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How to prepare child development and pedagogy for MPTET and CTET?

The Madhya Pradesh Teacher’s Eligibility Test (MPTET) is conducted by the Professional Examination Board (PEB). This is a professional platform where the aspirants who want to be teachers can prove their eligibility for the posts. The syllabus for the exam is extensive. One of the prime subjects that need the full attention of the aspirants is Child Development and Pedagogy. This section carries 30 marks, which is 20% of the entire marks of the exam paper.

The same subject is also included in the CTET syllabus. The prime reason for adding this subject to both the teacher’s eligibility test is to check how aspiring teachers are aware of the child development concept and the learning phase. This subject also covers the concept of how an environment, heredity, social factors, etc influence the learning curve of a child. This subject is common for aspiring teachers of all subjects. Hence, it is an important part of your preparation for the eligibility test.

How to prepare child development and pedagogy?

Child development is entirely different from that of pedagogy. Understand the difference first and then proceed to define a strategy for your TET preparation. Pedagogy contains the following points.

  • Defining how young minds think and the way they learn
  • Factors responsible for their failure to learn new concepts
  • Factors determining the rate of performance in school
  • Basic procedures of imparting knowledge and finding out how children will learn things better
  • Solving problems via scientific investigation
  • Understanding and defining common errors committed by children
  • Eradicating these errors by various innovative teaching methods
  • Emotions and cognitions
  • Motivation
  • Environmental and personal factors that contribute to learning

Here is the list of tips you need to follow to prepare for this subject properly and learn the new concepts well.

  1.     Learn the syllabus first

The most important part of any professional exam is checking out the syllabus first. An aspirant has to be very sure about the syllabus. It takes hard toil to crack this exam. For this, you will need absolute information related to the subjects. Child development and pedagogy is a crucial subject and the topics are quite critical. Be fully aware of the syllabus as you will have to gather proper learning material for your preparation. Check the official websites of these exams and note down the needful information.

  1.     Study material

Follow the syllabus and arrange your study material accordingly. You will find leading books from the house of reputed publishers to study and learn the new concepts well. The best way to learn the topics within a short time span is by studying and simultaneously making your notes. This is what the successful candidates do and ace the exam on the first go.

  1.     Practice sets

Many books offer practice sets for the aspirants to check their preparation level at the end of a chapter. Find the most sought after books for such practice sets. Make sure that the questions and answers in the books are of the best quality. It all depends on the source from where you are gathering knowledge.

You will also find excellent tutorial portals online to find the best practice sets prepared by the top experts in the industry. These portals provide a unique platform to seek knowledge via online sessions and provide a brilliant metric system to analyze your preparation level via tests.

  1.     Solving mock question papers

How can you get habituated with the question format followed by the respective examination boards in this section? Appear in the mock tests conducted by the online portals and answer the questions within the stipulated time. This is how you can develop confidence for appearing in the main exam.

Verdict

Follow the tips to prepare the subject of child development and pedagogy. Do not try to skip the topics included in the syllabus. Prepare well and clear your doubts to build a foundation of knowledge.

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