CDP or Child Development & Pedagogy is main subject for clearing teaching exams. UPTET is prominent teaching exam for teaching aspirants who to teach in Uttar Pradesh schools which will be going to held on 25th July 2021. Child Development & Pedagogy comes in both papers i.e. Paper 1 & 2 of UPTET exam. This section carries a weightage of 30 marks in each paper. This subject helps teachers to understand the educational psychology of child which required for teaching and learning in the classroom. Child Pedagogy also provides a pedagogical perspective to guide a teacher in developing effective evaluation, assessment strategies, and learning experiences for their teaching.
Highlights of CDP Section :
|CDP||Child Development and Pedagogy|
|Paper||Comes in both UPTET papers|
|Total Questions||30 questions (in each paper)|
|Total Marks||30 marks (in each paper)|
|Marking||For right answer 1 mark|
|Question Pattern||Objective type|
|Difficulty level for UPTET Paper 1||Upto 8th Class|
|Difficulty level for UPTET Paper 2||Upto 10th Class|
|Examination pattern||based on primary level for Paper I and upper primary level for Paper II.|
Important Topic for CDP Section In UPTET Exam
|S.No.||Topic||Mostly Asked Topics|
|1.||Growth & Development||Influencing factors, Stages of Development|
|2.||Cognitive Theories||Piaget, Kohlberg, Vygotsky|
|3.||Intelligence & Its Theories||IQ, ZPD, Other intelligence theories & Test.|
|4.||Learning Theories||Laws of Learning, Theories, Learning Curve , Learning Methods|
|5.||Motivation||Maslow Hierarchy, Reinforcement & Punishment|
|6.||Teaching||Teaching Maxim, Teaching Methods, Micro Teaching|
|7.||Heredity & Environment||Influencing Factors of Learning|
|8.||Inclusive Education||Guidance , Counselling, Learning Disabilities, Teaching Learning Methods, Counselling Centre in UP at district and state level|
|9.||Evaluations||School-Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment, CCE (Scholastic & Co- Scholastic), Types Of Questions|
|10.||Theories & their Profounder||Vygotsky, Kohlberg , bronfenbrenner theory & others|
|11.||Statement & Definition by Different Psychologist||Skinner, Gestalt, Kohlberg. etc. including intelligence, personality behaviourism etc.|
Strategy to improve your performance in Child Pedagogy & Development:
1. Prepare And Follow A Strict Time-Table:
This point is the basic strategy to begin preparing for any competitive exam as these require proper dedication and punctuality towards studies. Schedule a time-table in such a way that you are capable of following it throughout your preparation period and it includes short breaks to keep you refreshed. You must give extra time to the topics that are hard and important. The candidates should not waste their precious time on unusual things. You must learn to have time management skills to ensure less wastage of time during the preparation period.
2. Prepare Short Notes:
You should prepare your own notes of the topics you have studied as this will be a helping hand for a go through during their revision period. You must highlight the important topics, formulae, points so that revising becomes easy during the revision period. Learning from hand-made notes is much more effective than reading from books.
3. Solving Previous Year Question Papers:
Solve at least last 5-year previous papers manually with a time-management just like the way you are sitting in the final exam. This would help you to learn the exam pattern of the exam and self-assessment can be done so that you can work on your weak topics of the syllabus. This would also help you to score more marks in the exam.
4. Practicing Sample Papers And Mock Tests:
You can practice numerous mock tests which are available online on various learning websites. By daily practicing these mock tests, you can mold yourself to calculate the questions much faster and you can improve your problem-solving skills.
5. Understand Exam Pattern And Syllabus:
This is the most effective method of starting preparation for any competitive exam as if you are aware of what will be asked it becomes much easier to manage time and topics. If you are not aware of the updated syllabus, you may waste your time learning the things which are not necessary anymore for the exam. So understanding the exam pattern and syllabus as declared by the exam conducting authority will help you to prepare in a definite manner effectively.
6. Refer Relevant Books And Notes:
Do not waste time on reading every book in the market, in fact, refer to NCERT books, these books are relevant and contain concepts and theories with clear understanding. Books are a great source to learn and understand the topics. Make notes while clearing your doubts or learning the topics as this would help in your revision time and you can quickly cover up the syllabus in the last times. Make notes in a way they are easy to understand and covers all the topics with important tricks to solve the questions.
7. Build Up Your Self-Esteem And Confidence:
To achieve any goal whether it is scoring high marks in any exam you must strengthen your confidence in your preparations. Be confident about your preparation and try to be stress-free from the fear of the exam. Keep yourself relaxed with some mediation or physical activities and keep yourself away from negative thoughts
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