BES 141: Pedagogy of Science

By Dr. Gaurav Singh   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 2461
The course “Pedagogy of Science” discusses not only the pedagogical aspects of teaching-learning of Science but also some selected content areas from secondary school curriculum, where a secondary school science teacher may need some inputs for smooth transaction of the content. The course will be offered in 16 weeks (04 months). e-text, videos and discussion forum will be essential part. Activities will be given and live sessions will be organized in synchronous mode for interaction and resolving the doubt. There will be one compulsory quiz every week. Quizzes/assignment and term-end examination will be part of formal assessment for this course. 

Course Credit


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 15 Feb 2021
End Date : 15 Jun 2021
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout


Week 1               

What is Science?

Week 2 

Science as a process of Inquiry

Week 3

Aims and Objectives of Science Teaching-learning

Week 4

Shifts in Science Pedagogy

Week 5

Process Skills in Science

Week 6

Scientific Attitude and Scientific Temper

Week 7

Science in School Curriculum

Week 8

Organizing Teaching-Learning Experiences

Week 9

Approaches in Science Teaching-Learning

Week 10

Methods in Science Teaching-Learning

Week 11

Learning Resources in Science

Week 12

Assessment in Science

Week 13

Content Based Methodology (Food and Material)

Week 14

Content Based Methodology (The Living World and How things work)

Week 15

Content Based Methodology (Moving Things, people and Ideas)

Week 16

Content Based Methodology (Natural Phenomenon and Natural Resources)

Books and references

IGNOU B.ED. Study Material BES-141: Pedagogy of Science


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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