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

CPS 3: Pedagogy of Social Science

Course Description: This course would enable the students to design dynamic instructional strategies, assessment techniques and instructional models for Social Science instruction integrated with information and communication technology

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

Teaching Guidelines




  • Social Science as school subject
  • Elaborate the need for teaching social science as a school subject
  • Appreciation the role and significance of social science in national and social reconstruction
To cover meaning, nature and scope of Social Sciences as a school subject
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions


3 Hrs


  • Aims and Objectives of teaching Social Sciences
  • Discuss taxonomy of objectives of teaching Social Sciences with special reference to behavioural changes in school students
To cover difference between aims and objectives of teaching Social Sciences at School level; Bloom’s Taxonomy and behavioral objectives in Social Sciences
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Demonstration Method

8 Hrs


  • Social Sciences and other disciplines
  • Provide an overview and integrate the knowledge drawn from various sources-History, Geography, Civics, Sociology and Economics
To cover values of teaching Social Sciences; correlation of Social Sciences with History, Economics, Civics, Geography, Sociology, Mathematics, Natural Science and Psychology
  • Didactic
  • Discussion Method


2 Hrs


  • Pedagogy analysis


  • Discuss various pedagogical principles involved in teaching of Social Science
  • Describe steps involved in pedagogical analysis
  • Prepare pedagogical analysis of various topics
To cover meaning, importance and steps of Pedagogical Analysis; Pedagogical Analysis on the following topics:

  • Constitution of India
  • Size, Location and Physical features of India
  • French Revolution
  • Population
  • Democracy in the contemporary world
  • Disaster Management
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions
  • Demonstration Method


7 Hrs


  • Lesson Planning
  • State the need and importance of Lesson Plan in Social Sciences
  • Develop lesson plans with the help of advanced technology and explain challenging situations in the society
To cover lesson planning in Social Sciences; need & importance, basic elements & its preparation
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Student Interactive Sessions
  • Demonstration Method

9 Hrs


  • Curriculum of Social Sciences


  • Explain the principles of curriculum development, its transaction and evaluation
  • Critically analyse the existing curriculum of Social Science of IX class of CBSE Board


To cover meaning, importance and principles of designing a good curriculum of Social Sciences; critical appraisal of the existing curriculum in Social Sciences; suggestions for improvement; approaches of organizing Social Sciences curriculum: Logical, Concentric, Spiral and Chronological.
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions


6 Hrs


  • Teaching Learning Material
  • Integrate Information and Communication Technology in Teaching of Social Sciences and to synthesize its possibilities in classroom communication
To cover Textbook & Reference Books, Documentaries, News Papers, Maps, Community, and E-resources (Blog, World Wide Web, and Social Networking)
  • Library visit
  • Didactic
  • Blended Learning

4 Hrs


  • Skills of Teaching Social Science
  • Prepare micro lesson plans on various skills prescribed for Social Sciences
To cover Skill of Explaining. Skill of Illustration with Examples, Skill of Reinforcement, Skill of Questioning and Skill of Stimulus Variation, Skill of Map Reading
  • Microteaching
  • Demonstration Method

9 Hrs


  • Classroom Processes


  • Use modern classroom processes like computer assisted instruction, e-tutoring, concept mapping etc rather than traditional ones


To cover discovery method, discussion method, computer assisted instruction (CAI), educational broadcasting and telecasting, e-tutoring, survey method, field visits, concept mapping, storytelling.
  • Didactic
  • Visit to computer Lab
  • Blended Learning

5 Hrs


    • Evaluation in Social Sciences
  • Discuss evaluation and to exhibit skills in preparing and using different evaluation tools in teaching Social Sciences
  • Explain the process of continuous and comprehensive evaluation being followed in the schools
To cover meaning, importance and types of evaluation in Social Sciences; meaning, importance & process of continuous and comprehensive evaluation
  • Didactic
  • Power Point Presentation

4 Hrs


    • New approaches to Assessment:


  • Explain  latest approaches to assessment of Social Sciences
To cover Question bank, Open Book Examination, Grading system, Credit System
  • Project Method
  • Student interactive sessions

4 Hrs


  • Construction of Achievement Test
  • State steps for construction of an achievement test in Social Sciences
To cover concept and steps in the construction of an achievement test
  • Didactic
  • Demonstration Method
  • Project Method

3 Hrs