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

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GTET 2022 and 2023 – Gujarat Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by the State Examination Board, Education Department – Government of Gujarat as the eligibility test for aspirants interested in the post of a teacher in government and private schools in the state.

The GTET – Gujarat Teacher Eligibility Test comprises of two Papers – I and II.

  • Candidates aiming for a job as a teacher for primary classes I to V in the state of Gujarat must apply for paper I.
  • Candidates aiming for a job as a teacher for elementary level classes VI to VIII in the state of Gujarat must appear for paper II.
  • Candidates may also appear for both papers and upon clearing, will be eligible for teaching classes I to VIII in schools in the state of Gujarat

The GTET 2022 and 2023 is only a qualification test; and not a selection exam. Candidates need to apply for specific jobs as and when advertised and may have to go through other selection processes as applicable.

In this article, we will look at the official and the detailed syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy – CDP part of the Gujarat Teacher Eligibility Test – Papers I and II.

Gujarat GTET 2022 and 2023 Official CDP Syllabus for Papers 1 and 2

Child Development and Pedagogy – CDP will consist of 30 questions (MCQs) out of the 150 questions in both Papers 1 and 2 of the Gujarat GTET 2022 and 2023.

Officially,  the Gujarat SEB releases a very brief list of topics (as given below) as the syllabus for the CDP part of the exam.

  • Child development
  • The Role of Heredity and Environment
  • Meaning and Concept of Learning and its process
  • Factors Affecting Learning
  • Theories of Learning and its Implication
  • Personality
  • Intelligence
  • Understanding Diverse Learners
  • Learning Difficulties, Adjustment
  • Teaching-Learning Process
  • Meaning and Purposes of Assessment
  • Action Research
  • The Right to Education Act of 2009.
  • How Children Learn and Think
  • Motivation and Implications for Learning
  • Individual Differences

However, candidates can refer to the detailed syllabus below for a better understanding of the important topics on which the Gujarat GTET CDP questions will be based.


Gujarat GTET 2022 and 2023 Paper I Detailed Syllabus For Child Development and Pedagogy CDP – Gujarat Teacher Eligibility Test

a) Child Development (Primary School Child) – 6 to 11 years – Classes I to V

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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’
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

Gujarat GTET 2022 and 2023 Paper II Detailed Syllabus For Child Development and Pedagogy CDP – Gujarat Teacher Eligibility Test

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child) – 11 to 14 years – Classes VI to VIII

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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’
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

Gujarat Teacher Eligibility Test GTET 2022 and 2023 Official Websites

Candidates applying for the Gujarat Teacher Eligibility Test – GTET 2022 and 2023 Paper 1 or Paper 2 – for eligibility to be appointed as a teacher in the state should regularly visit the official website(s) below, for the latest announcements and updates.

Gujarat Online Job Application System (OJAS) at https://ojas.gujarat.gov.in

Gujarat State Examination Board at http://gujarat-education.gov.in/seb


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