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Providing Professional Education in Social and Human Development

PRIA Continuing Education (PCE) has been established by PRIA, an international center for learning and promotion of participation and governance, for transferring its experience, knowledge and learning of over 25 years. This vast pool of knowledge and learning has been synthesized and packaged into distance education programmes.

Overview of Courses starting 1st April 2008:

Duration: 3 months

Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree

Nature: Certificate Programmes in Distance Mode

Key Features:

(a) National & International subject experts;

(b) Internet-based interactive discussion forums;

(c) Evaluation on the basis of written assignments;

(d) Self-explanatory course material



Courses offered:

International Perspectives in Participatory Research

Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Certificate in International Perspectives in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Certificate in Civil Society Building

Certificate in Understanding Gender in Society (English / Hindi)

Certificate in Panchayati Raj Institutions in India (English / Hindi)

Certificate in International Dimensions of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning



Overview of Courses:

a. Certificate in International Perspectives in Participatory Research

(Joint certification of University of Victoria, Canada and PRIA)

This programme is a unique collaborative initiative of PCE in India and Continuing Studies, University of Victoria located in British Columbia, Canada. The programme aims at sharing insights developed from both the Development Sector world and the academic world. Practitioners from both India and Canada have designed this programme. This programme is an introduction to the practice and theory of community-based participatory research and evaluation from the global perspective. The emphasis is on participatory research and evaluation, community action and community transformation. Examples are drawn from international case studies.

Issues of partnership, degrees of participation, and guidelines for practice are featured along with innovative ways of creating and representing knowledge in a community-based context. Completion of this programme will enable learners to design and conduct participatory research and evaluate projects in their own communities.

You may register and view more details at:http://priaeducation.org/ipprnov.php

b. Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

(In collaborative partnership with CIS ( Unit of International Labour Organisation)

Management of health and safety in the workplace is not only a legal and moral obligation; it also makes good business sense. Attention to safety and employee welfare issues can yield valuable returns in improving employee morale, reducing absenteeism and maintaining productivity, while cutting costs arising from accidents and compensations thereof. Health and safety is often regarded as being separate from other workplace issues. As health and safety laws often involve technical issues, laypersons feel that only experts can deal with such matters.

PRIA's learning and experiences of the last two decades, however, defies this myth. We believe most accidents happen because they have not been prevented, thus safety is a key issue. This Programme titled "Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety' is designed to provide learners with basic information, resources, discussion questions and interactive opportunities that motivate an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety. The Programme is based on two decades of PRIA's involvement with the issue.

From its inception PRIA's work focused on capacity building and demystifying the concepts and practices of the Occupational Health and Safety. The methodology and case studies used in the programme are on the one hand tested in the field set u pand on the other enriched by PRIA's networking with experts and practitioners. Seven units are offered as part of the course.

Further information is also available at:http://priaeducation.org/ohs.php







c. Certificate in International Perspectives in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

(Joint certification of University of Victoria, Canada and PRIA)

c. Certificate in International Perspectives in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

(Joint certification of University of Victoria, Canada and PRIA)

The course aims to strengthen critical understanding on concepts and approaches to participatory monitoring and evaluation for ensuring inclusive development and effective governance.

The meanings of and inter-relationship between the processes of monitoring and evaluation and how they relate to processes of planning are discussed. The course brings forth the diverse contexts in which monitoring and evaluation are carried out, thus, emphasizing the relevance of monitoring and evaluation for development and governance. The differences between conventional and participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation are effectively discussed. The course explores the origins and principles of participatory monitoring and evaluation , and enables the learners to use innovative methods of participatory monitoring and evaluation. It familiarises the learners with international exemplars and effectively covers the operational aspects of participatory monitoring and evaluation.

You may register and view more details at: http://priaeducation.org/ippme.php



d.Certificate in Civil Society Building

The programme discusses meanings, origins, functions, and interpretations of the terms in Civil Society. Starting with the analysis of historical and cultural roots of Civil Society, the course moves on to debate the current nature and functions of Civil Society Organisations. The trinity of State, Market and Civil Society has been closely examined for the learners.

Examples of the work of Civil Society Organisations in the field of development have been demonstrated. The course also analyses emerging issues and challenges for CSOs and suggests some practical ways in which Civil Society Organisations can help to strengthen democracy and improve governance. It discusses the need and methodology of capacity building in CSOs. Using a futuristic approach, the course evaluates the effects of globalisation on Civil Society and challenges expected in the future.

You may register and view more details at: http://priaeducation.org/csb.php



e. Certificate in Understanding Gender in Society (English / Hindi)

The programme demonstrates realities like gender stereotyping and patriarchy that still exist in our society. Discussing the socialization processes, the course gives the learner new perspectives and ways of understanding gender. It discusses the various forms of gender-based violence in public and private domains. The course helps the learner in evaluating various institutions like media, law and educational institutions where gender bias still exists in evident as well as hidden forms. The learner is informed about the correlation between gender and health issues like HIV/AIDS. The course assists the learner in understanding all major and minor components that go into creating a gender sensitive environment.

You may register and view more details at:: http://priaeducation.org/Gender.php



f. Certificate in Panchayati Raj Institutions in India (English / Hindi)

Starting with the evolution of the Panchayati Raj, the course gives a detailed description of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act & state conformity Acts. The need of democratic decentralization is focused upon in order to help the learners understand its conceptual & analytical framework. Democratic mandate including constitutional provisions and key trends for Panchayat elections, sixth round table resolutions, pre-election voters' awareness campaign (PEVAC) and statutory provisions are described in detail. The course also gives in-depth knowledge on the status of gram sabha meetings, significant issues related to gram sabha and enabling factors in the functioning of gram sabha on the basis of PRIA's grassroots experience. It assists the learner in understanding and developing methods of mobilization of the gram sabha.

The course also takes care of informing the learners about strengthening financial capacities of PRIs through devolution of financial powers to panchayats, fiscal decentralization and citizen engagement in fiscal process of panchayat. It introduces the concept of participatory local planning, citizen leadership & citizen collectives. It illustrates successful cases where citizens have utilized right to information (RTI) act.

You may register and view more details at:http://priaeducation.org/prii.php


g. Certificate in International Dimensions of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

(Joint certification of University of Victoria, Canada and PRIA)

The course reviews international efforts to develop common goals and common strategies (and policies to attain them) and to impose adult learning as a basic human right worldwide. It presents the debate surrounding the concept of lifelong learning, various ways of structuring adult education, and common issues of participation, financing, and access.

The programme has been designed so as to discuss the field's main philosophical frameworks, its key concepts, theories, and thinkers. It brings forth the ongoing debates surrounding these key concepts and theories from an international perspective. The course starts with introduction of the history of adult education, including the most internationally influential events and adult education movements in its evolution determining how cross-border influences were the early features of the field.

Major international organizations and networks that are currently active in the field have been identified and their roles in the field have been discussed. Exemplification of contemporary issues that are currently salient in adult education and lifelong learning praxis has been done through concrete examples from different countries and regions of the world, while highlighting international co-operation on the issue.

You may register and view more details at: http://priaeducation.org/idaell.php





Why PCE for you?


Value addition for professional upward movement

National & International subject experts

Internet-based interactive discussion forums

Evaluation on basis of written assignments

Learning at ones own place and pace

No geographical barriers

Cost effective

2 way didactic communication

Virtual interaction through the Bulletin Board

Multimedia approach

Self-explanatory course material

Certificate Courses - 1st, April - 30th June 2008
Registration and Fees

Code /Course
Fee In Rupees and USD

IPPR05- International Perspectives in Participatory Research.


Rs.5000/- Or 250 US $ for applicants outside India.

OHS06- Occupational Health and Safety


Rs.5000/- Or 250 US $ for applicants outside India.



IPPME07-International Perspectives in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
Rs.5000/- Or 250 US $ for applicants outside India.



CSB06- Civil Society Building


Rs.5000/- Or 250 US $ for applicants outside India.



AELL07 - Certificate in International Dimensions of Adult Education and Life Long Learning


Rs.5000/- Or 250 US $ for applicants outside India.

PRI06- Panchayati Raj Institutions in India (local-self governance)


Rs.5000/- Or 250 US $ for applicants outside India.

GM06- Understanding Gender in Society


Rs.5000/- Or 250 US $ for applicants outside India.



ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Eligibility: All the above certificate programmes invite applications from Indian as well as International students. The minimum required qualification is Bachelor's degree in any subject.

Mode of Delivery: The Certificate programmes are offered in a distance mode, making learning accessible through part time study, outside working hours. Distance delivery includes print materials, audio-visual CDs, guest faculty and immediate and engaged communication through bulletin board.

Duration: Each certificate programme is of 3 months duration and the session starts from 1st April to 30th June 2008.

Medium of Instruction: The programmes will be delivered in English (PRI & Gender are in Hindi also) .

Credits and evaluation: All the certificate programmes are of 8-credits and involve 240 hours of study. Evaluation will be based on written assignments in the form of reflection papers, case study analysis and project work.

Payment of Fee: The fee is to be paid in Demand Draft drawn in favor of " Society for Participatory Research in Asia", payable in New Delhi.

The fee can also be transferred The details of the Bank are:

Name of the Account Holder : Society for Participatory Research In Asia,
Name of the Bank : American Express Bank Ltd.,
Address of the Bank : Hamilton House , Block A, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110001
Account No : 320136794
Swift Code No : AEIBINDX

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: The last date for registration is Monday, March 10, 2008 (first come first serve basis). Registration forms may be downloaded from the website, or e-mail education@pria.org to obtain the same.



Team involved in course development and delivery



Alkazi, Feisal, Education Consultant, Creative Learning for Change, New Delhi.

Ara Shabeen, (Dr.), Coordinator, PRIA Continuing Education,New Delhi.

Ball, Colin , Former Director, The Commonwealth Foundation, UK.

Bandyopadhyay, Kaustuv Kanti (Dr.), National Coordinator of Urban Governance programme, PRIA.

Bhatt,Nandita, Programme Officer, PRIA Continuing Education, New Delhi.

Brown, David. L. (Dr.), Director, International Programs, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University.

Clover, Darlene E (Dr.), Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, Canada.

Dale, Priyanka, Executive Programe (PRI), PRIA, New Delhi.

Dass Purvi, Head, Project Monitoring Unit, PRIA, New Delhi.

Dragne, Cornelia, University of Victoria, Canada.

Dwivedi, Shailendra, (Dr.), Fellow, PRIA Continuing Education, New Delhi.

Dwivedi Anju, Regional Manager of West Zone, PRIA, Jaipur.

Etmanski, Catherine (Dr.), Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, Canada.

Farrell,Martha, Director, PRIA Continuing Education, New Delhi.

Geri Rowlatt, University of Victoria, Canada.

Hall, Budd, (Dr.), Director, Office of Community Based Research, University of Victoria, Canada.

Hood, Robin J., University of Victoria, Canada

Jain, Priti, Education Consultant, Creative Learning for Change, New Delhi.

Jaitli,Harsh, Director, PRIA Consultancy, New Delhi.

Jaitli Namrata, Fellow, PRIA Continuing Education, New Delhi.

Jain, S.P (Dr.), Former Director, National Institute of Rural Development, Andhra Pradesh.

Jena.T.K, (Dr.), Reader, School of Health Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi.

Pant, Mandakini (Dr.), Fellow, PRIA Continuing Education, and New Delhi.

Patrick, Ian, (Dr.), Principal Capacity Building Specialist at INTRAC, Oxford, UK.

Rai, Manoj, National Coordinator, (PRI), PRIA, New Delhi.

Sinha, B.K (Dr.), Executive Director, CENCORD, Bihar.

Saiyed, H.N. (Dr.), Director (Rtd.), National Institute of Occupational Health, Gujarat.

Tandon, Rajesh, (Dr.), President, PRIA, New Delhi.







Contact details:

Ms. Martha Farrell

Director

PRIA Continuing Education

42, Tughlakabad Institutional Area

New Delhi -110062 India

Ph: (011) 2995 608, 2996 0931/32/33

Fax: (011) 2995 5183

Email: education@pria.org, info@pria.org

Web: www.priaeducation.org

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