BES 123: Teaching and Learning

By Dr. Gaurav Singh   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 4424
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. Few live sessions will also be organized in synchronous mode for interaction and resolving the doubt. There will be a compulsory weekly quiz. Quiz/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 Feb 2022
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2022
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

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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 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:20 SOUs and Teacher Education (A MOE 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.

His 28 (Twenty-Eight) research papers/ articles have been published so far in various National and International Journals. He has also contributed more than 10 chapters in edited book, 36 chapters/units to ODL Study Material. He has recorded/developed 63 modules/lectures for MOOCs till date and coordinated the development of various lectures for SWAYAM and SWAYAMPRABHA. He has authored one book on Teacher Education and guided one Ph.D. on E-learning. Dr. Singh has participated in various International and National Seminars in India as well as abroad. He has also completed one NIOS funded Research Project as Co-Researcher on Educational Status of Purvi Uttar Pradesh.

He is offering two courses of SWAYAM platform, i.e. “Learning and Teaching” and “Pedagogy of Science” in which more than 20000 learners have got benefitted in July 2020 and January 2021 cycles.

Dr. Gaurav Singh has been conferred silver medal of Best Practices by Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), 2018 at Hanoi, Vietnam and is recipient of Distinguished Distance Educator Award by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Noida.

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