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Learning Social Science at Upper Primary Level 3 – Issues in Pedagogy of Social Sciences

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Unit 6 : Understanding The Nature Of Learner And The Local Context

  • 6.0 Introduction
  • 6.1 Learning Objectives
  • 6.2 India’s Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
  • 6.2.1 Religious Diversity
  • 6.2.2 Linguistic Diversity
  • 6.3 How Learners Understand Social Science Issues
  • 6.3.1 Active Involvement: Learning requires the active, constructive involvement of the learner.
  • 6.3.2 Social Participation
  • 6.3.3 Meaningful Activities
  • 6.3.4 Relating new Information to Prior Knowledge
  • 6.4 Cognitive Development and Concept Formation
  • 6.4.1 Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
  • 6.4.2 Concept Formation among Learners
  • 6.5 Approaches to Pedagogy
  • 6.5.1 Designing Instructions: Use of Critical Pedagogy
  • 6.6 Let us Sum up
  • 6.7 Suggested Readings and References
  • 6.8 Unit- End Exercises

Unit 7 : Teaching Learning Strategies

  • 7.0 Introduction
  • 7.1 Learning Objectives
  • 7.2 Expected General Features of a Learner Centered Social Sciences Class
  • 7.3 Factors determining the selection of a strategy
  • 7.4 Teaching–Learning Strategies
  • 7.4.1. Role Play
  • 7.4.2. Project Method
  • 7.4.3. Dramatization
  • 7.4.4. Cooperative Learning
  • 7.4.5. Concept Mapping
  • 7.4.6 Critical Pedagogy
  • 7.4.7 Problem Solving
  • 7.4.8 Experiential Learning
  • 7.4.9 Narration / Story Telling
  • 7.4.10 Field Trip
  • 7.4.11 Discussion Method
  • 7.4.12 Map Based Learning
  • 7.5 Let Us Sum Up
  • 7.6 Suggested Readings and References
  • 7.7 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 8 : Learning Resources In Social Sciences

  • 8.0 Introduction
  • 8.1 Learning Objectives
  • 8.2 Learning Resources: Concept, Need and Importance
  • 8.3 Type of Learning Resources
  • 8.3.1 Realia and Diorama
  • 8.3.2 Maps and globes
  • 8.3.3 Models
  • 8.3.4 Graphs, charts & cartoons
  • 8,3.5 Timelines
  • 8.3.6 Books
  • 8.3.7 Newspapers Clippings
  • 8.3.8 Museum
  • 8.3.9 Movies
  • 8.3.10 Internet
  • 8.3.11 School and Community as Learning Resources
  • 8.4 Development of Learning Resources
  • 8.5 Management of Learning Resources
  • 8.6 Let us sum up
  • 8.7 Suggested Readings and References
  • 8.8 Unit End Exercise

Unit 9 : Assessment In Social Sciences

  • 9.0 Introduction
  • 9.1 Learning Objectives
  • 9.2 Assessment in Social Sciences – Basics
  • 9.2.1 Why should Children be assessed?
  • 9.2.2 What should be assessed?
  • 9.2.3 When should assessment be done?
  • 9.2.4 How should Assessment be done?
  • 9.2.4.1 Collecting information about children
  • 9.2.4.2 Recording of Information
  • 9.2.4.3 Interpretation of Gathered Information
  • 9.3 Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE): Background
  • 9.3.1 Concept of CCE
  • 9.3.2 Objectives of CCE
  • 9.3.3 Areas of Learner Assessment
  • 9.3.3.1 Evaluation in Curricular Areas
  • 9.3.3.2 Evaluation in Other Curricular Areas
  • 9.3.3.3 Evaluation of Socio-Personal Qualities (SPQ)
  • 9.4 Method of Assessment
  • 9.4.1 Indicators of Assessment
  • 9.4.2 Alternative Assessment
  • 9.4.2.1 Assessing through Creative Writing, Acting and Dancing
  • 9.4.2.2 Picture Reading Tasks for Assessment
  • 9.4.2.3 Children’s Drawing
  • 9.4.2.4 Field Visit
  • 9.4.2.5 Portfolio Assessment
  • 9.4.2.6 Rubrics for Performance-Based Assessment
  • 9.5 Grading vs. Marking System
  • 9.5.1 Use of Grades

This study material was originally published on the National Institute of Open Schooling – NIOS website as part of the study material for the Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) programme.


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