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An education degree can open the door for working and teaching in schools as well as carrying out research into how we learn.


SAM Global University Adopts:

Choice Based Credit System

 

Choice based credit system (CBCS), provides a learning platform wherein the student or knowledge seeker has the flexibility to choose their course from a list of elective, core and soft skill courses. This is a student-centric approach forlearning or acquiring higher education.

The conventional system of Higher Education didn’t give much scope to students. The course and content was predefined, redundant and was not up-to-date. For students to apply their knowledge later in their work environment, business or life; the conventional isolated courses lacked contemporary appropriateness. Choice Based Credit System not only opens pathways for learning opportunities but also manifests learning goals and objectives. CBCS follows a credit system which is attached to course components offered to students. A credit system for higher education measures various parameters like student performance, outcomes, entrepreneurship skills, contact hours, innovation and creativity talents, etc.

This CBCS system is an initiative of University Grants Commission (UGC); which enhances and promotes educational liberalization of existing conventional higher education models.

Advantages

 
  • The student has an option to choose inter/multi-disciplinary courses too.
  • Based on the IQ level of individual student; a mentor guides them to select courses.
  • It promotes group work, research and community involvement.
  • It gives prospects to the learner to earn certification through a walk-in/walk-out approach.
  • Provides students with greater flexibility in choice of courses.
  • Students can choose courses at basic or advanced level.
  • Learners acquire job oriented skills.
  • Students progress at their own tempo.
  • Highly motivated students get the chance to gain extra credits.
  • CBCS System not only bridges the gap between professional and social exposure but also provides holistic education.

Continuous Evaluation System

 

Testing students on the basis of knowledge that they acquire from classes, books, and videos are not sufficient. Many atimes, students are excellent when it comes to studying the course out of a well-written book. However, the challenge lies in testing the student on something more. This is often in relation to the curriculum and the course.

If a student is able to score excellent grades in a written test or a viva, this is great! However, it does not show how the student is able to differentiate themselves with others. In order to be able to test the student on various skills, continuous assessment is crucial. Also, over the past few years, students have proven that they can burn the midnight oil and get their grades. But this does not showcase the knowledge that they have acquired over a period of time from the course. Therefore, continuously and regularly assessing and testing their performance on the various parameter is critical.

Continuous assessment can help students learn in the following ways:

Continuous assessment can provide early indications of the performance of students.


Higher learning standards for all

In a system of continuous assessment, advanced students can progress through material at their own pace and remain engaged by pursuing more challenging work as they master the basics.

An increased sense of inclusiveness

Continuous assessment provides students with a constant stream of opportunities to prove their mastery of material and sends the message that everyone can succeed if given enough time and practice. This reduces the anxiety around testing and heightens the emphasis on the learning itself.

 

There are certain characteristic features of continuous assessment that makes it different from the mainstream tests. They are as follows.

  • They are regular and frequent in nature.
  • Also, continuous assessment can either be an intensive tool or a relaxed yet efficient technique.
  • They focus primarily on the course module and ensure that they are treated as regular feedback.
  • Moreover, the form of the continuous assessment can be different than usual, considering the final objectives.
  • The continuous assessment technique is an effective instrument to determine and develop competencies.
  • This method is comprehensive, cumulative, diagnostic, formative, guidance-oriented and systematic in nature.

 

There are 3 main primary purpose for continuous assessment:

Enhance student’s learning

Continuous and comprehensive assessment of the knowledge that the student acquires during the course of the module is very important. Moreover, this ensures that the student invests considerable time in studying, preparing and building on academic skills. This also ensures that the studentis in constant touch with the curriculum and all that it has to offer.

A constant, continuous and regular assessment of student performance and learning is the key to build a competent and skilled prospective workforce.

Improve the faculty’s teaching skills

The pressure of continuous assessment can ensure optimum performance of the teachers as well. Let’s say that a particular curriculum only has 1 final examination for 100 marks at the end of its course. In this case, the students, as well as the teachers, will find the necessity to consistently perform throughout the term and not only towards the end of the course, making it a great performance improviser.


Improve the education and institutional assessment system

An education system that understands the importance of comprehensive assessment is great. Not only does this kind of system portray development but also shows how serious they are when it comes to providing opportunities and enhance student performance.