Walk With a Scholar programme (W.W.S.)
Walk With a Scholar Programme is a novel and flagship initiative of the Department of Collegiate Education started at St. Josephs College Irinjalakuda, in 2014-15. Having recognised the fact that the best preparation for making a living comes through learning the art of reading carefully, writing clearly and persuasively, reasoning quantitatively and analytically, evaluating evidence effectively, and thinking critically, the programme introduces the idea of mentoring. Mentoring is a personal enhancement strategy through which one person facilitates the development of another by sharing known resources, expertise, values, skills, perspectives, attitudes and proficiencies. It allows the learner to build skills and knowledge while attaining goals for career development.
The programme is envisaged to provide necessary orientation, guidance and motivation to the promising students so as to enrich and nourish their talents for higher studies and better employment. Its target is to develop certain generic skills, non-technical competencies, attitudes and behaviours that contribute to a person’s sense of self and personal well-being.