Capabilities Approach for Educating Women --- a Flyover ‘Mooc'

Monday, July 14, 2014: 11:00 AM
Room: F202
Oral Presentation
Ishita CHATURVEDI , Sales and Marketing, Robert Kennedy College, India
Manjeet CHATURVEDI , Department of Sociology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Capabilities Approach for Educating Women --- A Flyover ‘MOOC' Enabling of women is an extremely delayed and stuck in many cultures because of the gross inadequacy or lack of education - education in class rooms (training of skills and knowledge) onsite has traditionally and currently been monopoly of men because of the lags structured by the gender construct in underdeveloped and developing societies. Several experiments by government and non-government agencies including pedagogy of capability building have been tried and despite genuineness, failed. On site education in the West (USA and UK included) is becoming exceedingly costly beyond the reach of the middle classes. Student loan is critical; the institutions departing higher education have raised their fee. Media reports indicate that the phenomenon of deserted campus is a matter of time. To overcome this enrollment crisis the regular institutions are opening up for MOOC. This paper is an attempt to find out the possibility and description of a fly over through which the migration of education through MOOC can be targeted to the women in hinterland, to underdeveloped and developing regions and contribute inculcating capabilities among them. Such capabilities will have their usefulness being global and to mainstreaming the women population and finally making them self dependent. This should not be left alone to busy colleges and universities as there is no reason for them to do capability building among the needy. A fly over the busy paths of education is required which a two pronged sponsorship with the government and women organization as co- participants in MOOC to combine ‘functioning' with social policy with emphasis on local change and deconstructing the gender inequality through educating women such content which would help make them capable and dignified. Ishita Chaturvedi, Manjeet Chaturvedi