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CTET- JULY 2013

 

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF SYLLABUS (Paper I and Paper II)

 

 

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage: I. Child Development and Pedagogy

30 Questions a)  Child Development (Primary School Child)                                           15 Questions

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Influence of Heredity & EnvironmentConcepts of child-centered and progressive education
    • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
    • Piaget,    Kohlberg    and    Vygotsky:    constructs    and    critical perspectives
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & ThoughtFormulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels
    • Gender  as  a  social  construct;  gender  roles,  gender-bias  and educational practice
    • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
    • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;  School-Based  Assessment,  Continuous  & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

of  learners;  for  enhancing  learning  and  critical  thinking  in  the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

 

 

b)  Concept  of  Inclusive  education  and  understanding  children  with special needs   5 Questions

  • Addressing     learners     from     diverse     backgrounds     including

disadvantaged and deprived

 

  • Addressing  the  needs   of  children  with  learning  difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

 c)  Learning and Pedagogy                                                             10 Questions

  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve

success in school performance.

  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  • Alternative  conceptions  of  learning  in  children,  understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

 

II. Language I.                                                                                      30 Questions

a)  Language Comprehension                                                                               15 Questions

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and

one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and   verbal  ability  (Prose   passage   may  be   literary,  scientific, narrative or discursive)

 

b)  Pedagogy of Language Development                                  15 Questions

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
    • Role  of  listening  and  speaking;  function  of  language  and  how children use it as a tool
    • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
    • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
    • Language Skills
      • Evaluating  language  comprehension  and  proficiency:  speaking, listening, reading and writing
      • Teaching-  learning  materials:    Textbook,   multi-media    materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
      • Remedial Teaching

 

 

III. Language – II                                                                                   30 Questions a) Comprehension                                                                                                             15 Questions

 

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

 

b) Pedagogy of Language Development                                 15 Questions

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
    • Role  of  listening  and  speaking;  function  of  language  and  how children use it as a tool
    • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
    • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
    • Language Skills
      • Evaluating  language  comprehension  and  proficiency:  speaking, listening, reading and writing
      • Teaching  –  learning  materials:  Textbook,  multi-media  materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
      • Remedial Teaching

IV.  Mathematics                                                                                30 Questions a)  Content 15 Questions

  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Data Handling
  • Patterns
  • Money

 

 

b)  Pedagogical issues                                                                   15 Questions

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  • Problems of Teaching
  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

 

 

 

V. Environmental Studies                                                                 30 Questions a)  Content       15 Questions

I.      Family and Friends:

1.1 Relationships

1.2 Work and Play

1.3 Animals

1.4 Plants

II.       Food

III.          Shelter

IV.          Water

V.          Travel

VI.      Things We Make and Do

 

 

b)  Pedagogical Issues                                                                   15 Questions

  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  • Learning Principles
  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  • Approaches of presenting concepts
  • Activities
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching material/Aids

Problems

 

 Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:

 

 

I.     Child Development and Pedagogy                                              30 Questions a)  Child Development (Elementary School Child)                                           15 Questions

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
    • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
    • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
    • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
    • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
    • Multi Dimensional Intelligence
    • Language & Thought
      • Gender  as  a  social  construct;  gender  roles,  gender-bias  and educational practice
      • Individual  differences  among learners, understanding  differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
      • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of

 

learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive

Evaluation: perspective and practice

  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

 

 b)  Concept  of  Inclusive  education  and  understanding  children  with special needs        5 Questions

  • Addressing     learners     from     diverse     backgrounds     including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing  the  needs   of  children  with  learning      difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

 

 c)  Learning and Pedagogy                                                             10 Questions

  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  • Alternative  conceptions  of  learning  in  children,  understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

 

II. Language I.                                                                                       30 Questions a)  Language Comprehension                                                                                15 Questions

Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar 

and   verbal  ability  (Prose    passage   may  be   literary,  scientific, narrative or discursive)

 

 

b)  Pedagogy of Language Development                                  15 Questions

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
    • Role  of  listening  and  speaking;  function  of  language  and  how children use it as a tool
    • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
    • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
    • Language Skills
      • Evaluating  language  comprehension  and  proficiency:  speaking, listening, reading and writing
      • Teaching-  learning  materials:    Textbook,   multi-media    materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
      • Remedial Teaching

 

 

III. Language – II                                                                                   30 Questions a) Comprehension                                                                                                            15 Questions

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

 

 

b) Pedagogy of Language Development                                 15 Questions

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
    • Role  of  listening  and  speaking;  function  of  language  and  how children use it as a tool
    • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
    • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
    • Language Skills
      • Evaluating  language  comprehension  and  proficiency:  speaking, listening, reading and writing
      • Teaching  –  learning  materials:  Textbook,  multi-media  materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
      • Remedial Teaching

 

 

IV.         (A) Mathematics and Science:60 Questions

(i)    Mathematics                                                                           30 Questions

 

a)  Content                                                                                    20 Questions

  •  Number System
    • Knowing our Numbers
    • Playing with Numbers
    • Whole Numbers
    • Negative Numbers and Integers
    • Fractions

 

 

  •  Algebra
    • Introduction to Algebra
    • Ratio and Proportion
    •  Geometry
      • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
      • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
      • Symmetry: (reflection)
        • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
        •  Mensuration
        •  Data handling

 

 

 

b)  Pedagogical issues                                                           10 Questions

  •  Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  •  Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  •  Language of Mathematics
  •  Community Mathematics
  •  Evaluation
  •  Remedial Teaching
  •  Problem of Teaching

 

 

 

(ii) Science                                                                               30 Questions a)  Content                                                                              20 Questions I.  Food

  • Sources of food
  • · Components of food
  • · Cleaning food

II.  Materials

  • · Materials of daily use

III.  The World of the Living

IV.  Moving Things People and Ideas

V.  How things work

 

  • · Electric current and circuits
  • · Magnets

VI.  Natural Phenomena

VII.  Natural Resources

 

 

b)  Pedagogical issues                                                                   10 Questions

  • Nature & Structure of Sciences
  • Natural Science/Aims & objectives
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science
  • Approaches/Integrated Approach
  • Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
  • InJULY ation
  • Text Material/Aids
  • Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
  • Problems
  • Remedial Teaching

 

 

V.       Social Studies/Social Sciences                                      60 Questions a)  Content                                                                        40 Questions I.  History

  • When, Where and How
  • The Earliest Societies
  • The First Farmers and Herders
  • The First Cities
  • Early States
  • New Ideas
  • The First Empire
  • Contacts with Distant lands
  • Political Developments
  • Culture and Science
  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Architecture
  • Creation of an Empire
  • Social Change
  • Regional Cultures
  • The Establishment of Company Power
  • Rural Life and Society
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • The Revolt of 1857-58
  • Women and reform
  • Challenging the Caste System
    • The Nationalist Movement
    • India After Independence

 

 

II.  Geography

  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Globe
  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
  • Air
  • Water
    • Human       Environment:       settlement,       transport       and communication
    • Resources: Types-Natural and Human

III.

So

ial and Political Life

 

  • ·

Diversity

 

  • ·

Government

 

  • ·

Local Government

 

  • ·

Making a Living

 

  • ·

Democracy

 

  • ·

State Government

 

  • ·

Understanding Media

 

  • ·

Unpacking Gender

 

  • ·

The Constitution

 

  • ·

Parliamentary Government

 

  • ·

The Judiciary

 

  • ·

Social Justice and the Marginalised

 

 

·    Agriculture

 b)  Pedagogical issues                                                           20 Questions

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work
  • Evaluation

 

 

Note: For Detailed syllabus of classes I-VIII, please refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks

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