NoteThis article covers Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus for CTET and State TETs and link to related articles.
Child Development Concept of DevelopmentConcept of development and its relationship with learning
Principles of the development of children
Influence of Heredity & Environment
Child Development Socialization processes Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
Child Development
Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
Child Development
Concepts of child centered and progressive education
Child Development Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
Multi Dimensional Intelligence
Child Development Development of Language & Thought Language & Thought
Child Development Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender bias and educational practice
Child Development Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
Child Development Assessment and EvaluationDistinction 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 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 How children think and learn 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’

Learning and Pedagogy
Motivation and learning

Learning and Pedagogy
Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.

Learning and Pedagogy
Cognition & Emotions

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