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Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test PSTET 2022 and 2023 CDP Child Development Pedagogy Syllabus

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The Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test PSTET 2022 and 2023 is conducted by the Punjab School Education Board as the eligibility test for appointment as a teacher in classes 1 to 8 in the State of Punjab.

The PSTET 2022 and 2023 consists of two papers.

  • PSTET Paper 1 is the eligibility test for appointment as a teacher for classes 1-5
  • PSTET Paper 2 is the eligibility test for appointment as a teacher for classes 6-8
  • Candidates who clear both the PSTET Papers 1 and 2 are eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes 1 to 8

PSTET Papers I and II will have 150 MCQs, of which 30 MCQs will be from CDP – Child Development & Pedagogy, which is a compulsory subject in this exam.

PSTET 2022 and 2023 Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy – Paper 1 (Classes I to V) Primary Stage

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.

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.

Learning and Pedagogy: 10 Questions

  • 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

PSTET 2022 and 2023 Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy – Paper 2 (Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

Child Development (Elementary 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-centred 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; enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and assessing learner achievement.

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

Learning and Pedagogy: 10 Questions

  • 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

PSTET 2022 and 2023 Official Website – Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test

Candidates applying for the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test – PSTET 2022 and 2023 should regularly visit the official website(s) at https://pstet.pseb.ac.in and https://pseb.ac.in for the latest announcements and updates.


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