CTET Comprehensive Guide Exam Goalpost, Paper-II, Social Studies/Social Science, Class VI-VIII, 2020

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ISBN: 9789389795950

560 pages

INR 499


CTET Exam Goalpost Comprehensive Guide, Paper II, Social Studies/Social Science (Class VI to VIII), covers the complete syllabus of CTET paper 2 exam. All chapters have theories as well as relevant examples and practice questions that will help you in your preparation. This book helps you develop an effective exam strategy through chapters, practice questions and explanatory notes that are built within its core framework.


Section I. Solved Papers

  • December 2019
  • July 2019
  • December 2018
  • September 2016

Section II. Child Development and Pedagogy

Chapter 1

• Concept of Child Development and Pedagogy development and its relationship with learning

• Principles of the development of children

• Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning

• Motivation and learning

Chapter 2

• Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

• Critical perspective of the construct of intelligence

• Multidimensional Intelligence

• Language & thought

• Cognition & emotions

Chapter 3

• Influence of heredity & environment

• Factors contributing to learning - personal & environmental

• Socialisation processes: Social world & children (Teachers, Parents, Peers)

• Gender as a social construct, gender roles, gender bias and educational practice

Chapter 4

• Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion, etc.

• How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.

• Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator.

Chapter 5

• Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

• Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.

• Addressing the talented, creative, specially abled learners

Chapter 6

• Distinction between assessment for learning and assessment of learning, school-based assessment, continuous and comprehensive evaluation: perspective and practice

• Formulating appropriate questions for assessing the readiness levels of learners, enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and assessing learner achievement

• Concepts of child-centered and progressive education

Section III English Language

Chapter 7

• Prose-based Reading Comprehension (RC) and related questions

Chapter 8

• Poetry-based Reading Comprehension (RC) and related questions

Chapter 9

• Learning and acquisition

• Principles of teaching language

• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas in both verbal and written form

Chapter 10

• Language skills

• Role of listening and speaking: Function of language and how children use it as a tool

• Evaluation of language comprehension and proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing

Chapter 11

• Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom: Difficulties, errors and disorders

• Remedial teaching

• Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resources of the classroom

• Micro teaching and lesson planning

Section IV Hindi Language

Chapter 12

अपठित गद्यांश एवं उन पर आधारित प्रश्न

Chapter 13

अपठित काव्यांश एवं उन पर आधारित प्रश्न

Chapter 14

भाषा विकास का शिक्षाशास्त्र

अधिगम तथा अर्जन

भाषा-शिक्षण के सिद्धांत

भाषा-शिक्षण में व्याकरण की भूमिका

Chapter 15

भाषा कौशल

भाषा शिक्षण में श्रवण तथा मौखिक अभिव्यक्ति की भूमिका

भाषायी कौशलों का मूल्यांकन

Chapter 16

शिक्षण में होने वाली समस्याएँ

निदानात्मक तथा उपचारात्मक शिक्षण

शिक्षण-अधिगम सामग्री

पाठ योजना

Section V. Social Studies

Chapter 17

• When, Where and How

• The Earliest Societies

• First Farmers and Herders

• The First Cities

• Early States

Chapter 18

• New Ideas

• The First Empire

• Contacts with Distant Lands

• Political Developments

• Culture and Science

Chapter 19

• New Kings and Kingdoms

• Sultans of Delhi

• Architecture

• Creation of an Empire

• Enquiry/Empirical Evidence

Chapter 20

• Social Change

• Regional Cultures

• Establishment of Company Power

• Rural Life and Society

• Colonialism and Tribal Societies

Chapter 21

• The Revolt of 1857-58

• Challenging the Caste System

• Women and Reform

• The Nationalist Movement

• India after Independence

Chapter 22

• Geography as a Social Study and as a Science

• Planet: Earth in the Solar System

• The Globe

Chapter 23

• Environment in its Totality: Natural and Human Environment

• Human Environment: Settlement, Transport and Communication

Chapter 24

• Resources: Types – Natural and Human

• Air

• Water

• Agriculture

Chapter 25

• Government

• Local Government

• State Government

• Parliamentary Government

Chapter 26

• Democracy

• The Constitution

• The Judiciary

• Social Justice and the Marginalized

Chapter 27

• Diversity

• Unpacking Gender

• Making a Living

• Understanding Media

Chapter 28

• Concept and Nature of Social Science/Social Studies

• Developing Critical Thinking

Chapter 29

• Classroom Processes, Activities and Discourses

• Sources: Primary and Secondary

• Project Work

• Enquiry/ Empirical Evidence

Chapter 30

• Problems of Teaching Social Science/Social Studies

• Evaluation