Teaching Aptitude (Updated Study Material)
Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements.
Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences.
Factors affecting teaching related to: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution.
Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs. Learner centred methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.
Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.
Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.
MCQs/Practice Questions Teaching Aptitude
Nature , Characteristics, Types, barriers and effective classroom communication.
Research Aptitude (Updated Study Material)
Research: Meaning, types and characteristics, positive and post-positivistic approach to research.
Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative and Qualitative methods.
Steps of Research
Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.
Application of ICT in research
MCQs/Practice Questions (Research Aptitude) (Revised Syllabus)
Higher Education System
Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in India, formal and distance education, professional/technical and general education, value education, governance, policy and administration, concept, institutions and their interactions.
Information and Communication Technology
People and Environment
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Number series, letter series; codes, Relationships, classification.