Sparkling_v2i1_January-March 2019
March 31, 2019
Sparkling_v2i2_April-June 2019
June 30, 2019

John Foundation Journal of EduSpark

(A Quarterly Peer Reviewed/Refereed Multidisciplinary Journal)

Volume 1 Issue 1 January - March 2019

ROLE OF INTERVENTIONS IN REDUCING ANXIETY AMONG WORKING ADULTS

* Priya M & **Kalyani Devi T

*Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
** Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Sri.Padmavati Mahila Viswavidyalayam, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Abstract


The present study aimed to identify the anxiety levels across various professions and also to anxiety reduction techniques for their betterment of life. A total sample of 648 working adults selected from various hospitals, IT industries, banks and Universities by simple random sampling technique and assessed their level of anxiety. The results revealed that IT employees were affected with high anxiety than other counterparts, and majority of doctors reported moderate anxiety. The high and moderate anxiety subjects were further taken for further assessment in control and experimental group. The experimental group were subjected to interventions like yoga, relaxation, deep breathing, music therapy and laughter therapy with the help of professional trainer. The results conclude that in experimental group, assistant professors still show high anxiety followed by bank managers. Doctors and bank managers were leading in low anxiety levels after intervention.

Keywords


anxiety, working adults, intervention.

THE THREATENING COASTAL EROSION IN THE WESTCOAST VILLAGES OF KANYAKUMARI DISTRICT

Kavitha G

Assistant Professor of Economics, S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract


Coastal erosion is a major challenge for the people who are living along the west coast villages in Kanyakumari district. In the last two decades, the coast became vulnerable to erosion resulting loss of life and property. The interface of land and sea has also become fragile and show a gradual and continuous ‘accretion’ or ‘eroding’ tendency over a longer time scales, threatened the communities with this change of coastline. The Arabian Sea is usually rough during south-west monsoon (June-September) with waves as high as 10-15 feets with strong wind. Even though many causes influenced in erosion, strong waves are the prime cause for this threat. In the last 30 years of observation by using remote sensing techniques, the shoreline varies by 679 meters. After the year 2000, less accretion and more erosion recorded in this coast. The Indian government take many efforts to mitigate coastal erosion by constructing groins and RMS walls, to protect the villages from erosion. Temporary remedial measures like dumping of stones are adopted at many places. As a part of permanent protection measure so as to create beach and retain them, a series of groin field has to be created in this coast.

Keywords


coastal erosion, shoreline, up-drift, down-drift, longshore currents.

DETECTION AND CLINICAL REFERENCE OF STRABISMIC CHILDREN AT COIMBATORE DISTRICT

Jeeva Shanthi P

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract


Strabismus (sometimes also called as “squint eyes” or “cross eyes”) means misalignment of the eyes. This makes it difficult or impossible for the brain to use the information from the two eyes together normally. Some children with strabismus (squint eyes) develop amblyopia (lazy eyes). Strabismus can also interfere with normal binocular vision. In India, ophthalmologist population ratio counts 1: 25,000. Hence this issue is neglected due to treatment back lock in cataract and major eye diseases. So, this situation necessitated and urged the education and rehabilitation professionals to identify the children with strabismus and children at risk for strabismus at earlier stage per se. Hence, a study is planned in the educational setting using indigenous techniques and devices. The present research study entitled encompasses primarily to identify the strabismic children at Coimbatore district and provide them clinical reference.

Keywords


misalignment, squint, vision, imbalance, rehabilitation.

EVALUATION OF STUDY SKILLS AMONG PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS

Pachaiyappan P

Associate Professor, GRT College of Education, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract


The purpose of the study is to find out the study skills among prospective teachers with respect to Gender, Locality, Medium of Instruction and Type of Management. Survey method was adopted to collect the relevant data for the present study. Study skills of student-teachers were evaluated by using the Study Skills Scale developed by the investigator. 320 B.Ed. student-teachers were randomly selected in Government, Government Aided and Private Colleges of Education in Chennai and Thiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu. For analyzing the data mean, standard deviation, ‘t’-test and F-test are used. The major findings of the study are: (i) there is no significant difference between male and female B.Ed. Student teachers in their Study Skills, (ii) there is a significant difference between the rural and urban B.Ed. Student teachers in their Study Skills, (iii) there is no significant difference between Tamil medium and English medium B.Ed. Student teachers in their study skills, and (iv) there is a significant difference among B.Ed. student teachers from government, government aided and private colleges of education in their study skills.

Keywords


study skills, prospective teachers, student-teachers, study habits, teacher training.

USAGE OF CONCEPT MAP FOR ORGANIZING AND COMPREHENDING LEARNING AND TEACHING

Judith Dorothy Sujeetha T

Ph.D Scholar, Department of Education, Mother Teresa University, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract


Concept maps are graphic representations of topics, ideas, and their relationship. The usage of concept maps as a teaching strategy was first developed by J.D. Novak of Cornell University in the early 1980’s. It was derived from Ausubels learning theory which places central emphasis on the influence of student’s prior knowledge on subsequent meaningful learning. Teaching has been considered the act of transferring information from the teacher to the learner which was seen as an empty vessel to be filled with knowledge. The art of teaching became the art of presenting information. Teachers can use concept maps as a pre-reading strategy by inviting students to share what they already know about a particular concept. Concept map promotes conceptualization from the standpoint of meaningful learning points up that the meaning of new knowledge is constructed through its interaction with specifically relevant prior knowledge. This paper highlights the benefits of concept map in organising the ideas for teaching, learning and described its use as a tool to improve meaningful learning.

Keywords


concept map, meaningful learning, concepts, ideas, graphic representation.