How should one prepare for the CTET and state TET exams?

Clearing CTET is now mandatory to get a teaching job in government schools. Now-a-days even leading private schools also prefer CTET qualified teachers for recruitment.

You can prepare well for CTET exam in 3-4 months time. Practice and patience are key, the more you practice with good books as well as previous papers and model papers, the better chances you will have to qualify the exam.

The level of competition of CTET exam is quite tough as lacs of students appear in this exam; with qualification rates of 1% to 14% only.

If you want to clear the CTET exam or other State TET exams with flying colors then these tips will be useful;

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Child Development and Pedagogy – LEARNING DISABILITIES

DEFINING LEARNING DISABILITIES:

Learning Disabilities is a neurological condition which manifests as the “inability” to listen, speak, read, spell, write and do mathematical calculations.

Learning disabilities can occur in any or all of six areas (listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematics, and reasoning) indicates that individuals with LD are a diverse group and have a variety of abilities and difficulties. Even people whose learning disabilities are in the same area may exhibit very different behaviours.

LD can occur across the life span (not limited to children). The problems faced by a learning disabled may remain throughout life if remediation is not done. Read More

Child Development and Pedagogy – Four Major Stages of Piaget’s Cognitive Development

Four Major Stages of Piaget’s Cognitive Development

Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development suggests that children move through four different stages of mental development. His theory focuses not only on understanding how children acquire knowledge, but also on understanding the nature of intelligence.

Important Concepts within Piaget’s Model:

Schemes: Mental model of the world that we use to represent, organize, and interpret our experiences

Assimilation: Integrating new experiences into an existing scheme

Accommodation: Changing or modifying a scheme in order to incorporate a new experience Read More