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
if unable to provide the OBC category certificate in CTET. what are the problems?
If you are not able to provide the proof of your category i.e. if you unable to provide the OBC category certificate then you will not be considered as an OBC candidate. Your application won't cancel but you will be considered as a general category student. So, you won't be able to take the benefits provided for OBC candidates.
You can check more about CTET from the link below
I want to become a teacher but there is a year gap between my bsc graduation am I eligible for CTET exam
In order to appear for CTET , apart from passed graduation in the relevant discipline with 50% aggregate, you are also required to have completed BEd/DEd /DElEd or any other NCTE recognized teacher's training program, now coming to your question, as you have completed all the backlogs you are eligible to appear for CTET, there is nothing to worry about, though once you face interview panel for the job recruitment whether it's government schools or even nowadays reputed private schools recruit through CTET scores, you may be asked about this gap year, you only have to handle this situation tactfully in the sense that be thorough with your area of study so that they will get to know they are interviewing a qualified candidates, also if you have experiences in teaching, that's going to add to your advantage, work on your communication skills, confidence, presentation etc, you can also add weightage to your resume by involving yourself in lot of various activities such as volunteering for NGOs, or doing short term courses, today with technological development you can do courses online also through MOOCs, what I'm trying to emphasize here is that just because you have had a year gap, don't let that become a deciding factor of your capability.
can b. tech appearing students give the exam of CTET?
Here are few eligibility criteria for appearing for CTET examination
Candidate must have a graduation degree and passed and appearing for final year of 2year diploma in elementary education
Candidate can have 50% in graduation and have B.ed degree can apply for paper 1
Candidates who have passed senior secondary with 50% and are appearing for final year of four year Bachelors degree of B.el.ed.
So you may have to either do B ed afterwards or degree in elementary
For more information you can refer to careers360 page
Can I apply for CTET? Ive not compeleted B.Ed.
Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year B.A.
All The Best.
What is TGT,PGT,CTET and JRF???
TGT stands for Trained Graduate Program , this title is given to teachers who have completed their graduation and are training for teachers. These candidates must complete there B.Ed/M.Ed/D.Ed which is mandatory.
On the other hand, PGT is the acronym of Post Graduate Teacher which is a criterion to become a teacher. Candidates must qualify the postgraduate exam along with completing the B.Ed/M.Ed. While CTET stands for (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) , which is a competitive exam conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), after qualifying the CTET exam, candidates will be able to join Kendriya Vidyalaya or Navodaya Vidyalaya.
J RF stands for Junior Research Fellowship and is conducted by UGC and CSIR, after qualifying the JRF exam candidates will be recruited as Assistant Lecturer.
I hope you got your answer.