Introduction

The Department of Foundations of Education was established as part of the College of Education in 1956. The aim of this department was to produce trained teachers with the knowledge of philosophical foundations of education. Since the implementation of National Education System Plan in 1971, the provision of teacher training was made compulsory for the school teachers. Since then the need for imparting the knowledge of different foundations: philosophical, sociological, historical, psychological, and research were felt essential for school teachers, educators, and planners. Consequently, different courses under foundations of education had been introduced at various education programs at the university level. These courses are made compulsory to all the students with different specialization under the education stream.

The courses offered to provide comprehensive theoretical knowledge and understanding related to philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, curriculum, measurement, and research in education. It helps to comprehend new trends of education, to acquaint them with the innovation, creativity, new pattern of teaching and their application in the related fields. It also assists to face with the current issues developing critical and scientific outlook towards education. The diversified core courses under foundations of education are the bases for all the specialized areas under the faculty of education.

Courses offered

The Department of Foundations of Education also offers courses for one-year B.Ed. in Science Education, Early Childhood Education, and for Special Needs Education for those students who are graduated from other faculties. Among the fourteen different academic departments under Central Department of Education, the Department of Foundations of Education is handling all the core courses under these sixteen departments. For one-year B.Ed. program total of three courses is offered as core subjects that contribute 50% of the program. Similarly, at M.Ed. level seven courses are offered which constitutes 21 credits (30.4%) out of 69 credit of the whole program. This means that the department of foundations of education is managing almost one-third courses of each of the whole sixteen departments under the faculty of education. The details of the courses offered under the Department of Foundations of Education are presented below.

 

 

Year/

Course

 

Credits

 

Nature

 

Level

Course Title

Full Marks

Of

 

Sem.

Code

(hours)

 

 

 

 

Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philosophical

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed. 412

& Sociological

150 hrs

100

Theory

 

 

 

Foundations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of Education

 

 

 

 

B.

One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational

 

 

 

 

Ed.

Year

Ed. 413

150 hrs

100

Theory

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed. 414

And

150 hrs

100

Theory

 

 

 

 

Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed. 511

Foundations

3 (48 hrs)

100

Theory

 

 

of Education

 

1st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester

Ed. 513

Advance Educational

3 (48 hrs)

100

Theory

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed. 521

Curriculum Practice

3 (48 hrs)

100

Theory

 

2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester

Ed. 522

Education

3 (48 hrs)

100

Theory

 

 

 

 

and Development

M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed.

 

 

Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed. 532

Methodology

3 (48 hrs)

100

Theory

 

 

 

in Education

 

 

 

 

3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester

 

Measurement

 

 

 

 

 

Ed. 533

And

3 (48 hrs)

100

Theory

 

 

Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in Ed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th

Ed.541

Contemporary

3 (80 hrs)

100

Theory +

 

Semester

Educational Issues

Pr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Faculty Members

 

 

 

Dr. Sushan Acharya

 

Reader

 

 

Dhruba Raj Khanal

 

Lecturer

 

 

Rabindra Shiwakoti

 

Lecturer

 

 

Toya Nath Adhikari

 

Lecturer

 

 

Ram Babu Mandal

 

Lecturer

 

 

Chola Kanta Ghimire

Lecturer

 

 

Indira Rijal

 

Lecturer

 

 

Dr. Indra Mani Rai

 

Lecturer

 

 

Giriraj Upadhyay

 

Teaching Assistant

Manoj Bhandari

 

Teaching Assistant

Baburam Rai

 

Teaching Assistant