Syllabus | B. Ed. | EPC 4: Understanding the Self

EPC 4: Understanding the Self

S. No Topic Domain Hours
Unit – I
  • Knowing one’s True Potential
    • Concept of Self and Self Identity, Self-Esteem, Aspects of Development of the Inner Self, Self-Development Strategies
    • Factors contributing to Self Development
    • Self and Identity: Adult-Child gaps
  • Introspection: Concept, Advantages and its role for Understanding the Self
  • Communication Skills and Soft skills
    • Forms of Self-Expression: Personal Constructs, Social Constructs
    • Autobiography as a Means of Self Expression
Must Know


Desirable to Know

Nice to Know


Unit – II Peace, Progress and Harmony

  • Locus of Control: Types and their effect on Self Management
  • Stress Management and Techniques of Relaxation
  • Social Interaction and Group Influence (Social Bonds, Group Formation, Cooperation & Competition)
  • Socio-cultural, Historical and Political influences in shaping the Professional Identity
  • Values and Professional Ethics as a teacher to live in harmony with one’s self and Surroundings
  • The Role of Teacher as Facilitator and Partner in well-being among Learners
Must Know


Desirable to Know


Nice to Know



Sessional Work:

  • Exploring the ‘known’ and ‘unknown’ self in relation to what one and others know about oneself and what others do not know (individual activity)
  • Reflecting, Recording and Sharing of critical moments in one’s life (individual activity and presentations)
  • Reflections on Critical Moments in the Lives of Peers (small group activity)
  • Exploring one’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT analysis)
  • Group activities involving Community Participation
  • Write a Self-Reflective Journal (approx.600-800 words)
  • Elaborate your own values towards self and society
  • Report on Stress Management Techniques


Suggested Reading:

  • Goel, B. S. (1988). Psycho-Analysis and Meditation, Third Eye Foundation of India, Sonepat, Haryana.
  • Snyder, C.R. (2011). Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths. Sage Publishers.
  • Topichik, G.S. (2008). Managing Workplace Negativity, PHI, Delhi.
  • Kaul, H.K. (2013). Yoga Asana for Everyone. Surjeet Publishers.
  • Hadfield, J. A. (1983). Psychology and Morals, Methuen & Co. London.
  • Charles, K. and Arul, V. (2015). Peace and Value Education, Selvi Publishers.
  • Feldonan, R.S. (2009). Essentials of Understanding Psychology Seventh Edition, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi.
  • Kubalker, R. (2015). Know your Stress-Manage Your Stress, Neel Kamal Publishers.
  • Sheron, B. (2008). The Presentation Skills Workshop, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi.
  • Steve, D. (2012). The Basics of Communication: A Relational Perspective, Sage Publishers.