PEDAGOGY OR TEACHING OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE SYLLABUS

PEDAGOGY OR TEACHING OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE SYLLABUS


PEDAGOGY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES B.ED SYLLABUS 

b.ed physical science first year syllabus

 OBJECTIVES AND IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING PEDAGOGY OR TEACHING OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE IN B.ED: 
After completion of the course, student teachers will be able to:

1.      acquaint them with the teachings of physical sciences
2.      develop awareness about developments in the area of teaching and learning of physical sciences
3.      understand the methods and skills of teaching physical sciences
4.      develop competencies to teach at various levels in the Indian school conditions
5.      prepare a lesson plan
6.      acquiring skills relating to planning the lessons and presenting them effectively
7.      develop scientific thinking in themselves, students and communities
8.      understand the importance of educational technology for teaching physical sciences
9.      understand          the         techniques          of           evaluating           science  teaching              and               to           construct             an achievement test to assess the learning outcomes of pupils
10.   estimate the facilities required  for  the  organization  and  maintenance  of  science  laboratory
11.   understand the special qualities of a science teacher and to acquire those qualities
12.   acquire a favorable scientific temper towards science teaching and values

COURSE CONTENT (SYLLABUS)

UNIT-1

Importance of Teachings of Physical Sciences

·        Nature, Concept & Scope of Physical Sciences and its Place in the School Curriculum.
·        History of Physical Sciences with special emphasis on Teaching of Physical Science.
·        Aims and Objectives of Teaching Physical Sciences.
·        Differentiate between the terms ‘Aims’ and ‘Objectives'.
·        Aims of teaching Physical Sciences at Middle, Secondary and Senior Secondary stages.
·        Bloom’s Taxonomy of educational objectives.
·        Instructional Objectives of teaching Physical Sciences at the school stage and their formulation.
·        Physical Science Teacher: Qualities & Responsibilities.
·        Need for Professional Orientation.

UNIT -2

Approaches & Methods of Teaching Physical Sciences

·        Development of Teaching Skills through Micro Teaching (Probing Questions,
·        Introducing the Lesson, Explaining, Illustration with Examples, Using Chalkboard and Stimulus Variation).
·        Methods of teaching Physical Sciences (Lecture cum Demonstration method, Project method and Problem Solving method).
·        Aids, Equipment and Assistance in teaching Physical Sciences:
·        Need and utilities of Physic Sciences Laboratory.
·        Preparation and use of Teaching Aids.
·        Unit and Lesson Planning.
·        Popularization and Propagation of Physical Sciences through Science Exhibition,
·        Science Magazine, Science Trip and Science Quiz.
·        E-teaching of Physical Sciences using technology for self-learning and collaborative learning of science

UNIT-3

Pedagogical Analysis of contents in Physical Sciences

·        Contents Analysis, Pedagogical Analysis, and their comparison.
·        Study of items: Division of units into sub-units, Teaching  requirements,  Instructional objectives, Teaching strategies, Previous knowledge testing, Topic announcement, Concepts of contents, Presentation, Teaching aids  use,  Demonstration experimental verification, Thought to provoke questions and Criterion based tests.
·        Pedagogical analysis of any one of the following topics:
o   ATOMIC STRUCTURE
o   ENERGY AND It's TYPES
o   ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION
o   WATER AS A UNIVERSAL SOLVENT
o   TRANSMISSION OF HEAT
o   MAGNETISM
o   FRICTION

UNIT-4

Evaluating Outcomes of Physical Sciences Teaching

·        Indicators of Quality Learning and Major Issues in Classroom Learning with special reference to Physical Sciences.
·        Concept of Test, Measurement, and Evaluation.
·        Differentiate between the terms ‘Examination’ and ‘Evaluation'.
·        Qualities of a good test, Principles, and steps in the construction of an achievement test,
·        Blue
·        Print and Question Paper, Item analysis, Construction of multiple-choice questions,
·        Diagnostic test, Remedial teaching in physical sciences.
·        Continuous and comprehensive evaluation, Formative and summative assessment,
·        Grading pattern.
·        Selection of appropriate evaluation technique.

Task & Assignments: Any one of the following

·        Preparation of Unit Plan and two lesson plans on any topic of Physical Science included in the Science textbook of secondary school.
·        Write Book Review on any two books in Physical Sciences.
·        Write Review on Science Exhibition, Science Trip, Science Fair, Science Fiction Movie and Scientific Environment of Class.
·        Preparation of a unit/ achievement test on any topic by developing the Blue Print and the test items conforming to the blueprint.
·        Preparation of a model/tool/ device based on any principle of Physical Sciences.
·        Any other project/assignment given by the institution.

SUGGESTED READINGS AND BOOKS FOR PEDAGOGY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE:

·        Gupta, S.K. (1985). The teaching of Physical Science in Secondary Schools.  New  Delhi: Sterling Publications (Pvt.) Limited.
·        Joshi,     D.           (2012).The methodology of           Teaching              Science.               New               Delhi:     Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd.
·        Mangal, S.K. (2009). The teaching of Physical Sciences. New Delhi: Arya Book Depot.
·        Pandey. (2003). Major Issues in Science Teaching. New Delhi: Sumit Publications.
·        Radha, M.(2010). The teaching of Physical Science. New Delhi: Neelkamal Publishers.
·        Rahi,      A.S.        (2012).  Pedagogy in Physical Sciences and Teachers. U.S: Createspace Publications.
·        Sharma, R.C. (2006). Modern Science Teaching. New Delhi: Dhanpat Rai Publications.
·        Sonika, R.(2012). The methodology of Teaching Science. New Delhi:  Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd.
·        Sood, J.K. (1992). New Directions in Science Teaching. Chandigarh: Kohli Publishers.
·        Vanaja, M. (2010). Educational Technology. New Delhi: Neelkamal Publishers.

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