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TRCN PQE 010 – Subject Methology – Course Contents; Practice Test
NB – The course has been sub-divided into each category of teachers. You are advised to prepare for all categories
|PQE 010. Subject Methodology|
|Category D:||Category C:||Category B:||Category A:|
|NCE Teachers||Graduate Teachers||Master Teachers||Doctoral Teachers|
|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 activity.
|Classes of learning
Formulation of behavioural
The concept of general and
Factors that determine
Overview of general
teaching methods and techniques, their relative
The lesson plan as basic tool; format of a lesson plan.
Three broad groupings in instruction
i. Lecture or large
iii. Individual or self-
Issues in delivery of instruction
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.
Developing and using
Lesson planning and
Special methods for
Evaluation of students‟
Critique of subject curriculum.
Classes of learning objectives: Behavioural, instructional, expressive, etc
Formulation of behavioural objectives.
development for higher
The aims and
Approaches to the
Selection and evaluation of materials and resources for teaching. Implementation of
A survey of curricular in relevant
Practice in test construction.
Selection, evaluation, and preparation of materials and resources for teaching.