UNDERSTANDING DISCIPLINES AND SUBJECTS SYLLABUS

UNDERSTANDING DISCIPLINES AND SUBJECTS SYLLABUS


UNDERSTANDING DISCIPLINES AND SUBJECTS B.ED SYLLABUS


 OBJECTIVES AND IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING UNDERSTANDING DISCIPLINES AND SUBJECTS:

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

·        describe the characteristics and nature of disciplinarity
·        discuss a paradigm shift in the nature of disciplines
·        explain the nature of education as a discipline
·        examine issues related to education as interdisciplinary knowledge
·        discuss the emerging issue of school and Teacher education
·        understand the multiple perspectives of pedagogy

COURSE CONTENT

UNIT 1

The Doctrine of Disciplinarity
·        Meaning , characteristics and nature of Academic disciplines
·        Teacher’s Subject matter knowledge and disciplinarity
·        Alternatives to Disciplinarity

Paradigm shifts in the nature of Disciplines
·        History and origin of Pedagogic Subjects; Philosophical, Sociological & Educational Perspective
·        Understanding a subject, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approach within different subjects.

UNIT 2

Education as Interdisciplinary knowledge
·        Critical analysis of education as a discipline/area of study.
·        Education as a socially contrived system influenced by different factors.
·        Interdisciplinary nature of education; relationships with disciplines/subjects such as philosophy, psychology,  sociology,  management,  economics, anthropology, etc.  connecting knowledge across disciplinary boundaries to provide a broad framework for insightful construction of knowledge.

Theoretical Perspective of Education
·        School education – contemporary challenges
·        Linkage between education and other development sectors.
·        Emerging dimensions of school and teacher education.
·        Knowledge and pedagogy

The support system of Education

·        Re-conceptualism of learning resources – textbooks, workbooks, multimedia, etc.
·        Monitoring and evaluation of schools

Task and Assignments: Any one of the following

·        Critical analysis of a curriculum/syllabus of particular school subject
·        Evaluate a textbook of the second class with reference to its adequacy and in achieving expected learning outcome

LIST OF SUGGESTED READINGS AND BEST BOOKS FOR UNDERSTANDING DISCIPLINES AND SUBJECTS:

1.      Bonrs, J. A. (2001). Cultural diversity and  Education.  Foundations  curriculum  and  teaching (4th Ed) Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
2.      Bruner, J.S. (2006). In search of pedagogy. Vol. I and Vol. II (The selected  work)  Routledge.
3.      Bruner, J.S. (1960). The process of education. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
4.      Das, M. (1999). Sri Aurobindo one Education. NCTE, New Delhi.
5.      Deng, Z. (2013). School subjects and academic disciplines. In A. Luke, A. Woods, & K.
6.      Weir (Eds.), Curriculum, syllabus design and equity: A primer and model. Routledge.
7.      Dewey, J. (2004). Democracy and education. Courier Dover Publications.
8.      Goodson, I.F., and Marsh, C.J. (2005). Studying school subjects: A guide. Routledge
9.      Hall, C., and Hall, E. (2003). Human relations in education. Routledge.
10.   Krishnan, A. (2009). What are the Academic  Disciplines?  University  of  Southampton  , NCRM E Prints Repository eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/783/1/what_are_academic_disciplines.pdf
11.   NCERT (2005). National Curriculum Framework.
12.   NCERT (2006). Teacher education for curriculum renewal.
13.   NCERT Report (2010) National Curriculum Framework.
14.   NCTE (2009). National Curriculum Framework for teacher educators, New Delhi.
15.   Ram, S. (1999) Current issues in teacher education, Sarup and Sons Publications, New Delhi.

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