people and to acquaint with some important features of rural society 5. Specific Objectives a) Theory By the end of course, students will be able to i. Understand concept of rural sociology, its importance in agricultural extension, characteristics of Indian rural society ii. Understand social groups, social stratification, culture, social values, social control and attitudes, leadership and training iii. Understand concept of educational psychology, intelligence, personality,
perceptions, emotions, frustration, motivation, teaching and learning b) Practical By the end of practical exercises, students will, be able to i. Acquaint with characteristics of rural society, village institutions and social organizations ii. iii. iv. Select lay leaders and train them Assess personality types, leadership types and emotions of human beings Create a training situation under village conditions
A) Theory Lecture Outlines 1. Sociology and rural sociology, extension education, agricultural extension - meaning and definitions 2. Importance of rural sociology in agricultural extension and their interrelationship 3. Characteristics of Indian, rural society - differences and relationships between rural and urban societies 4. Social group(s) - classification - formation and organization of groups role of social groups in agricultural extension 5. Social stratification - meaning - forms - class system and caste system 6. Culture and different cultural concepts and. their role in agricultural extension 7. Social values, social control and attitudes types and their role in agricultural extension 8. Leadership - meaning - classification of leaders - roles of a leader and different methods in selection of a leader 9. Training of leaders - lay and professional leaders - advantages and limitations in using local leaders in agricultural extension
10. Psychology and educational psychology - meaning - scope and importance 11. Intelligence - meaning - types - factors and importance in agricultural extension 12. Personality - meaning - types - factors and importance in agricultural extension 13. Perception, emotions and frustration - meaning - types - factors and importance in agricultural extension , 14. Motivation - meaning - types of motives - theories of motivation importance of motivation in agricultural extension 15. Teaching, learning, learning experience and learning situation - meaning and definition -elements of learning situation and its characteristics 16. Principles of :learning and their implications in teaching - steps in extension teaching, B) Practical Class Outlines 1. Visit to a village to study the characteristics of rural society 2. Visit to village institutions - school or cooperative society or gram Panchayat 3. Visit to social organizations - youth club or milk cooperative centre or Water Users Association 4. Visit to a village to conduct the selection of a lay leader based on sociogram technique 5. Visit to a village to identify different social groups to which the farmers are associated 6. Visit to a village to list out the taboos, folkways, rituals and social values in the village 7. Administering psychological tests by students to assess level of intelligence of human beings 8. Administering psychological tests by students to assess the personality types of human beings 9. Conducting role play technique by the students to...
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