PQE 010 – Subject Methology – Course Contents
NB – The course has been sub-divided into each category of teachers. You are advised to prepare for all categories
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|PQE 010. Subject Methodology|
|Category D:||Category C:||Category B:||Category A:|
|NCE Teachers||Graduate Teachers||Master Teachers||Doctoral Teachers|
|Principles and||Principles and methods of
teaching primary and junior secondary education. Objectives and categories of objectives in the teaching- learning process – instructional objectives, behavioural objectives, expressive objectives, etc; formulating behavioural objectives; principles underlying the choice of teaching methods at primary and junior secondary levels; types of instructional methods, techniques and approaches in teaching – teacher-centred methods, student-centred methods, group instructional methods, individual instructional methods, conventional
/traditional methods, innovative methods and new strategies like computer assisted instruction, etc; Distinction based on degree of teacher and student
|Classes of learning||Introduction to||Course ware|
|Theories of||objectives: Behavioural,||teaching methods.||development for higher|
|teaching specific||instructional, expressive,||Developing and using||education. Designing|
|subject matter||etc objectives.||instructional resources.||new courses for higher|
|areas.||Formulation of behavioural||Lesson planning and||education, writing|
|Current trends||objectives.||special delivery||course objectives, basic|
|in subject||techniques.||steps in course ware,|
|methodology.||The concept of general and||Special methods for||development of courses|
|Improvisation;||subject methodology.||teaching different||for online learning.|
|Open and||Factors that determine||subjects.|
|Distance||methodology.||Evaluation of students‟||The aims and|
|Learning (ODL)||Overview of general
teaching methods and techniques, their relative
Critique of subject curriculum.
|objectives of teaching
specific subjects. Approaches to the
|The lesson plan as basic tool; format of a lesson plan.
Three broad groupings in instruction
|Classes of learning objectives: Behavioural, instructional, expressive, etc||subjects. Selection and evaluation of materials and resources for teaching. Implementation of|
|i. Lecture or large||objectives.||curriculum. Teaching|
|group instruction||Formulation of||and examination of|
|ii. Small/medium||behavioural objectives.||syllabi. Preparation of|
|group interactive||course description and|
|iii. Individual or self-||considerations. E-|
|instruction||learning planning. Peer|
|Issues in delivery of||teaching. A survey of|
|activity.||instruction||curricular in relevant
disciplines. Analysis of examination syllabi. Practice in test construction. Selection, evaluation, and preparation of materials and resources for teaching.
|ii. Logical progression|
|iii. Pace and language
iv. Time management v. Classroom
|vi. Use of resources;|
|visual aids, chalkboard, etc|
|The concept and benefits of individualized instruction: Primary focus on individual differences and designs that enable learners to develop at their own pace.|
|The problems and strategies for the management of large classes.
Subject methods; Theoretical material; steps; content; method; activity, resources.
Practical material; skills, explanation, trial, practice.