TRB TN TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST 2013 Paper 2 SYLLABUS
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i. Child Development and Pedagogy
(Relevant to Age Group 11 – 14)
UNIT I: Nature of Educational Psychology
Definition of Psychology – Methods of Psychology – Branches of Psychology – Educational Psychology – Definition, Nature and Scope of Educational Psychology: The Learner, Learning Process, Learning Experience, Learning environment, Teacher and teaching – Significance of Educational Psychology to the teacher.
Unit II: Human Growth and Development
Interaction of Nurture and Nature. Concept, Distinction among Growth, Development and Maturation. General Principles of Growth and Development – Characteristics, Dimensions of Development – Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, Social and Moral – Phases of Development and Development tasks – Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence.
UNIT III: Cognitive Development
Cognitive Process, Attention –Factors relating to attention, Kinds of attention – Inattention, distraction and division of attention – Span of Attention. Sensation and Perception – Factors relating to Perception, Perceptual errors – Concept formation – Nature and Types of Concepts – Piaget’s stages of cognitive development – Bruner’s theory – Concept maps – Imagery – Language and Thinking – Reasoning and Problem Solving – Implications to the teacher.
UNIT IV: Social, Emotional and Moral Development
Social development – Factors of Social development – Social Maturity – Erikson’s stages of Social development – Emotional development – meaning – Positive and Negative emotions – Emotional control and maturity – Place of emotions in life –
Significance of Emotional Intelligence – Moral development – Kohlberg’s stages of Moral development.
UNIT V: Learning
Nature and importance of learning –Individual differences in learning – Learning Curves – Factors influencing the learning – theories of learning – Conditioning : Classical and Operant (Pavlov, Skinner), Trial and Error (Thorndike), Learning by Insight (Kohler) – Transfer of Learning – Learning by Imitation – Levels of Learning: Gagne – Remembering and Forgetting : Curve of forgetting.
UNIT VI: Intelligence and Creativity
Nature of Intelligence – Distribution of Intelligence – Theories of Intelligence: Single, Two factor and Multifactor theories, Guilford’s structure of the Intellect, Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory – Constancy of IQ – Assessment of Intelligence – Users of Intelligence tests.
The Process of Creativity- Creativity and Intelligence – Identification and promotion of Creativity – Thinking: Convergent and Divergent thinking.
UNIT VII: Motivation and Group Dynamics
Motivation and Learning – Kinds of Motives – Theories of Motivation: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs – Role of Rewards and Punishments – Level of Aspiration – Achievement Motivation: Techniques of Developing Achievement motivation – Motivation in the classroom context
Competition and Co-operation – Leadership Traits – Leadership Styles and Classroom Climate.
UNIT VIII: Personality and Assessment
Meaning and Definitions of Personality – Major Determinants of Personality – Theories of Personality – Type, Trait, Type and Trait, Psychoanalytic – Assessment of Personality: Projective and Non projective Techniques – Aptitude – concept, types and
measurement. Attitude and interest – concept and measurement – Integrated Personality.
UNIT IX: Mental Health and Hygiene
Concept of Mental health and Hygiene – Conflict and Frustration – Unrest – Adjustment and Mal adjustment – Causes of Maladjustment – Defence Mechanisms – Mental Illness. Juvenile Delinquency. Promotion of Mental health of students and teachers.
UNIT X: Guidance and Counselling
Nature, Types and Need of Guidance and Counselling – Educational, Vocational and Personal. Identification of Children with Counselling Needs – Counselling Techniques: Individual and Group Techniques – Guidance for the children with Learning Difficulties, Under Achievers and Gifted.