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Syllabus for 8 – 10th High School Teacher’s recruitment
Paper – 1
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE :
1. Famous Books and Authors
2. Important Inventions & Discoveries,
3. Basic science – Scientific Phenomena
4. Hygiene and Physiology (Human),
5. Chronology of Events in World History
6. Glimpses of Indian History
7. Geographical terms(basic)
8. Sports –International & National figures
9. Awards, Honors and Prizes
10. Indian culture – Land & people – festivals. Physical geography – Population –Literacy-Natural regions – Natural Resources-Food crops – Non – Food crops-Major Industries – Projects – Public undertakings-Indian Art – Artists of recognition – Classical Awards for various achievements -National Policy on Education, Constitution of India – Major items-Union Govt. –and State Govt. – Cabinets – Indian leaders of International & National Recognition-(Who is who – India)
11. Current International affairs –India’s foreign relations
12. Current National affairs.
Learner and Learning –Characteristics of childhood (early and late childhood) and early adolescence; Physical, social, personal, emotional and cognitive development.
** Concept of learning; Processes of children’s learning; Mistakes as windows to children’s thinking; Learning in out of school contexts; Learning as a process and product; Assessing learning.
** Learner differences; Learning styles (VARK model) and learning pace/speed; Facilitating learning in multi-grade settings.
** Play and its educational implications – Meaning, Kinds and types of play; Fantasy and play; Play and its functions – Linkages with Physical, Social, Emotional, Cognitive, Language and Motor development of children; Games and group dynamics. How do children communicate.
** Constructivism – An introduction to the concept; its principles; Implications for teachers and teaching.
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (8-10):
Meaning and Scope of Educational Psychology- Meaning of Psychology and Educational Psychology: Concept, Nature & Scope, Need of knowledge of Educational Psychology to a Teacher. Methods of studying human behavior: Introspection method, Observation method, Case Study method, Experimental method – Meaning, Steps, Uses & Limitations
Understanding the Development of the Learner -Growth and Development: Concept, Differences, Principles of Development & Stages of human development. Adolescence: Concept, Characteristics of adolescence, Dimensions of development during adolescence-Physical, Emotional, Social , Moral (Lawrence Kholberg), Intellectual . Needs of adolescents & Problems of adolescents- Role of teacher in helping adolescents to overcome their problems. Developmental tasks during Adolescence (Robert J. Havighurst)
Individual Differences among the learners- Individual difference- Meaning, Causes- (with special reference to Heredity & Environment), Educational implications
Intelligence- Meaning, Concept of Intelligence Quotient, Distribution of Intelligence, Intelligence tests- Types and Uses
Multiple Intelligence( Howard Gardner) Characteristics of children with each type of intelligence, Learning activities to connect with each type of intelligence
Gifted children, Educationally backward children, Creative children- Meaning, identification, measures to meet their needs
Emotional Intelligence- Meaning, importance and dimensions ( Daniel Goleman)
Personality- Personality-Meaning and definitions, Determinants of Personality- Heredity and Environment. Theories of Personality- Sigmund Freud- Structure of Personality, Erik Erikson’s Social Psychoanalysis theory, Albert Bandura’s Behaviorist theory, Abraham Maslow’s Humanistic theory. Assessment of Personality- Subjective, Objective ( MMPI, Hans Eysenck) and Projective techniques( Rorschach’s Ink blot test, TAT) Role of teacher in development of Personality
Group Dynamics- Meaning of a Group, definitions & Characteristics of a Group, Types of Groups. Classroom as a Group- its impact on learning. Importance of developing Group Cohesiveness. Sociometry- Meaning, its importance, construction of a Sociogram, Uses Nature and types of interactions
Mental Health- Mental Health- Concept, Characteristics of a mentally healthy person, Factors promoting Mental Health- Attitude and Adjustment. Causes of poor Mental Health- Anxiety, Frustration, Conflict, Adjustment- Meaning, Maladjustment- Concept, causes of Maladjustment, adjustment disorders-defense mechanisms . Role of teacher in helping children for better adjustment and fostering Mental Health
Learning and Factors affecting Learning- Learning- meaning and Characteristics of Learning Factors affecting Learning: Maturation: Concept and its educational implications. Attention: Concept, factors influencing attention, educational implications. Motivation: Meaning, types, Theory (Abraham Maslow), techniques of motivating students. Remembering: Meaning, process, types of memory, techniques to improve memory. Thinking: Concept, types of thinking, development of thinking skills. Bruner’s – three modes of learning- Concept-Meaning and Types; concept learning- two stages and educational implications
Theories of Learning-
Behaviorist theories of Learning. Classical Conditioning learning meaning, Pavlov’s experiment, educational implications. Trial and Error learning meaning, Thorndike’s experiment, laws of learning, educational implications Operant Conditioning learning-meaning, Skinner’s experiment , educational implications
Field theories of Learning. Gestalt learning- meaning; Insight learning-meaning, Kohler’s experiment, educational implications. Gagne’s theory of learning- five categories of learning and eight types of learning. Jean Piaget’s Stages of cognitive development and its educational implications. Albert Bandura’s social learning theory. Constructivism- Constructivism as a learning theory- Types of constructivism – Cognitive constructivism (Jean Piaget) Social constructivism (Lev Vygotsky), Implications of constructivism for curriculum, school, pedagogy, Transfer of learning- Meaning, importance, types and its educational implications