Syllabus for CTET Examination

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

I. Syllabus for CTET Examination Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions

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.

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

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
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)

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

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