CTET 2017 Syllabus

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

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage:

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. a) Child Development (Primary School Child)

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-centred 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.

  1. b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

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

  1. c) Learning and Pedagogy

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

  1. Language I.
  2. Language Comprehension
  3. 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)   Pedagogy of Language Development

 

  1. 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

  1. Comprehension

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

  1. Pedagogy of Language Development

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

  1. Mathematics
  2. Content

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

  1. Pedagogical issues

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

  1. Environmental Studies
  2. a) Content
  3. 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
  1. B) Pedagogical Issues

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:   

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. a) Child Development (Elementary School Child)

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-centred 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.

  1. 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

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

  1. Language I.
  2. Language Comprehension

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)

  1. Pedagogy of Language Development

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

  1. Comprehension

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

  1. Pedagogy of Language Development

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

  1. (A) Mathematics and Science:

(i) Mathematics

  1. a) Content

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

  1. b) Pedagogical issues

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

(ii) Science

  1. a) Content
  2. Food Sources of food Components of food Cleaning food II. 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

 

2.Pedagogical issues

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

  1. Social Studies/Social Sciences
  2. a) Content
  3. 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

  1. 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 Agriculture

III. Social 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

  1. B) Pedagogical issues

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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