Childhood and growing up syllabus

Childhood and growing up syllabus


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What is childhood and growing up?

Childhood and growing up in is the psychological subject in which the child psychology is taught so that the student teacher will be able to know and understand the child very well which is very important for a teacher. 

Here is the complete syllabus of Childhood and Growing up for BEd which is given below. 

OBJECTIVES and Importance of studying of Childhood And Growing Up Subject:

After completion of the course, student teachers will be able to:

·        explain the meaning, concept, and characteristics of growth, maturation, and development at various stages
·        describe the problems of childhood and adolescent age especially  with  respect  to  the  Indian context
·        develop an understanding of different aspects of a child’s physical, intellectual, social and moral development
·        analyze the impact of urbanization, globalization and economic changes on construction and the experience acquired by the growing child
·        develop an understanding of dimensions and stages of childhood development and developmental tasks; with a focus on cognitive views of  learning  as  well  as  social-cultural and constructivism
·        explain the concept of individual differences and its implications
·        enlist the factors influencing the individual difference
·        differentiate between classical and operant conditioning theory of learning
·        explain the Piaget’s concept of cognitive development
·        differentiate between Kohlberg’s theory of moral development and Erikson theory of psycho- social development
·        describe the role of the teacher in teaching-learning situations
·        explain the concept and principles of different perspectives in learning
·        describe childhood in the context of poverty and globalization 



Development of Child at different Stages (Childhood and Adolescence)

·        Concept, Meaning and general principles of growth and development. Stages of development—growth and development across various stages from infancy  to  adolescence. (Physical, intellectual, social and moral development.)
·        Kohlberg’s theory of moral development
·        Erikson’s psycho-social development theory
·        Factors affecting Growth and development
·        Relative role of heredity and environment in development.
·        Concept of growth and maturation
·        Parenting styles: influencing developmental aspects of childhood and adolescence.
·        Impact of Media on growing children  and  adolescents:  deconstruction  of  significant  events that the media highlights and creates.


Understanding Individual Difference

·        Concept of the individual difference, Factors influencing individual difference, Educational implications of individual differences for teachers in organizing educational activities.
·        Dimensions of differences in psychological attributes-cognitive, interest, aptitude,  creativity, personality, and values.
·        Understanding an individual from multiple intelligences perspective with a focus  on  Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Implications for teaching-learning
·        Understanding differences based on a range of cognitive abilities—learning difficulties, slow learners and dyslexics, intellectual deficiency, intellectual giftedness. Implications for catering to individual variations in view of ‘difference’ rather than ‘deficit’ perspective.
·        Methods and Ways to understand Children’s and Adolescents’ Behavior: Gathering data about children from different contexts: naturalistic observations; interviews; reflective journals about children; anecdotal records and narratives
·        Meaning, characteristics and kinds of Play; Play and its functions: linkages  with  the physical, social, emotional, cognitive.
·        Games and group dynamics, rules of games and how children  learn  to  negotiate  differences and resolve conflict.


Theoretical Perspectives to enhance Learning among Children and Adolescents

·        Learning: Meaning, implicit knowledge and beliefs.
·        Perspective  on  Human  Learning:  connectionists  or  Behaviorist  (Thorndike,  Classical  and Operant Conditioning)
·        Cognitivist (Insightful learning, Tolman’s Sign learning theory) Constructivism
·        Bruner’s discovery learning:
·        Concepts and principles of each perspective and their applicability in different learning situations.
·        Relevance and applicability of various theories of learning for different kinds of learning situations.
·        Role of the learner in various learning situations as seen in different theoretical perspectives.
·        Role of teacher in teaching-learning situations.


Deprivation and Deprived Children: Measures for their Adjustment and Education

·        Childhood in the context of poverty and globalization
·        Current issues related to adolescents stress and the role of the teacher (Increasing loneliness, changing family structures and rising permissiveness)
·        Issues in the marginalization of difference and diversity
·        Children living in an urban slum, socially deprived girls: measures to bring improvement in their status
·        Child rearing practices of children  separated  from  parents  practices  of  children’s  separated children in crèches; children in orphanages
·        Schooling:           peer       influences,          school   culture, relationships       with       teachers,               teacher expectations and school achievement; being out of school, overage learner
·        Understanding needs and behavioral problems of children and  adolescents: Relationships with peers: friendships and  gender;  competition  and  cooperation,  competition  and  conflict; aggression and bullying from early childhood to adolescence substance abuse, drug addiction,
·        Impact of globalization, urbanization and economic changes  on  construction  and  experience of children in childhood and adolescent age.

Tasks & Assignments: 

-        Administer any two of the following Psychological Tests and prepare a report on it:
o   Intelligence Test
o   Personality Test
o   Self-Concept Questionnaire/ Inventory
o   Creativity
o   Learning Style Inventory
o   Parenting Style Inventory
o   Interest Test
o   Teaching Attitude
·        Conduct a case study on a problematic Child (M.R, L.D, V.I, H.I, disruptive behavior and delinquent child etc.) and prepare a report on it.
·        Prepare an observation schedule and observe the behavior of the child in a school setting.
·        Prepare a survey report on “How media is affecting the behavior of growing child” on a  group of Ten Children of age 6-14 years in terms of enhancing violence and developmental aspects of childhood. (The survey should be based on the collection of the  data using a questionnaire).
·        Any other task/assignment given by the institution.


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