M.ED Syllabus

Basics of Education
Understanding the learner & learning process
Curriculum and curriculum transaction
Contemporary issues in school Education
Assessing the learner; Planning and management of the school 

Basics of Education

  •  Understanding Education: Education as a process, Aims of Education, Ideas of Educational thinkers (Gandhi, Tagore, Dewey, Rousseau). 
  •  Education in the socio-cultural context of India: Role of education in social control & social charge. Education as an instrument for promoting national integration, Education for Democracy & Education for Globalization. 
  •  Education for National Development: Education and national development, Education as an investment for Human Resource and Economic Development. 
  •  Education Policy imperatives: Constitutional provisions, NPE(1986,1992), RCFTE 2009, NCF-2005.
Understanding the learner & learning process

  •  Understanding the child & Adolescent: Developmental tasks and the role of teacher. 
  • Understanding differences between learners: Areas of differences, factors affecting differences. Understanding differently-abled learners. 
  •  Methods of studying learner behavior- Test, Observation, Case study 
  •  Understanding learning process:- Relevance and applicability of theoretical, Perspectives of learning – Skinner, Piaget, Vygotsky. 
  • Understanding higher mental processes of learning: Intelligence -Measurement of Intelligence, Creativity: Characteristics & process, Role of teacher in promoting creativity. 
  • Organizing learning – Paradigms for organizing learning, modes of learning, Organizing learning in heterogeneous classrooms. 

Curriculum and curriculum transaction

  •  Curriculum: Concept, types, bases of curriculum, principles & process of curriculum development.
  • Understanding teaching: Major shift in teacher education as per NCF-2005, 
  • Teaching as a profession, professional ethics & accountability of teacher, 
  •  Phases of teaching: Pre-active, interactive & post-active phase, teacher activities in different phase
  • Contemporary issues in school Education
  • Equality & Equity in Education: Nature & forms of inequalities, inclusive education, provision for addressing inequalities – SSA, RTE Act, RMSA. 
  •  Quality in Education: Strategies for enhancement of quality in School Education, Functions of NCERT, NCTE, NUEPA, for quality improvement. Role of teacher for quality education. 
  •  Education for Conservation of Environment: Protection and conservation of the environment. Strategies for sensitizing learners towards the protection of the environment and its conservation

Assessing the learner; Planning and management of the school

  •  Learning Assessment: CCE, Assessment of learning, Assessment for learning, Assessment as learning – its tool & techniques. 
  •  Test construction: Characteristics of a good test. 
  • Statistics: Measures of variability, Correlation, Standard scores – Z score, T-score, percentile. 
  • School Development plan & management, management of material, financial and human resources. 
  •  Monitoring and Action Research: Mechanism of monitoring, conducting, reporting action research & follow up. 
  •  Classroom Management: Components of the classroom environment and its management, types of learning resources in the classroom and their management

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