WBSSC TET SYLLABUS


WBSSC Paper II- Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus -30 Questions
I. Child Development and Pedagogy 15 Questions
a) Child Development (Elementary School Child)
.                      • 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
c) 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

WBSSC 2012 Paper II - Language-II Syllabus Total Marks 30
Questions

a)Comprehension 15 Questions
Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions
.                      • Learning and acquisition
.                      • Principles of language Teaching
.                      • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
.                      • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
                        • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors
                        and disorders
.                      • Language Skills
.                      • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
.                      • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
.                      • Remedial Teaching 

WBSSC 2012 Paper II- Language I Syllabus. Total Marks 30

Questions

a) Language Comprehension 15- Marks
Questions
Reading unseen passages-two passages one prose or drama and one poem with
questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage
may
be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15- Marks
Questions

.                      • Learning and acquisition

.                      • Principles of language Teaching

.                      • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a
tool

.                      • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for
communicating
ideas verbally and in written form;

.                      • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties,
errors
and disorders

.                      • Language Skills

.                      • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading
and
writing

.                      • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual
resource of
the classroom

.                      • Remedial Teaching




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