CPS 3 Part II: Pedagogy of Physical Sciences

S. No Topic Domain Hours
Unit – I Professional Development of a Physical Science Teacher

    • Need for professional development at Individual level, Organizational level and Government Level
    • Need and Relevance of Participation in Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Symposia etc as well as membership of Professional Organizations in Professional development of teachers
    • Field Visits to Institutions/ Organizations such as Other Schools, Museums, Parks, Research Organizations etc.
    • Preparing the Teacher for Technology Integration: Planning with Integrating Technology for Inquiry (NTeQ) Science at secondary school level
    • Action Research: Concept and Identification of problems faced by the teachers in the classroom

Desirable to Know

Must Know


Unit – II Technology in Physical Science and Contribution of Eminent Scientists

  • E-teaching of Physical Sciences using technology for Self-learning and Collaborative Learning
  • Physical Science and Society: Physical Science for Environment, Health, Peace and Equity
  • Contribution of eminent scientists
  • Isaac Newton
  • J.C. Bose
  • Albert Einstein
  • C.V. Raman
  • V. Ramakrishna
  • Correlation of Physical Science with other school subjects
  • Improvised Apparatus – Meaning, Importance and Steps
Must Know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

Must Know


Tasks & Assignments: Any One Activity

  • Preparation of any two models.
  • Information about five journals contributing in the field of Physics/ Chemistry.
  • Study of community resources in physical science and prepare the report.
  • Construction of any two improvised apparatus.


Suggested Readings:

  • Bhandula, N. (1989). Teaching of Science. Ludhiana: Parkash Brothers.
  • Das, R.C. (1992). Science Teaching in School. New Delhi: Sterling Publishing.
  • Gupta, V.K. (1995). Teaching and Learning of Science and Technology, Delhi, Vikas Publishing House.
  • Kalra, R.M. (2010). : Science Education for Teacher Trainees, New Delhi, PHI Learning.
  • Kohli, V.K. (2006). How to Teach Science. Ambala: Vivek Pub.2006.
  • Mangal, S.K. (2009). Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools, New Delhi: NCERT.
  • Richardson, J.S and Caboon, G.P. (2005). Method and Material for Teaching General and Physical Science, McGraw Hill Book Co. Inc., New York.
  • Siddiqui, N.H. and Siddiqui, M.N. (1983). Teaching of Science Today and Tomorrow. Delhi: Doaba House.
  • Soni, Anju (2000). Teaching of Science. Ludhiana: Tandon Publications.