Curriculum | B. Ed. | CPS 3: Pedagogy of Physical Science

 CPS 3: Pedagogy of Physical Science

Course Description: This Course will serve as a guide to student-teachers in enhancing their professional competencies and motivating learners to learn Physical Science as a process of investigation and to solve day-to-day problems in a socially responsible manner as a global citizen.

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Contents

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

Teaching Guidelines

Methodology

Time

1

  • Importance of Teaching of Physical Science

 

  • Describe the nature and scope of Physical Sciences
  • Give historical perspective of Physical Sciences

 

To cover nature, concept & scope of Physical Sciences and its Place in the School Curriculum; history of Physical Sciences with special emphasis on Teaching of Physical Science
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions

 

4 Hrs

2

  • Aims and Objectives of teaching Physical Sciences

 

  • Discuss taxonomy of objectives of teaching Physical Science with special reference to behavioural changes in school students
  • Differentiate between aims and objectives of teaching Physical Sciences

 

To cover difference between the terms ‘Aims’ and ‘Objectives’; aims of teaching Physical Sciences at middle, secondary and senior secondary stages; Bloom’s Taxonomy of educational objectives; instructional objectives of teaching Physical Sciences at the school stage and their formulation
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions

7 Hrs

3

  • Physical Science Teacher
  • Exhibit the qualities of and responsibilities specific to a good Physical Science teacher
To cover qualities & responsibilities of a Physical Science teacher
  • Didactic
  • Discussion Method

 

2 Hrs

4

    • Skills of Teaching Physical Sciences
  • Prepare micro lesson plans on various skills prescribed for Physical Sciences
To cover development of teaching skills through Micro Teaching (Probing Questions, Introducing the Lesson, Explaining, Illustration with Examples, Using Chalkboard and Stimulus Variation)
  • Microteaching
  • Student Interactive Sessions
  • Demonstration Method

 

7 Hrs

5

  • Approaches & Methods of Teaching Physical Sciences
  • Explain the appropriate methods and approaches of teaching Physical Sciences in schools
To cover methods and approaches of teaching Physical Sciences: Lecture cum Demonstration method, Project method and Problem Solving method, Constructivist approach, Experimental Learning and Inquiry Approach
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Student Interactive Sessions

6 Hrs

6

    • Aids, Equipments and Assistance in teaching Physical Sciences

 

  • Estimate the facilities required for the organization and maintenance of Physical Science Laboratory
  • Prepare cost effective teaching aids for Physical Sciences
To cover need and importance of Physical Sciences Laboratory; Preparation and use of teaching aids
  • Visit to Physical Sciences
  • Demonstration Method
  • Project Method

2 Hrs

7

    • Unit and Lesson Planning

 

  • Display skills relating to planning the lessons and presenting them effectively

 

To cover importance and steps of Unit and Lesson planning; difference between unit plan and lesson plan
  • Demonstration Method
  • Simulation

4 Hrs

8

  • Popularization and Propagation of Physical Sciences
  • Propagate Physical Sciences through school based activities such as science clubs, science fairs, science excursions, science exhibitions etc.
To cover Science Exhibition, Science Magazine, Science Trip and Science Quiz
  • Didactic
  • Science Quiz
  • Visit to science exhibition

2 Hrs

9

  • Content analysis and pedagogical analysis
  • Discuss need and importance of pedagogical analysis for Physical Sciences
  • Differentiate between content analysis and pedagogical analysis

 

To cover Contents Analysis, Pedagogical Analysis and their comparison
  • Didactic
  • Demonstration Method

4 Hrs

10

  • Study of items
  • Frame instructional objectives in behavioural terms
  • Apply appropriate teaching strategies
To cover division of units into sub-units, teaching requirements, instructional objectives, teaching strategies, previous knowledge testing, topic announcement
  • Didactic
  • Power Point Presentation

4 Hrs

11

  • Concepts of Contents, Presentation
  • Demonstrate an experiment in the classroom effectively
To cover teaching aids use, demonstration experimental verification, thought provoking questions and criterion based tests.
  • Project Method
  • Problem based learning
  • Student interactive sessions

4 Hrs

12

  • Topic wise Pedagogical analysis
  • Conduct pedagogical analysis of a topic of Physical Sciences

 

To cover pedagogical analysis of any three of the following topics:

  • Atomic Structure
  • Energy and its types
  • Environment and Pollution
  • Water as a Universal Solvent
  • Transmission of Heat
  • Magnetism Friction
  • Didactic
  • Demonstration Method

 

4 Hrs

13

  • Evaluating Outcomes of Physical Sciences Teaching

 

  • Present an overview of  parameters of quality learning in Physical Sciences
  • Attain competencies, skills and abilities needed to carry out the evaluation process in Physical Sciences
To cover indicators of quality learning and major issues in classroom learning with special reference to Physical Sciences; concept of test, measurement and evaluation; differentiate between the terms ‘Examination’ and ‘Evaluation
  • Didactic
  • Power Point Presentation

4 Hrs

14

  • Construction of an achievement test
  • Delineate principles and steps in construction of an achievement test
  • Identify common errors made by students and suggest remedial measures for them
To cover principles and steps in construction of an achievement test; blue print and question paper, item analysis; construction of multiple choice questions; diagnostic test; remedial teaching in Physical Science
  • Didactic
  • Project Method

6 Hrs

15

  • Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Explain meaning of continuous and comprehensive in CCE
  • Differentiate between formative and summative evaluation

 

To cover need, importance and process of continuous and comprehensive evaluation; Formative and Summative Assessment; Grading pattern; selection of appropriate evaluation technique
  • Didactic
  • Power Point Presentation

4 Hrs