Value Education

About the course

The basic objective of Madras Christian College is to impart human values through sound learning. The thrust areas of MCC during its 173 years of existence can be broadly classified into Academic Excellence, Spiritual Vitality and Social Concern.  Building of society which is centered around ethics and human values that would guide all activities in an attempt to preserve the dignity of the individual and the well being of the entire human race is the primary vision of MCC.  To achieve such a society it is necessary to develop younger generation who would be able to identify and practice the desired ethical, spiritual and human values that would enrich human life.  In order to build such a younger generation MCC is offering Value Education Programme to its students. 

Value Education Programme is one of the important aspects of the education process in MCC. The genesis of this programme is traced back to moral instruction/ religious studies programmes of earlier years.  Under the present day context the Value Education Programme comprises of different components such as Social Ethics, Christian Studies, Social Studies and Gender Studies.

This value – oriented, interdisciplinary programme is offered in the first year of all our UG courses.  In the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) pattern, Value Education Programme comes under mandatory credit courses and carries 2 credits.  The pedagogical methods used in Value Education classes include chalk and talk, case studies, group discussions, guest lectures, etc.  the evaluation process has to components – End of Semester Examination (ESE) of three hours duration and continuous assessment (CA).  The CA component includes tests, seminars, projects, assignments and term pares.  A minimum of 35% marks in the ESE and CA marks put together a minimum of 40% marks are needed to get a pass in the Value Education Programme.

It is the duty of any educational institution to produce the best citizens for tomorrows India. MCC strongly believes in the inculcation of values that shapes an individual and helps him take the right path in his quest for perfection.

The details of the faculty members in-charge are as follows

Huldah Samuel
Convener, Value Education 

Tabitha Durai
Associate Coordinator, Social Ethics

E. Caroline Victoria
Associate Coordinator, Christian Studies

Dr.Caroline Victoria
Associate Coordinator, Gender Studies

Prof. David Abraham Albert
Associate Coordinator, Social Studies

Outreach Programme

The objective of the programme is to help teachers in schools to acquaint themselves with modalities and content necessary to impart value education to pupils in schools.  It is an interactive one-day programme and the areas of concern are personal growth and value clarifications.  Certificate for attending the training programme will be provided.

The college has well-equipped trainers who have had exposure to, and experience in, methodologies and skills required for training trainers.  Those who wish to avail this outreach programme facility may contact either the convener, Value Education or one of the coordinators of the different units under Value Education such as Social Ethics, Social Studies, Christian Studies and Gender Studies.

Syllabus

Value Education - I Social Ethics (2015 – 2016 onwards)
1

Value Education

Values- Components- Social Ethics- Definition and Importance- Issues of Bias and Neutrality in evolving ethical principles- Building up ethics/values in students- building up of character.

2

Individuals and Society

Role of individuals in society- Role of ethics in individuals, family, community, and society- Role of Marriage, love, sex and divorce- role of religion in ethic -ethical issues in Childcare.

3

Politics and Ethics

Constitution- Justice, Equality, Freedom and Human Dignity- Govt. Institutions concerning ethics- NGOs concerning ethics- Human Rights (Men, Women and Child rights) – Issues of Caste, Class, Religion and Politics- National Integration. 

4

Economics and Ethics

Economic development and ethics- Professional ethics- Work ethics- Business ethics- Ethical dilemmas among youth in the context of changing economic scenario- Economic crimes- Bribery, Corruption, Immorality etc.- Priorities of Indian Economy- Poverty, Unemployment, Illiteracy, and Inequality.

5

Role of Globalization in changing value systems

Wars: Nuclear, Chemical and Biological warfare- Terrorism- Racism and Ethnic unrest/conflicts- Environmental Degradation- Refugee crisis- Problems of Migration- Role of Science and Technology- Issues of Cloning etc