Pedagogy of Biological Science Syllabus

Pedagogy of Biological Science Syllabus


PEDAGOGY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE B.Ed Second Year Syllabus 

pedagogy of biological science bed syllabus

OBJECTIVES  AND IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING PEDAGOGY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE:

After completion of the course, student teachers will be able to:
·        develop awareness about developments in the area of biological sciences
·        orient prospective teachers in specific educational aspects of science e.g. aims and
·        objective of biological science, pedagogical analysis of contents in biological sciences,
·        methods of teaching, evaluation
·        enable prospective teachers to be effective teachers in order to perform the required role
·        as a biological teacher under Indian School conditions

COURSE CONTENT (SYLLABUS)

UNIT-1

·        Nature, History, scope and Interdisciplinary linkage of Biological Sciences
·        General Aims and Objectives of Biological Sciences
·        Facts and principles of  Biology  & its applications  consistent  with  the  stages  of  cognitive  development  of  learners,  Origin  of  life  and  evolution,  biodiversity, observation and experiments in Biological Science.
·        Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives
·        Formulation of the specific objective of Biological Science in behavioral terms

UNIT-2

Pedagogical Analysis
·        Meaning, importance and Steps of Pedagogical Analysis
·        Pedagogical Analysis on the following topics:
·        Photosynthesis,
·        Human digestive system,
·        Food Chain,
·        Ecological Balance
·        Respiratory System
·        Excretory
·        Circulatory
·        Hereditary and Environment

UNIT-3

·        Development of Instructional Material: Unit planning, Lesson planning, Preparation of Teaching aids, Development of Demonstration Experiments.
·        Development of Self-Instruction materials, Linear Programme
·        Teaching Strategies: Problem Solving, Investigatory approach, collaborative learning, experimental learning
·        Micro Teaching Skills: Skill of Introducing the Lesson, Skill of Questioning, Skill of Illustration, Skill of Explaining, Skill of Stimulus Variation
UNIT-4

·        Concept of measurement and evaluation
·        Types of evaluation: Formative, Summative, Diagnostic
·        Preparation of an objective type and achievement test, Attributes of a good Achievement Test
·        Different types of Grading
·        Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation

Task & Assignments: Any one of the following

·        Model of Food Chain
·        Model of Respiratory System
·        Model of Excretory System
·        Any other project/assignment given by the institution

SUGGESTED READINGS AND BOOKS FOR TEACHING OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE:

·        Aggarwal, D. D. (2008). Modern Method of Teaching Biology, Karanpaper Books. New Delhi.
·        Anderson, R.D. (1992). Issues of Curriculum Reform in Science, Mathematics and
·        Higher Order Thinking Across the Disciplines: The Curriculum U.S.A: University of Colorado.
·        Bremmer, J. (1967). Teaching Biology, Macmillan, London.
·        Buffaloe, N. and Throneberry, J.B. (1972). Principles of Biology University Press, New Delhi: Prentice- Hall of India Ltd.
·        Carin. &Robert, S. (1989).Teaching Modern Science  (5th  edition).  U.S.A:  Merill Publishing Co.
·        Green, T.L. (1965). The Teaching of Biology in Tropical Secondary Schools, London:  Oxford University Press.
·        Gupta, S.K. (1985).Teaching of Physical Science in Secondary Schools.  New  Delhi,  Sterling Publishing (Pvt. Ltd).
·        Heiss. E.D., Obourn. S., &  Hoffman.  C.W.  (1985)  Modern  Science  Teaching.  New  Delhi: Sterling Publishing (Pvt) Ltd. Macmillian Company Press.
·        Heiss, Obourn.,& Hoffman. (1985) Modern Science in Secondary Schools. New Delhi: Sterling Publishing Private Ltd.
·        Nayak, (2003). Teaching of Physics. New Delhi: APH Publications.
·        Pandey,(2003). Major Issues in Science Teaching. New Delhi: Sumit Publications.
·        Passi,            B.K.        (1976).  Becoming            a             Better    Teacher:              Micro    Teaching        Approach, Ahemedabad: Sahitya Mudranalaya.
·        Patton, M.Q. (1980).Qualitative Evaluation Methods. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
·        Sharma, R.C. (2006). Modern Science Teaching .New Delhi: Dhanpat Rai Publications.
·        Siddifit, S. (1985). Teaching of Science Today and Tomorrow. New Delhi: Doba's House.
·        Yadav, M.S. (2003) Teaching of Science. New Delhi: Anmol Publication.

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