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PSTET 2014 - 2015 Revised Syllabus for Primary Teachers (Classes I to V) | New Syllabus Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage

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PUNJAB TET 2014 
STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF SYLLABUS 

Revised Syllabus Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage

I. Child Development and Pedagogy: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------30 Questions

a) 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, Bruner and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the concept of knowledge or epistemology
  • Social mediation and cognitive negotiability.
  • 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
II. Language-I (Punjabi): -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------30 Questions

Language Comprehension: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15 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)

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
III. Language- II (English):------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 30 Questions

Comprehension:---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15 Questions
Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

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
IV Mathematics:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 30 Questions

Content------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25 Questions
  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Data Handling
  • Patterns
  • Money
  • LCM &HCF
  • Decimal
  • Fractions
Pedagogical issues:-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5 Questions
  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children's thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  • Problems of Teaching
  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching
V Environmental Studies: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------30 Questions

Content: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------25 Questions
  • Environment
  • Relation and Care: Plants and Animals, Work and Play
  • Our Internal Organs
  • Care of Organs 
  • Weather and Climate
  • Our Land Forms
  • Crops: Our Food - From Field to Home
  • Shelter: Buildings in the Community
  • Clothes and their Care
  • We Celebrate 
  • Recreation in the Locality
  • Diseases 
  • First Aid
  • Role of Local Agencies and an Individual in Health Care
  • Advancement in Transport and Communication 
  • Road Safety Rules
  • Pollution
  • Our Natural Resources 
  • Water
  • Care of Our Surroundings 
  • Man and Natural Disasters 
  • Learning by Doing
  • Solid Waste Management 
  • Your Currency
The questions in the Paper-I will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the State for classes I-V, but their difficulty standard, as well as linkages, could be up to the secondary stage.

Pedagogical Issues: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 Questions
  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  • Learning Principles
  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  • Approaches of presenting concepts
  • Activities
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching material 
  • Problems

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