BES 141: Pedagogy of Science

By Dr. Gaurav Singh   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 1276
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 : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 01 Feb 2022
End Date :
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

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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 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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