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AGR 015 BASICS OF EXTENSION EDUCATION                                                                                 (1L+1P) III

Objective
  The course is intended to orient the remedial class students with the concept of extension education and its importance in agriculture development, important extension programmes, fundamentals of communication, rural sociology and extension teaching methods.

Theory

UNIT I
  Concepts and characteristics of  education process, objectives, philosophy and principles of extension education, historical development of extension education and community development in India. Ongoing agricultural extension programmes at National level, KVK, IVLP, Kisan Call Centre, Front line Demonstration and ATMA.

UNIT II
  Basic principles of teaching-learning process. Extension teaching methods. Audio-visual aids – preparation and use of posters, charts, flash cards, and flannel graphs, Handling of audio-visual equipment and projectors.

UNIT III
  Concept of rural sociology, social institutions, exposure to village institutions, rural value systems, culture, norms, process of socialization

UNIT IV
  Concept and elements of communication, Media of Communication – mass, group, interpersonal and traditional.

Practicals
  Preparation and use of visual aids – posters, charts, flash cards, flannel graphs etc., preparation of slides using powerpoint, handling of audio-visual equipments, effective presentation, exposure to village institutions, KVK, ATIC, Extension projects and Community Development Block Organisations, experimental exercise.

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