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Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test TNTET 2022 and 2023 CDP Child Development Pedagogy Syllabus

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The Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test TNTET is conducted every year by the Teachers Recruitment Board – Government of Tamil Nadu. The information below pertains to the TNTET 2022 and 2023.

There will be 30 Child Development and Pedagogy CDP questions out of the 150 questions in papers 1 and 2 respectively. The questions will be in both Tamil and English languages.

Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning, relevant to the age groups of 6 – 11 years for TNTET Paper I and 11 – 14 Years for TNTET Paper II.

Contents

Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test TNTET 2022 and 2023 Paper I – Child Development and Pedagogy (Classes 1 – 5) Syllabus – (Relevant to Age Group 6 – 11)

Part (A): Child Development

Unit – I: The Children’s Profile at the Beginning of Primary Education – Physical and Cognitive.

Trends in physical growth – Hormonal influences on physical growth – Development of neurons Symbolic thinking and limits of logic – Sensory motor stage – Pre operational stage – Language Development – Influence of home environment, attitude of family members on cognitive development of the child – Identity status and psychological well being.

Unit – II: The Children’s Profile at the Beginning of Primary Education – Social and Emotional.

Self concept and Social Awareness – Sibling relationships – Peer relationship and play – Self awareness – Cultural influence on self – concept; corresponding stages of Erickson’s Psycho – social development Emotional development in a Social context affection – sympathy – laughter – anger, sadness, fear – Parent – child relationship – Emotional well being emotion and health.

Unit – III: Physical & Intellectual Development during Primary School Years (6 to 10 Years)

Physical growth cycles – Body proportions – Muscles and fat – Capacity for attention and concentration – Selective attention – Memory strategies – processing speed and capacity – Thinking skills. Cognitive development. Concrete operational stage – Piaget’s tasks – concept of intelligence as a mental ability. Development of mental/intellectual abilities. Intelligence tests – Creativity in primary school Children.

Unit – IV: Social and Emotional Development during Primary School Years (6 to 10 Years)

Meaning of social development – social expectations – Children’s Friendships – factors in friendship and choices of companions social acceptance – the desire to belong – peer grouping – Effects of schooling on social, emotional, and cultural spheres – Pattern of emotional development – common emotional patterns – the role of maturation and – learning in emotional development how children develop likes and dislikes to subjects, teachers, school, other students – emotional balance impact of media on emotional development.

Unit – V: Moral Development during Primary School Years (6 to 10 Years)

Meaning of moral development – factors in moral training of children – Honesty – Generosity – Children’s heroes and ideals – Meaning of discipline – essentials of discipline – media and their influences on moral development.

Part (B): Learning.

Unit – I: Learning.

Dynamic internal process – connecting old knowledge to new information – language learning – acquiring learning habits – learning to adapt to diverse situations in life – Nature of learning – learning through interactions.

Unit – II: Types, levels and approaches to Learning.

Types of learning – Learning Hierarchy – signal learning stimulus – response learning – Motor and verbal chain learning – Multiple discrimination concept learning – Learning rules and problem – solving. Learning Levels from imprint to intuition – examples of learning at different levels. Approaches – Behaviourist – Cognitivist and Constructivist.

Unit – III: Concepts and constructs.

Concepts and constructs – concept – formation – Use of materials activities, scheme pictures, real life experiences – construct mental representations of external reality – connecting ideas generated by students due to exposure to peers, media and community – concept mapping.

Unit – IV: Factors Contributing to Learning.

Personal psychological, social, emotional factors and school related factors, Learning style; teaching strategies; media; technology;

  1. Teaching Learning Process
  2. Teacher’s personality traits.

Unit – V: Constructivist Approach to Learning.

Learners construct knowledge for themselves – constructing meaning is learning – focus on the learner not on the lesson taught – Personal and social construction of meaning – Learning to Learn making meaning Learning, a social activity – ZPD.

Unit – VI: Learning and Knowledge

Active learner – Nurturing learners’ active and creative activities children’s voices and experiences – integrating their experiences with School Knowledge – Right to learn – Physical and emotional security for learning. Conceptual development – continuous process – All children capable of learning – important aspects of learning – various ways of learning – Cognitive readiness for learning – Learning in and outside the school – knowledge and understanding – recreating knowledge – manifesto for learning.


Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test TNTET 2022 and 2023 Paper II – Child Development and Pedagogy (Classes 6 – 8) Syllabus – (Relevant to Age Group 11 – 14)

UNIT – I – Growth and Development of the Child

Meaning, concepts and principles of growth and development – Difference between growth and development – Impact of nature and nurture on child development – Stages: infancy, early childhood and adolescence and their dimensions of development: physical, cognitive, moral, emotional and social.

UNIT – II – Theories of Child Development

Psycho – social stages (Erikson), Cognitive development (Piaget), Moral development (Kohlberg), Socio – cultural approach to cognitive development (Vygotsky), Ecological systems theory (Bronfenbrenner).

UNIT – III – Attention, Perception and Memory

Attention: Meaning, nature and determinants of attention – Sensation and perception – Laws of perception – errors in perception: Illusion and hallucination – Memory: Meaning, types of memory and strategies for improving memory – Forgetting.

UNIT – IV – Motivation and Learning

Motivation: Meaning and definitions – Maslow’s theory of motivation and its educational implications – Level of aspiration – Learning: Theories of learning and its educational implications – Cognitive Theory: Jean Piaget – Behaviourist Theory: Pavlov’s Classical Conditioning, Skinner’s Operant Conditioning and Thorndike connectionism – Constructivist theory: John Dewey – Humanistic Theory: Carl Rogers.

UNIT – V – Intelligence and Creativity

Intelligence: Meaning definitions and types – Theories of Intelligence: Two factor, Thurston’s Group factor, Thorndike’s Multi – factor, Guilford’s Structure of Intellect, and Gardener’s Multiple Intelligence – Intelligence Quotient (IQ) – Assessment of Intelligence – Creativity: Concept, factors and process – Strategies for fostering creativity.

UNIT – VI – Personality

Personality: Meaning, definitions, and determinants of personality – Theories of Personality: Type, trait, and psychoanalytic – Assessment of personality: Projective and non – projective techniques – Adjustment mechanisms.

UNIT – VII – Socializing Agencies of Child Development

Agencies of Socialization: Family, School, Peer and Community – Role of play to children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development – Impact of media on childhood experiences and development.

UNIT – VIII –   Pedagogical Concerns – PART I

Teaching and its relationship with learning and learner – Children With Special Needs (CWSN) – Inclusive Education – Understanding of pedagogic methods: Enquiry based learning, Project based learning, Activity based learning, Co – operative and collaborative learning, Individual and Group learning – Paradigms of organizing Learning: Teacher centric, Subject centric and Learner centric – Theory of instruction: Bruner – Phases of Teaching: Pre active, Interactive and Post active – 21st Century teaching skills.

UNIT – IX – Pedagogical Concerns – PART II

Learning resources – Self, Home, School, Community, Technology – Class rooms Management : Role of student, teacher and leadership style – Managing behavior problems: Guidance & Counselling – Punishment and its legal implications – Distinction between Assessment for Learning & Assessment of Learning – The Concept of ICT Tools: Computer, Internet, Text Documents, Spread sheets, Presentations.

UNIT – X – Pedagogical Concerns – PART III

Integrating with ICT and teaching – Integrating ICT in Assessment – Preparation of multimedia lessons in subjects and planning – Online learning courses for teachers professional development – Open education resources: ICT platforms and MOOC – Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE): Perspective & Practice – Understanding teaching & learning in the context of National Curriculum Framework (NCF, 2005) & Right to Education Act, 2009.


TNTET 2022 and 2023 official website

All candidates appearing in TNTET 2022 and 2023 should regularly check the official website at http://trb.tn.nic.in and https://www.trb.tnschools.gov.in or https://trb.tnschools.gov.in/ for the latest notifications and updates, which are released periodically by the Teachers Recruitment Board, which conducts the Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET) every year.


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