How to prepare for CTET Child Development and Pedagogy section?
As the CTET exam is just round the corner with the exam scheduled to be conducted on January31, 2021.There are 2 papers of CTET exam - Paper 1 and Paper 2. There is one subject which is common in both the papers - Child Development and Pedagogy. This section is a very important part of the CTET syllabus and it focuses on the educational psychology of learning and teaching. In this article we are going to go in detail about the preparation strategy for the Child Development and Pedagogy section of CTET 2020.
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CTET Child Development and Pedagogy Section Syllabus 2020-21
Students preparing for the exam must be aware about the CTET Child Development and Pedagogy section syllabus in detail to know what kind of questions are asked in the exam. The detailed syllabus of this section has been given below:
CTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper I and Paper 2
The Child Development and Pedagogy section of CTET will comprise a total of 30 questions in the exam. The syllabus of this section has been given below
Child Development: Primary School Child (15 Questions)
Concept of development and its relationship with learning
Principles of the development of children
Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
Language & Thought
Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
Influence of Heredity & Environment
Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)
Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement
Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment etc.
Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)
Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
Cognition & Emotions
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
Factors contributing to learning - personal & environmental
Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process
Motivation and learning
CTET Preparation Tips for Child Development and Pedagogy Section
Candidates after are done with their preparations can focus on other aspects of the exam such as time management, accuracy etc. Below given are some preparation tips for the CTET Child Development and Pedagogy section.
Get an thorough understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern:Candidates preparing for the exam must first go through the CTET 2020 exam syllabus to know what topics the exam will cover. Along with the syllabus candidates must also familiarize themselves with the CTET exam pattern 2020 to know how the exam will be conducted, what kind of questions will be asked in the exam and more such details.
Practice Previous year CTET Question Papers: A very good way to build speed and accuracy is practising previous year CTET question papers. This will also help candidates in time management. More importantly, candidates by this way can also test their preparations and find out what areas they are lacking at.
Make a strategy on how to attempt the exam:Another important advice to students appearing for the CTET exam is to have a clear strategy on how to attempt the exam. Candidates must figure out beforehand which topics and questions they need to attempt first, time allocation to different sections and other important aspects of the exam. This will improve time management of the candidate.
Attempt All the questions in the exam:It has been prescribed in the CTET exam pattern that there is no provision of negative marking in the exam. This means that students will have the liberty to answer the questions without the fear of any negative marking. Make sure you attempt all the questions to get maximum scores.
Best Books for CTET Child Development and Pedagogy Section
Along with the online study material and offline books, there are some recommended books for CTET Child Development and Pedagogy section that will help candidates understand topics and concepts in a better manner. The list of recommended books for this section have been given below:
CTET Books for Child Development & Pedagogy
Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Paper 1 & 2) 2nd Edition
Wiley's Child Development and Pedagogy Exam Goalpost for CTET and TETs Exams, Paper I-II, Class I-VIII
DT Editorial Services
A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development and Pedagogy
CTET and TETs Child Development and Pedagogy Paper 1 and 2
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to prepare for CTET Child Development and Pedagogy section?
Question:In what mode will be the CTET examination held?
CTET exam will be held in offline mode in pen and paper based test mode.
Question:What is the total time for completing the CTET exam?
As per the CTET exam pattern, Candidates will be given a composite time of 2 hours 30 minutes to solve 150 questions.
Question:Is there any provision of negative marking for incorrect answers?
No, there is no provision of negative marking in the exam.
Question:In what languages will be the CTET exam held?
Candidates can appear for the CTET exam in English and Hindi languages.
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Questions related to CTET
Hello I have completed my B.com & B.ed as well,Am I eligible to give ctet exam in december?
The basic eligibility criteria for Ctet exam is to have passed senior secondary or graduation with minimum 50% aggregate marks and relevant teacher training program. Bed degree is mandatory in order to give the CTET examinations.The minimum age required is of 17 years.
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I Am filling up form for eklavya model schools. i Have done my B.Sc. with chemistry and B.Ed. Passed CTET paper II. am i eligible for TGT science? FIrst year : Botany, Physics, Chemistry Second Year: Botany, Chemistry Third Year: Chemstry This is the subjects i had in my respective yr of graduation
The eligibility criteria for TGT Science in Eklavya Model Residential School is as follows:
- Passed bachelor's degree in science with any two subjects amongst chemistry, botany and zoology and pursued BEd from NCTE recognized institute
- Qualified STET/CTET Paper II
As you have mentioned you qualified CTET, so you're eligible provided you also possess proficiency in terms of teaching in English and Hindi medium.
You can check out the official notification at https://recruitment.nta.nic.in/WebinfoEMRSRecruitment/File/GetFile?FileId=2&LangId=P
Visit the official website at https://recruitment.nta.nic.in/WebinfoEMRSRecruitment/Page/Page?PageId=5 to register for the recruitment process.
I have completed my graduation BA program (Pol. sci. + Eng) and d.el.ed , am I eligible to give ctet paper ii ? please! reply I am confused about it .
Yes, as per the eligibility criteria of CTET Paper II, it states that candidates need to pass graduation from a recognized university with Diploma in Elementary Education in order to appear for CTET paper II, hence you're eligible for CTET Paper II.
I want to correct my mother surname name in CTET marksheet. what is the step by step procedure to do?
Only the official website of CTET, i.e., www.ctet.nic.in is the only gateway to edit the CTET application form 2021
Candidates who wish to edit the CTET application form 2021 can visit the official website mentioned above.
On the homepage of the CTET official website, you will find a link that indicates CTET application form correction.
Click on the application correction link
‘Login’ to edit the CTET application form
Enter your CTET login credentials
The CTET application form will open
Edit the application form, save the details and logout
You can take the printout of revised CTET application form.
lost my roll no 2019 ctet . how to find it?
Hello bharati, you can get your roll number by applying the forgot application number at the login page, you just have to fill in the required credentials and you will have your registration/application number after that, for futher queries you can send an e-mail to the administration if you are still unable to retrieve your application number, they will help you for that.
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