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WB TET 2022 and 2023 CDP Child Development Pedagogy Syllabus West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test

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In this post, we will cover the essential details about the West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test 2022 and 2023 – WB TET – CDP : Child Development and Pedagogy syllabus.

Introduction – About West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test – WB TET 2022 and 2023

The West Bengal Board of Primary Education will conduct the TET Examination for the purpose of recruitment of Primary School Teachers and/or Assistant Teachers in Government Aided / Government Sponsored / Junior Basic Primary Schools for classes I-V as per the NCTE guidelines.

Candidates should refer to the official notifications for the essential eligibility criteria for taking up the WB TET.

All the questions in the West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test – WB TET 2022 and 2023 examination will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four answer options – with one correct / best / appropriate answer.

Each question will carry one mark for the correct answer; and there will be no negative marking for wrong answers or un-attempted questions.

The complete paper will be for 150 marks (150 MCQs) – of which, Child Development and Pedagogy will have 30 MCQs (30 marks).

CDP is a mandatory subject in the West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test – WB TET.

The time allotted will be Two-and-a-half hours (180 minutes) – which means that candidates will have an average of 72 seconds for each question. Candidates should practice solving the WB TET paper at a speed of 1 question per minute.

West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test – WB TET – CDP – Nature and standard of questions

While designing and preparing the questions for Paper I, the examining body shall take the following factors into consideration:

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

Refer to the detailed WB TET CDP syllabus below for a better understanding of the various topics covered in the examination.

WB TET 2022 and 2023 CDP – Child Development and Pedagogy – for classes 1 to 5 – Structure & Contents of the Syllabus

(a) Child Development

  • Concept and principles of development, growth and maturation, difference between growth and development, relationship of development with learning
  • Heredity & Environment as factors of development
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teachers, Parents, Peers)
  • The important period of lifespan after Arnest James and Rousseau; physical, psychological and social development according to each period of lifespan.
  • Physical, Social, Emotional, Language and Cognitive development; Views of Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky
  • Personality : meaning, nature and theories (Freud, Erickson)
  • Intelligence-meaning, nature and theories (Spearman, Thorndike, Guilford, Gardner, Sternberg) and their implications
  • Individual differences among learners and its educational implications in teaching learning process

(b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived groups
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties (physical, sensory, developmental and behavioural or emotional) types of learning disabilities (dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities).
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Differently abled Learners, Learners with SLD
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practices

(c) Learning and Pedagogy

  • Learning-meaning; nature; theories (Pavlov, Skinner, Thorndike, Gestalt) and their implications.
  • Concepts of child-centred, learner-centred and progressive education
  • Teaching-meaning, nature, phases of teaching, levels of teaching
  • Constructivism: nature, principles, types and 5E model
  • Motivation and learning-Maslow’s theory, Achievement motivation
  • Methods of teaching based on Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Discovery, Heuristic, Inductive, Deductive, Project and Problem solving
  • Bloom’s taxonomy of instructional objectives and learning outcomes
  • Microteaching and Teaching skills
  • Formative and Summative evaluation; Assessment for learning and Assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation, Diagnostic test
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing learners, for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner’s achievement.

WB TET Official website for the West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test 2022 and 2023 exam

The WB TET 2022 and 2023 exam will be conducted by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education – WBBPE.

Candidates interested taking up the West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test in 2022 and 2023 the should regularly visit the official website at https://www.wbbpe.org for the latest notifications and updates about the examination.


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