BES 123: Learning and Teaching

By Dr. Gaurav Singh   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 8133
The course “Learning and Teaching” focuses on developing an understanding of psychological and socio-cultural perspective of learning, learning theories and factors facilitating learning. This course is facilitating trainee teachers in identifying appropriate learning strategies for facilitating construction of knowledge and also helping them reflect on their role as an innovator and action researcher. The course will be offered in 16 weeks (04 months). e-text, videos and discussion forum will be essential part. Each week, one live session will be organized in synchronous mode for interaction and resolving the doubt followed by a weekend quiz. One compulsory assignment and term-end examination will be part of formal assessment for the course. 


Course Credit


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 01 Jul 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 14 Oct 2020
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Learning and Teaching

Week 1               

Understanding Learning

Week 2 

Approaches to Learning

Week 3

Learning for Construction of Knowledge

Week 4

Learning in Various Contexts

Week 5

Learner in Socio-cultural Context

Week 6

Learner as an Individual-I

Week 7

Learner as an Individual-II

Week 8

Understanding Teaching

Week 9

Planning Teaching-Learning

Week 10

Organizing Teaching-Learning

Week 11

Teaching-Learning Resources

Week 12

Managing Classroom Teaching-Learning

Week 13

Teacher in Diverse Role

Week 14

Teacher as Innovator and Action Researcher

Week 15

Teacher as a Reflective Practitioner

Week 16

Professional Development of Teachers

Books and references

IGNOU B.Ed. Study Material BES-123: Learning and Teaching
  • http://egyankosh.ac.in/bitstream/123456789/46578/1/BES-123B1E.pdf
  • http://egyankosh.ac.in/bitstream/123456789/47116/1/BES-123B2E.pdf
  • http://egyankosh.ac.in/bitstream/123456789/46591/1/BES-123B3E.pdf
  • http://egyankosh.ac.in/bitstream/123456789/46597/1/BES-123B4E.pdf

Instructor bio

Dr. Gaurav Singh

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Dr. Gaurav Singh is working as an Assistant Professor (Stage-II), at School of Education, IGNOU, New Delhi. At present, he is coordinating the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme at School of Education, IGNOU, New Delhi. He is the Channel Coordinator, of SWAYAM PRABHA Channel:32 Teacher Education (A MHRD Project) since July, 2016.

Dr. Gaurav Singh has done M.Sc. in Chemistry, M.Ed. (Gold Medallist), UGC-NET (Education) and Ph. D. in Teacher Education and also completed PGDDE (Gold Medal).

He started his career as teacher educator in 2003 in a conventional teacher education Institute and Joined School of Education, IGNOU in November, 2011.

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