( For a person who intends to be a teacher for Class VI to VIII)
Child Development : Concept of growth and development, Principles and dimensions of development. Factors affecting development (especially in the context of family and school) and its relationship with learning.
Role of Heredity and Environment
Meaning and Concept of learning and its processes. Factors Affecting learning
Theories of learning, , (Behaviourist, Gestaltism, Bandura and Piaget)
How children learn and think, Experiential learning, concept mapping, Investigatory approach, Problem solving.
Motivation and Implications for Learning
Individual Differences :- Meaning, types and Factors Affecting Individual differences
Understanding individual differences on the basis of language, gender, community etc.
Personality :- Concept and types of personality, Factors responsible for shaping it. Its measurement .
Intelligence : Concept, Theories and its measurement. Multidimensional Intelligence. Its implication.
Understanding diverse learners : Backward, Mentally retarded, gifted, creative, disadvantaged and deprived, specially abled .
Adjustment : Concept and ways adjustment. Role of teacher in the adjustment.
Teaching learning process, Teaching learning strategies and methods in the context of National Curriculum Framework 2005.
Meaning and purposes of Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation. Construction of Achievement Test.
Right to Education Act 2009 (Role and Responsibilities of Teachers)