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CPS 2: Pedagogy of Biological Science

Course Description: This course develops among students understanding of the basic principles and practices of Science Education relevant to teaching Biological Science in present scenario.

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Contents

Learning Objectives
(At the end of the session the student should be able to)

Teaching Guidelines

Methodology

Time

1

  • Nature, History, Scope and Interdisciplinary linkage of Biological Sciences
  • Discuss the nature and scope of Biological Sciences
  • Create awareness about developments in the area of Biological Sciences
  • Establish linkage of Biological Sciences with other disciplines
To cover nature, scope and relationship of biological sciences with other disciplines
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions

 

4 Hrs

2

  • Biological Science: Aims and Objectives

 

  • Distinguish between aims and objectives of teaching Biological Sciences
  • Discriminate between cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains
  • State specific objectives for teaching Biological Sciences in behavioral terms
To cover general Aims and Objectives of Biological Sciences; Bloom’s Taxonomy of educational objectives; formulation of specific objective of Biological Science in behavioral terms
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions

8 Hrs

3

  • Facts and Principles of Biology & its applications consistent with the Stages of Cognitive Development of learners, Origin of life and Evolution, Biodiversity, Observation and Experiments  in Biological Science
  • Apply principles of Biology in consonance with the cognitive development of the learners
  • Explain importance of observation and experimentation in Biological Sciences

 

To cover principles and applications of Biology; process of evolution and concept of biodiversity; relevance of observation and experimentation in Biological Sciences
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Group Discussion
  • Demonstration method

 

4 Hrs

4

  • Pedagogical Analysis

 

  • Outline need and importance of pedagogical analysis for Biological Sciences
  • Conduct pedagogical analysis of a unit of content

 

To cover Meaning, Importance and Steps of Pedagogical Analysis; Pedagogical Analysis on the following topics:

  • Photosynthesis,
  • Human digestive system,
  • Food Chain,
  • Ecological Balance
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions
  • Demonstration Method

 

8 Hrs

5

  • Action Research

 

  • Solve immediate classroom problems faced during teaching by conducting action research

 

To cover Action Research: Concept and Identification of problems faced by the teachers in the classroom
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Project Method

4 Hrs

6

  • Scientific Attitude and Temper
  • Exhibit scientific attitude and a sense of appreciation and interest in Biology among the learners
To cover development of scientific attitude and temper and nurturance of curiosity, creativity and value
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Project Method

4 Hrs

7

  • Instructional Materials

 

  • Exhibit skills in preparing and using the appropriate instructional material in Biology
  • Differentiate between unit plan and lesson plan
  • Prepare innovative teaching aids of biological sciences

 

To cover Development of Instructional Material: Unit planning, Lesson planning; Preparation of Teaching aids; Development of Demonstration Experiments; Development of Self-Instructional Materials; Linear Programme
  • Didactic
  • Demonstration Method
  • Visit to Biology Laboratory

6 Hrs

8

  • Teaching Strategies and Approaches

 

  • Prepare lesson plans for teaching Biological Science, based on the principles of prescribed methods and teaching strategies
  • Discuss merits and demerits of various teaching strategies
  • Compare various approaches of teaching -learning
To cover Teaching Strategies: Problem Solving, Investigatory Approach, Collaborative Learning, Experimental Learning, Constructivist Approach
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Visit to Biological Laboratory

 

6 Hrs

9

  • Skills of Teaching

 

  • Make micro lesson plans on various skills prescribed for Biological Sciences
  • Give presentations of micro lesson displaying single skill at a time
To cover Micro Teaching Skills: Skill of Introducing the Lesson, Skill of Questioning, Skill of Illustration, Skill of Explaining, Skill of Stimulus Variation
  • Microteaching
  • Demonstration Method

4 Hrs

10

Professional Development of a Biological Science Teacher
  • Get an understanding of  need and importance of membership of professional organizations for a Biology Teacher
To cover need and importance for Professional Development at Individual level, Organizational level and Government level
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions
  • Brain Storming

4 Hrs

11

  • Participation in Events and Programmes for professional development

 

  • Participate in Seminars, Workshops, Conferences and Symposia in the field Biological Science

 

To cover need and relevance of participation in Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Symposia etc as well as membership of Professional Organizations in Professional Development of teachers
  • Project Method
  • Problem based learning
  • Student interactive sessions
  • Power Point Presentation

4 Hrs

12

  • Field Visits
  • Acquire necessary skills and training for school based activities such as science clubs, science fairs, science excursions, science exhibitions etc.
To cover Field Visits to Institutions/ Organizations such as Schools, Museums, Parks, Research Organizations etc.
  • Field Visits
  • Project Method

 

4 Hrs

13

  • Preparing the Teacher for Technology Integration:

 

  • Integrate technology in their teaching learning process
To cover Planning with Integrating Technology for Inquiry (NTeQ) in Biology at Senior Secondary school level
  • Didactic
  • Power Point Presentation

2 Hrs

14

  • Teacher as a Researcher
  • Develop interest in research related to teaching in general and Biological Sciences in specific
To cover Need and Competencies of a teacher as a researcher
  • Didactic
  • Visit to Library

2 Hrs