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Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test KTET 2022 and 2023 CDP Child Development Pedagogy Syllabus

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The Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test – KTET 2022 and 2023 is conducted by the Pareeksha Bhavan, the office of the Commissioner for Government Examinations, Department of General Education under the Govt. of Kerala.

The exam consists of four separate papers or categories:

  • Category I / Paper I for eligibility for appointment as a Lower Primary Teacher (Classes 1 to 5)
  • Category II / Paper II for eligibility for appointment as a Upper Primary Teacher (Classes 6 to 8)
  • Category III / Paper III for eligibility for appointment as a High School Teacher (Classes 9 to 12)
  • Category IV / Paper IV for eligibility to be appointed as Language Teachers of Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit & Urdu, Specialist teachers & Physical Education teachers as mentioned in Chapter XXXI of Kerala Education Act And Rules

Each of the above papers will have 150 questions, carrying 1 mark each. In Papers I and II, 30 questions will be on Child Development and Pedagogy. While the overall syllabus for CDP across the two papers may look similar, the coverage in each specific paper will be as appropriate for the classes / age groups associated with these papers.

In paper III, 40 questions will be on Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning & Teaching Aptitude.

Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test – KTET 2022 and 2023 CDP Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus for Category I / Paper I

KTET Category I / Paper I for eligibility for appointment as a Lower Primary Teacher (Classes 1 to 5)

Child Development and Learning (15 Questions)

  • Methods of studying child behavior – observation, case study, Interview, Psychological tests etc.
  • Concept of development
  • Principles of growth and development
  • Influence of heredity and environment on human development
  • Concept of learning
  • Basic theories of learning : Conditioning (Pavlov, Skinner); Insight learning (Gestalt); cognitive learning (Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky)
  • Relation between development and learning : learner readiness of maturation
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky : Constructs and critical perspectives.
  • Concept of child – centered and progressive education – Activity based method of Teaching and Learning, Problem Based Learning
  • Critical perspectives of construct of intelligence (Theories of Spearman, Guilford, Thurstone and Gardner).
  • Language and Thought (Basic perspectives of Piaget, Chomsky and Vygotsky).
  • 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 (Internal assessment)
  • Continuous and comprehensive evaluation: Perspectives and practice
  • Assessing learner achievement – grading
  • Personality development – concept of personality and basic approaches to personality (Psychoanalytic and Trait) – Adjustment mechanisms

Concepts of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)

  • Concept of exceptional children
  • Concept of children with special needs (CWSN)
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Concept of learning disability (LD) – Addressing the needs of children with learning disabilities
  • Addressing the Talented, creative, specially-abled children

Learning and pedagogy (10 Questions)

  • How children think and learn: how and why children fail to achieve success in school performance
  • Different factors influencing learning and achievement
  • Basic process of teaching and learning: Children’s strategies of learning – Learning as a social activity – social context of learning
  • Child as a problem solver and ‘scientific investigator’ (concept of the nature of child by Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky)
  • Alternative concepts of Learning in children: Understanding children’s’ ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process (Self – corrective nature of the child)
  • Cognition and Emotions – Emotion – Basic Emotions – characteristics of childhood emotionality. Emotional Development (Bridge’s)- cognition (Thinking, Reasoning, Problems solving and Investigation)
  • Motivation and learning – How does motivation influence learning – Maslow’s theory of motivation
  • Factors contributing to learning – Personal and environmental

Note:
(i) Emphasis should be given to questions related to classroom contexts,
(ii) Classroom context should be primary level.


Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test – KTET 2022 and 2023 CDP Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus for Category II / Paper II

KTET Category II / Paper II for eligibility for appointment as a Upper Primary Teacher (Classes 6 to 8)

A. Child development ( Elementary Child) (15 Questions)

1. Concept of development and its relation with learning

  • Growth and Development – stages of development – Infancy, Child hood, Adolescence – Maturation – Relationship between development, Maturation and learning.
  • Principles of development of children
  • Major principles of growth and development – Implication of learning
  • Influence of Heredity and Environment
  • Role of Heredity and Environment on the development of child -Teacher’s role.

2. Socialization Process

Concept of Socialization – Social world and children: Role of family, peers, teachers in the process of socialization – pattern of social development – Erick Erikson’s theory of psycho-social development.

3. Piaget, Kohlberg, Vygotsky – Constructs and Critical Perspectives

Cognitive development theory of Piaget, Kohlberg’s theory of moral development – Vygotsky’s theory of social constructivism – Educational Implications.

4. Concept of child centered and progressive Education.

Concept of child-centeredness – Individual difference – Methods of teaching and learning – Activity methods – Concept of progressive education – Role of teacher.

5. Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

Concept of Intelligence – Theories of intelligence – factor theories – S -I model of Intellect – multiple Intelligences – Concept of I Q – Intelligence Tests (Examples) – Sternberg’s Information processing theory.

6. Language and Thought

Language development – stages, Theories – Piaget, Vygotsky, Chomsky – Relationship between language and thought -approaches to language learning and teaching.

7. Gender as a social construct

Gender Roles, bias, educational practices – Gender equality – teacher’s role.

8. Individual difference among learners

Understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc. Individual difference – socio cultural determinants

9. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation

C C E Concept – Assessment to learning – strategies – Cumulative records, Anecdotal records, Portfolios Assessment Techniques. – Feed back

10. Nature of prior learning

Readiness for learning – Strategies for assessment – Encouraging critical thinking – Teacher’s role.

B. Inclusive Education (5 Questions)

Addressing learners from diverse back grounds – including disadvantaged and deprived. LD, MR, O P H, Sensorily deprived – socially and culturally deprived – Educational Implications/ Addressing the needs of LD. Exceptional children – Gifted, creative, specially abled children – Educational provision – Needs – characteristics – Identification and Remedial measures

C. Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)

Identification of individual learner needs – Intellectual, Emotional, Social, Creative needs, Catering to the individual needs of learners.

1. Process of teaching and learning

Creating Learning situations – criteria of learning experiences – different modes of learning – social learning (Bandura) – co-operative and collaborative learning, Group discussion – Role of Teacher.

2. Cognitive Process and Emotions

Perception – concept formation – thinking – Imagination – Reasoning – Inductive and deductive – Problem solving – Memory – Emotional development – characteristics, Emotional maturity Emotional Intelligence – Emotional Quittance (EQ)

3. Motivation and Learning

Learning – Factors affecting Learning – Theories of Learning – Pavlov, Thorndike, Skinner, Gagne’s hierarchy of learning, Insightful learning (Kohler) – Constructivism – Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, Ausubel -Educational Implications

Motivation – Concept, types – Importance to learning – Theories of motivation – Abraham Maslow, McClelland

4. Personality and adjustment

Concept – Approaches – Type, Trait – Allport – Measurement of personality – Projective and Non projective techniques – Adjustment Mechanisms


Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test – KTET 2022 and 2023 Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning & Teaching Aptitude Syllabus for Category III / Paper III

KTET Category III / Paper III for eligibility for appointment as a High School Teacher (Classes 9 to 12)

Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning & Teaching Aptitude – 40 questions

A. Adolescent Psychology (10 marks)

a. Adolescence – Nature and Characteristics- Methods of studying Adolescents – Principles of development – Role of Heredity and Environment on development – Developmental needs – Physiological, Intellectual, Language, Emotional and Social. Developmental tasks.

b. Problems of adolescence – Identity crisis, Underachievement, Peer Pressure, Substance Abuse, Delinquency, Health Problems, Adjustment Mechanisms – Challenges and Remedies.

c. Developmental theories – Piaget, Bruner, Freud, Erikson, Kohlberg – Special reference to adolescence – Classroom implications.

B. Theories of Learning (15 marks)

a. Nature and concept of Learning – Maturation and learning – characteristics of learning – Transfer of learning – Classroom implications.

b. Factors affecting learning – Motivation, Intelligence, Interest, Attention, Attitude, Anxiety, Level of aspiration, Memory, Learning Context, Content of Learning, Learner Characteristics- Teacher’s role.

c. Creativity – concept, nature, process, measurement, characteristics of creative children, relationship between creativity and achievement – Fostering creativity.

d. Theories of learning : Principles of learning, contributions of Thorndike, Pavlov, Skinner, Kurt Lewin, Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, Ausubel, Gagne, Gestalt Psychology, Constructivist approach in learning – Classroom implications.

e. Children with special needs : Gifted, Backward, Mentally challenged, Physically Challenged, Learning disabled – Problems and Challenges – Inclusive Education- Educational provisions.

C. Teaching Aptitude (15 marks)

a. Teaching – Nature & Objectives – Steps in Teaching, Factors affecting Teaching. Teacher characteristics, Identification of learner needs, creating appropriate learning situations, effective teacher, progressive teacher, teaching styles.

b. Teacher Roles – Motivator, Facilitator, Democratic leader, Guide, Counsellor, Mentor, Social EngineerClassroom Implications.

c. Methods and Techniques of Teaching: Learner Centered Teaching Strategies, Projects, Group Discussion, Activity, Co-operative Learning, Seminars, Debates etc. Effective use of ICT, AV Aids, Improvisation, Tools and Techniques of Evaluation, Concept of CCE and Assessment

d. Classroom Management, Skills in Planning and Implementation, Decision Making, Positive Feedback.

e. Personality of the Teacher – Emotional Maturity, Balanced Personality, Attitude, Values and Professional Ethics.

f. Understanding teaching and learning in the context of NCF 2005, KCF 2007 and right to education act 2009


Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test – KTET 2022 and 2023 Official website

Candidates wishing to take up the Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test – KTET 2022 and 2023 should regularly visit the official KTET website at https://ktet.kerala.gov.in and also the Pareekshabhavan website at https://pareekshabhavan.kerala.gov.in for the latest announcements and updates.


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