This category has the courses relating to teacher education as per the syllabus structure provided by National Council for Teacher Education.

Unit 1: Introduction to Assessment & Evaluation

  • Concept of test, measurement, examination, appraisal, evaluation and their interrelationships.

  • Purpose and objectives of assessment- for placement, providing feedbacks, grading promotion, certification, diagnostic of learning difficulties.
  • Forms of assessment : -

    1. Based on purpose: Formative, Summative, prognostic; diagnostic; Norm referenced; Criterion-referenced

    2. Based on nature & scope: Teacher made, standardized

    3. Based on mode of response: Oral, written, performance

    4. Based on administrative condition: Internal, external, self, peer & teacher

    5. Based on nature of information gathered: Quantitative & qualitative

    6. Based on context: Authentic assessment, school based assessment

  • Importance of assessment & evaluation for Quality Education – as a tool in Pedagogic decision making on as writing instructional objectives, selection of content, teachin-learning resources, methodology, strategies & assessment procedures followed.

Unit- I- Nature, Importance and Aims of Teaching History

A. Nature and Importance :

  • Definitions concept and constituents of History, Introduction to historiography.

  • What is history? What is relation/difference between past and history? How do be construct historical facts?

  • Correlation of the different aspect of History with other subjects like Geography, civics, Economics, science and Technology.

  • Importance of Teaching History: Why should we learn history? History and National identity, History and imagination of national community.

B. Aims and objectives :

  • General aims of Teaching History. NCF 2005

  • Objectives of Teaching History- Instructional and Behavioural and their relationship with curriculum.

  • Blooms Taxonomy of Educational objective.

Unit- II- History Curriculum

  • Selection and organization of Historical materials :

(a) General Principles

(b) Specific principles- Cultural Epoch, Bibliographical, Chronological, Topical, Integrational, Concentric, Spiral and Unit approaches.

  • The complex relationship of History curriculum and state, NCERT Textbook controversy, history curriculum in CBSE, ICSE, BSEB

  • Qualities of a good History text- books.

  • Curriculum reform in History - Critical appraisal of NCF- 2005, BCF- 2008 in the context of Social Science teaching

Unit- III- Instructional strategies and methods of History teaching

  • Methods of Teaching History- Story Telling Method, Lecture Method, Discussion Method, Source Method, Project and Problem Solving Method.

  • Techniques of teaching – Simulation, gaming, Brain storming, Team teaching

  • Learning in Groups- Cooperative and collaborative learning, addressing needs of heterogeneous classroom

  • Use of ICT in learning History without burden

  • Teaching controversial topics in History.