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Meghalaya Teacher Eligibility Test MTET 2022 and 2023 CDP Child Development Pedagogy Syllabus

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The Meghalaya Teacher Eligibility Test – MTET 2022 and 2023 is conducted by the Directorate of Educational Research and Training – DERT of the Department of Education, Government of Meghalaya.

The Meghalaya Teacher Eligibility Test MTET 2022 and 2023 will be conducted for the following categories :

  • Paper 1 – For eligibility to be appointed as a Lower Primary Teacher (Classes 1 to 5)
  • Paper 2 – For eligibility to be appointed as a Upper Primary Teacher (Classes 6 to 8)

In this article, we will look at the CDP – Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus that is part of the MTET 2022 and 2023 – Papers 1 and 2.

The overall CDP syllabus for both MTET Paper 1  and MTET Paper 2 is similar.

However the main difference is that :

  • the MTET Paper 1 – 2022 and 2023 questions may focus on children of the age group 6 to 11 years – who are in classes 1 to 5
  • the MTET Paper 2 – 2022 and 2023 questions may focus on children of the age group 11 to 14 years – who are in classes 6 to 8

In both papers 1 and 2, there will be 30 CDP questions (30 marks) out of the total of 150 questions (150 marks). The exact break-up of the marks is given below.

MTET 2022 and 2023 Syllabus For Child Development and Pedagogy CDP – Paper 1 – Meghalaya Teacher Eligibility Test – 30 Questions, 30 Marks

1. Understanding Development – 5 questions – 5 marks

  • Concept of Development
  • Development is continuous and a lifelong process.
  • Stages of Development with respect from infancy to Childhood stage.
  • Development of Children in a socio-cultural context.

2. Aspects of Development – 5 questions – 5 marks

  • Physical and Motor Development.
  • Cognitive Development.
  • Social and Emotional Development.
  • Moral development.

3. Gender Development – 3 questions – 3 marks

  • Concept of Gender and sex.
  • Gender socialization and stereotypes.
  • Gender inequality (Gender bias and educational Practices).

4. Methods of child study – 3 questions – 3 marks

  • Naturalistic and participant observation.
  • Case study
  • Reflective journals.
  • Student portfolio.
  • Anecdotal records.

5. Inclusive Education and Children with Special Needs (CWSN) – 4 questions – 4 marks

  • Concepts, meaning of Inclusive Education.
  • Difference between Integrated and Inclusive Education.
  • Understanding Disability and types of Disability.
  • Understanding exceptional students (Talented, Creative, Slow learners, and Under-Achievers).

6. Learning and Pedagogy – 5 questions – 5 marks

  • Concept of teaching and learning (Factors affecting learning).
  • Basic learning styles (Audio, Visual and Tactile/kinesthetic learners).
  • How students learn (observation, inquiry etc.)
  • Teaching Skills and activities.
  • Steps of preparation of teaching (Pre-teaching, Transaction of lesson and Post teaching including teaching plans/lesson plans).
  • Approaches to learning and teaching (Teacher Centered Approach ,Learners Centered approach, Constructivist approach)

7. Assessment of students Performance – 5 questions – 5 marks

  • Formative and Summative Assessment.
  • School Based Assessment (SBA).
  • Assessment for Learning and Assessment of Learning.
  • Techniques and tools of SBA including Activity Based Assessment.
  • Different types of Questions.
  • Assessment and Remedial Measures.

MTET 2022 and 2023 Syllabus For Child Development and Pedagogy CDP – Paper 2 – Meghalaya Teacher Eligibility Test- 30 Questions, 30 Marks

1. Understanding Development – 3 questions – 3 marks

  • Meaning and Concept of Growth and Development.
  • Developmental characteristic with respect to Childhood and Adolescent stage.
  • Development of Children in a socio-cultural context and its relationship to learning.

2. Aspects of Development – 4 questions – 4 marks

  • Physical and Motor Development.
  • Cognitive Development. (Piaget’s theory of Cognitive development)
  • Socio- Emotional Development.
  • Moral development (Kohlberg’s theory of moral development)

3. Gender Development – 4 questions – 4 marks

  • Difference between Gender and sex.
  • Stages of gender development.
  • Stereotypes in the process of gender development.
  • Gender bias and educational Practices.
  • Gender identity in the family and in a matrilineal society.

4. Methods of child study – 4 questions – 4 marks

  • Cross-sectional, Longitudinal and Case Studies.
  • Naturalistic and participant observation.
  • Reflective journals.
  • Student portfolio.
  • Anecdotal records.
  • Interview.

5. Inclusive Education and Children with Special Needs (CWSN) – 5 questions – 5 marks

  • Concepts, meaning of Inclusive Education.
  • Difference between Integrated and Inclusive Education.
  • Understanding Disability and types of Disability.
  • Barriers and Challenges to Inclusive Education.
  • Inclusive Education and children from different backgrounds (tribal students, under-privileged students, children from low financial background, children of illiterate parents etc.)

6. Learning and Pedagogy – 5 questions – 5 marks

  • Concept of Learning and factors affecting learning.
  • Information processing approaches (concept of working memory, long term memory, attention, encoding and retrieval).
  • Piaget’s Constructivism (what is learning, relationship between learning and development).
  • Vygotsky’s constructivism
  • Teacher centered vs. Learners Centered approach of Teaching.
  • Teaching skills and activity based teaching.
  • Steps of preparation of teaching (Pre-teaching, Transaction of lesson and Post teaching including teaching plans/lesson plans).

7. Assessment of students Performance – 5 questions – 5 marks

  • Formative and Summative Assessment.
  • School Based Assessment (SBA).
  • Assessment for Learning and Assessment of Learning.
  • Techniques and tools of School Based Assessment including Activity Based Assessment.
  • Blue Print and different types of Questions.
  • Assessment and Remedial Measures.

Meghalaya Teacher Eligibility Test MTET 2022 and 2023 Official Website

Candidates applying for the Meghalaya Teacher Eligibility Test – MTET 2022 and 2023 Paper 1 or Paper 2 – for eligibility to be appointed as a Lower Primary or Upper Primary teacher in the state should regularly visit the official website(s) at http://megeducation.gov.in/dert/dert.html and http://megeducation.gov.in for the latest announcements and updates.


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