STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF SYLLABUS Paper I and Paper II Paper I for classes I to V Primary Stage I. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 Questions a Child Development Primary 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. b 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
c Learning and Pedagogy 10 Questions How children think and learn how and why children fail to achieve success in school performance.