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METHODOLOGY AND PEDAGOGY OF TEACHING SOCIAL SCIENCES

By DR. A. HAMEED   |   University of Calicut
Learners enrolled: 563
This course is designed to orient the teachers and teacher students about the recent trends and developments in Teaching and Learning Social Sciences. This course offers an introduction to Teaching and Learning Social Sciences, with special reference to instructional strategies, method and skills for teaching social science. The course is organized around working teachers and student-teachers in Social Science, for developing capacities to understand the theoretical framework of Instructional plan in Social Science and the ways to implement it in classrooms. The course can help the teachers and teacher students to master all the basic ideas of Teaching Social Sciences and to identify relevant psychological theories and its application in the learning of social science.  The course can be taken by anybody at any level of teacher education, even by working teachers for augmenting their repository of teaching. The course content is arranged in a theory cum practical mode. This course will surely help the budding teachers as well as the working teachers to have a thorough orientation regarding the recent developments in Teaching Social Sciences including ICT Integration. This course will enable working and student teachers to have a wider outlook on the realities of classroom learning and Instruction. Once a teacher student/ teacher complete this course, he/ she can surely master in the Methodological as well as pedagogical practices of Teaching Social Sciences.
Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 30 Jan 2021
End Date : 30 Apr 2021
Exam Date :
Category :
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

1 Day 1 Module 1 - Meaning, Nature and Scope of Social Science
Day 3 Module 2 - Aims and Objectives of Teaching Social Science
Day 5 Module 3 – Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

2 Day 1 Module 4 - Multiple Intelligences
Day 3 Module 5 – Implications of Learning Theories- Theory of  Cognitive Constructivism
Day 5 Module 6 – Meaningful Verbal Learning and Social Constructivism
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

3 Day 1 Module 7 - Planning of Instruction
Day 3 Module 8 – Selecting and Sequencing Learning Activities 
Day 5 Module 9 – Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

4 Day 1 Module 10 - Socialized Recitation, Project, Discussion and  Problem Solving Methods in Social Science
Day 3 Module 11 - Assignment Method, Story Telling and Source Method in Social Science
Day 5 Module 12 - Innovative Methods Of Teaching Social Science 
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

5 Day 1 Module 13 - Techniques and Strategies of Teaching Social Studies
Day 3 Module 14 - Social Science Curriculum
Day 5 Module 15 - Models of Teaching in Social Studies
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

6 Day 1 Module 16 – Instructional Media In Social Studies
Day 3 Module 17 – Audio Visual Aids in Social Studies Education
Day 5 Module 18 - Use of Films, Community Resources, Library, Laboratory and Museum in Social Science Teaching
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

7 Day 1 Module 19 - Micro Teaching – Introduction
Day 3 Module 20 - Micro Teaching Procedure, Advantages and Limitations
Day 5 Module 21 - Team Teaching: Concept and Practice
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

8 Day 1 Module 22 - Text Book and Hand Book in Social Studies
Day 3 Module 23- Social Studies Teacher
Day 5 Module 24 - Special Issues in Social Studies Teaching
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

9 Day 1 Module 25 - An Overview of Measurement and Evaluation
Day 3 Module 26 - Evaluation Phases, Functions and Instructional Objectives
Day 5 Module 27- Criterion-Referenced Tests and Norm Referenced Tests
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

10 Day 1 Module 28 - - Tools Used In Evaluation
Day 3 Module 29 - Achievement Tests
Day 5 Module 30 - Qualities of a Good Test
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

11 Day 1 Module 31- Multiple Choice Questions
Day 3 Module 32 - True-False, Matching and Completion Type Questions
Day 5 Module 33 - Objective Type and Short Answer Type Questions
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

12 Day 1 Module 34 - Essay Type Questions
Day 3 Module 35 - Marking System V/S. Grading System In Educational Evaluation
Day 5 Module 36 - Internal Assessment
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

13 Day 1 Module 37 - Recent Trends in Evaluation
Day 3 Module 38 - e- Resources in Teaching and Learning of Social Science
Day 5 Module 39 - Research Trends in Social Science Education
Day 6 Interaction based on the three Modules covered.
Day 7 Deadline for submitting assignments.

 14 Day 1 Module 40 - Global trends in Social Science education
Day 3 Interaction based on the Modules covered.
Day 5 Revision.
Day 7 Term end assessment

Books and references

1.  Kochhar, S.K (2003) The Teaching of Social Studies New Delhi: Sterling Publishers (P) Ltd. 
2. Reuhela, S.P (2009) Teaching of Social Sciences. Hyderabd: Neelkamal Publications. 
3. Saxena, et.el (2007) Teaching of Social Science. Meerut: R Lal Book Depot.

Instructor bio

DR. A. HAMEED

University of Calicut
Working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, University of Calicut.
Research Guide in Education. 
Resource person in UGC-Academic Staff Colleges MHRD- TLCs throughout the country.
Developed, edited and presented a number of e-content Modules in Education for CEC.
Developed, ran and re-ran 2 MOOCs in Education on the SWAYAM Platform.
Published a number of papers in national and international journals.
Presented a number of papers in National and International Seminars.
An Advance Level user of IT in Teaching and Research
 
Academic profile include 
MA (History)
M.A.( Sociology)
M. Ed. (Social Studies)
M. Sc. (Applied Psychology)
PG Diploma in Guidance and Counseling
Ph.D. (Education) and 
NET (Education).


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