TRCN PQE Syllabus: Subject Methodology – PQE 010

PQE 010. Subject Methodology
Category D: Category C: Category B: Category A:
NCE Teachers Graduate Teachers Master Teachers Doctoral Teachers
Principles and
Theories of
teaching specific
subject matter
Current trends
in subject
Open and
Learning (ODL)
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
objectives: Behavioural,
instructional, expressive,
etc objectives.
Formulation of behavioural
The concept of general and
subject methodology.
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
group instruction
ii. Small/medium
group interactive
iii. Individual or self-
Issues in delivery of instruction
i. Introduction
ii. Logical progression
iii. Pace and language
iv. Time management v. Classroom
vi. Use of resources;
visual aids, chalkboard, etc
vii. Questioning
techniques, 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.
Introduction to
teaching methods.
Developing and using
instructional resources.
Lesson planning and
special delivery
Special methods for
teaching different
Evaluation of students‟
Critique of subject curriculum.
Classes of learning objectives: Behavioural, instructional, expressive, etc
Formulation of
behavioural objectives.
Course ware
development for higher
education. Designing
new courses for higher
education, writing
course objectives, basic
steps in course ware,
development of courses
for online learning.
The aims and
objectives of teaching
specific subjects. Approaches to the
subjects. Selection and evaluation of materials and resources for teaching. Implementation of
curriculum. Teaching
and examination of
syllabi. Preparation of
course description and
outlines. Benchmark
considerations. E-learning planning. Peer
teaching. A survey of curricular in relevant
disciplines. Analysis of examination syllabi. Practice in test construction. Selection, evaluation, and preparation of materials and resources for teaching.

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