TRCN PQE Syllabus: Subject Methodology – PQE 010
|PQE 010. Subject Methodology|
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|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
development for higher
new courses for higher
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
and examination of
syllabi. Preparation of
course description and
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.