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Goa Teacher Eligibility Test GTET 2022 and 2023 CDP Child Development Pedagogy Syllabus

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As per a Government of Goa notification, persons desiring to be teachers in Classes I to VIII (Elementary Level) shall be required to qualify the Goa Teacher Eligibility Test GTET.

The GTET 2022 and 2023 will be conducted by the State Council of Educational Research and Training – SCERT, Goa.

GTET shall consist of Two papers: Paper-I for those who wish to be teachers in Classes 1 to 5 and Paper-II for those who wish to be teachers in Classes 6 – 8.

Child Development and Pedagogy will be a compulsory subject in the GTET 2022 and 2023 and there will be 30 CDP questions (MCQs) out of the 150 questions in Papers I and II respectively.

While the overall CDP syllabus for Papers I and II looks similar; the key difference is that the Paper I questions will focus more on the educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years, whereas in Paper II, the focus will be on the age group of 11-14 years.

Structure and Content of the Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus in Goa GTET Paper I – Primary Stage (for classes I to V)

a) Child Development (Primary School) – 10 Questions

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of growth and development of children (up to 11 years)
  • Causes of individual differences Heredity & Environment
  • Social and Emotional development, Piaget’s stages of cognitive development
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Concept and types of Intelligence, Multiple Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence
  • Measurement of Intelligence
  • Concept of Personality, Development of Personality in Childhood
  • Adjustment and Mental Health

b) Learning – 10 Questions

  • How children think and learn
  • Concept and nature of learning, learning styles
  • Theories and principles of Conditioning, Cognitivism and Constructivism
  • Factors affecting Learning: Motivation, Attention, Memory, Emotion etc.
  • Transfer of Learning: Concept, Types, Methods
  • Information Processing and thinking: Critical thinking, problem solving, divergent thinking, creativity and innovation.

c) Curriculum, Pedagogy and Evaluation – 7 Questions

  • Concept and Principles of Curriculum
  • Types of Curriculum
  • Factors affecting Curriculum Transaction
  • Concept and Forms of Evaluation
  • Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Different type of tests, Marking, grading of scholastic and co-scholastic achievement of children.
  • Principles of test construction and characteristics of a good test
  • Question Bank, Blue Print and Item Analysis

d) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs – 3 Questions

  • Features, characteristics and Educational Provision for Gifted children, Slow Learners, Physically challenged and children with Learning Disabilities
  • Concept and strategies for Inclusive Education

Structure and Content of the Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus in Goa GTET Paper II – Elementary Stage (for classes VI to VIII)

a) Child Development (Elementary School) – 10 Questions

  • Meaning and Nature and Scope of Educational Psychology
  • Concept and Principles of Growth and Development and its relationship with learning
  • Characteristics of growth and development of children (Physical, Emotional, Social)
  • Causes of Individual differences: Heredity & Environment,
  • Social and Emotional development, Piaget’s stages of cognitive development
  • Concepts of child- centered and progressive education
  • Concept and types of Intelligence, Multiple Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence
  • Measurement of Intelligence
  • Concept of Personality, Development of Personality in Childhood
  • Adjustment and Mental Health at home and school
  • Self-Concept, attitude, interest, values

b) Learning – 10 Questions

  • How children think and learn
  • Concept and nature of Learning, Learning styles
  • Laws of Learning
  • Theories and principles of Conditioning, Cognitivism and Constructivism
  • Factors affecting Learning: Concept, Types, Methods
  • Information Processing and thinking: Critical thinking, problem solving, divergent thinking, creativity and innovation

c) Curriculum, Pedagogy and Evaluation – 7 Questions

  • Concept and Principles of Curriculum
  • Bases of Curriculum Development: Models of Curriculum Development
  • Types of Curriculum Development
  • Factors affecting Curriculum Transaction
  • Concept and Forms of Evaluation
  • Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Different type of tests: Marking, grading of scholastic and co-scholastic
  • Achievement of children.
  • Principles of test construction and characteristics of a good test
  • Question Bank, Blue Print and Item Analysis

d) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs – 3 Questions

  • Features, Characteristics and Educational Provision for Gifted children, Slow Learners, physically challenged and children with Learning Disabilities
  • Concept and strategies for Inclusive Education

GTET 2022 and 2023 – Goa Teacher Eligibility Test official website

The date of Examination for both Paper I & Paper II of GTET will be announced by State Council of Educational Research & Training, Porvorim – Goa on their official website at https://scert.goa.gov.in.

Candidates should keep themselves updated about the official notifications regarding the eligibility criteria to appear in the test, the test structure, content, language, certification, applicability etc.


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