How to Improve Your CDP Score In CTET Exam?

Child Development and Pedagogy is an important topic for CTET Examination as it carries a weightage of 30 marks in both papers. This subject helps prospective teachers in understanding the educational psychology required for teaching and learning. They also provides pedagogical prospective to guide a teacher in developing effective assessment strategies and learning experiences for their young pupils.

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Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national level examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It is based on National Curriculum Network Framework to scrutinize the eligibility of candidates for appointment as Primary and Upper Primary teachers.

The examination comprises two papers – Paper I and Paper II, for different levels of teaching. Papers I and II, each contain 150 questions with a maximum of 150 marks. The subjects for Paper I i.e. Child Development & Pedagogy, Two Languages  and Mathematics, Environmental Studies. The subjects for Paper II i.e. Child Development & Pedagogy, Two Languages  and Mathematics, Science or Social Science.

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The question papers are in bilingual (Hindi/ English) for the convenience of the students. For the language papers, the candidates can select two options from the 22 available languages.

A candidate needs to score at least 60% marks to qualify these Examination. However, there is no negative marking in CTET examination, which is why it is suggested that an candidates attempts all the questions. Another, point that adds to the strength of the candidates is that there is no sectional cut-off.

The detailed syllabus of CTET 2020 examination for Child Development and Pedagogy section for both papers i.e. Paper I & II are given below:

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CTET 2020 Child Pedagogy Syllabus- Paper 1
Topics Detailed Syllabus Total Questions
Child Development  (Primary School Child)
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & Thought
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion, etc.
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning;
  • School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
15 Questions
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • 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
5 Questions
Learning and Pedagogy
  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’ Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
10 Questions
Total Questions 30 Questions
CTET 2020 Child Pedagogy Syllabus- Paper 2
Topics Detailed Syllabus Total Questions
Child Development  (Elementary School Child)
  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & Thought
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
15 Questions
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially able Learners
5 Questions
Learning and Pedagogy
  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
10 Questions
Total Questions 30 Questions

5 Important Topic Of CDP For CTET 2020 Exam

Important Topic Asked In CTET Exam

S.No. Topic Mostly Asked Topics
1. Growth & Development Influencing factors
2. Cognitive Theories Piaget, Kohlberg, Vygotsky
3. Intelligence & Its Theories IQ, ZPD, Other intelligence theories & Test.
4. Language Theories Language acquisition & its Challenges, Chomsky & Vygotsky language
5. Learning Disabilities Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD & specially Abled Child
6. Learning Theories Laws of Learning, Theories, Behaviourism theories, teaching methods
7. Motivation Maslow Hierarchy, Reinforcement & Punishment
8. Cognition & Emotions Freud’s Personality Theory
9. Heredity & Environment Influencing Factors of Learning
10. Gender Issues Application based Questions
11. Inclusive  Education Govt. Norms, Define, Features
12. Evaluations School-Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment, CCE (Scholastic & Co- Scholastic), Types Of Questions
13. NCF 2005 & RTE 2009 Govt. Norms & Their Impact on education
14. Theories & their Profounder Vygotsky, Kohlberg & others
15. Statement & Definition by Different Psychologist Skinner, Gestalt, Kohlberg. etc. including intelligence, personality behaviourism etc.

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Strategy to improve your performance in Child Pedagogy:

Tough competition and limited time create a need for a smart strategy to improve your performance and still leave time for revision. Here are a few general tips and tricks that will help you achieve this.

  • Understand the syllabus for the Child Development and Pedagogy section and the examination pattern as per the paper you have selected.
  • Segregate the topics from the syllabus based on what you have already prepared and what remains untouched.
  • Follow the CTET 2020 Study plan so subject can be covered daily, topic-wise easily
  • As there is no penalty for the wrong answers in the examination, you should focus on attempting the questions quickly, so that you are able to attempt all the questions in the paper.

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  • Candidates should practice with daily topic wise quizzes, test series, study notes, live courses, e books etc. Click Here for More: https://www.adda247.com/
  • Prepare short study notes topic wise. Child Pedagogy is lengthy topic so when exam is near you can prepare with short study notes.
  • To build confidence in your strategy, practice solving previous year question papers as well as online mock tests from the CTET test Series.
  • Evaluate your mock tests afterward to understand your weak areas, and pay more attention to them while studying.
  • Make short notes that you can refer to during the revision.
  • Try to develop an understanding of the basic concepts of Child Pedagogy by performing a Gap analysis and 5 W’s (what, why, when, where, and who) & 1 H (How) analysis.
  • Taking short breaks in-between the studying is equally important so that you don’t feel overburdened.
  • Also, you should take care of your health by eating well, staying hydrated and getting proper sleep.

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With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you can commence the preparation. Focus on time management and remember to maintain a positive attitude. All the best!

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