Course Title: 
Advanced Pedagogy of Chemistry
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Year Taught: 
Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Advanced Pedagogy of Chemistry' is a course offered at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

On completion of the course, the student teacher will;

  1. Develop the skill of analyzing the Chemistry content in terms of content and learning experiences.
  2. State objectives in behavioural terms, prepare Year Plan, Unit Plan and Lesson Plan.
  3. Acquire the knowledge of professional Competencies of a Chemistry Teacher.
  4. Conduct experiments and does demonstrations in Chemistry.
  5. Construct Achievement and Diagnostic Tests, organise Co-Curricular Activities.

Unit I: Co-Curricular Activities in Chemistry

1.1 Meaning, Importance and organization of Science Club.
1.2 Organization of activities of Science Club - Field Visits, Science fair, exhibition, Museum, celebrating ‘Days of Scientific Significance’.

Unit II: Tools of Assessment in Chemistry
2.1 Construction of an achievement test, Port folios, Checklists and rubrics. 
2.2 Different types of test items – merits and demerits.

Unit III: Testing and Evaluation in Chemistry

3.1 Diagnostic test and remedial teaching inChemistry.
3.2 Evaluation through projects, seminars and assignments.

Unit IV: Role of Teacher

4.1 Qualities of a Science Teacher. 
4.2 Competencies of a Science Teacher. 

Unit V: Professional Qualities of Teacher

5.1 Professional growth of a science Teacher.
5.2 Professional ethics of a Science teacher.

  1. Preparation of blue print.
  2. Preparation of Test Items.
  3. Preparation of a well-balanced question paper for 8th and 9th std. 
  4. Preparation of work book for existing 8th and 9th Physical science text book.
  5. Preparation of self-evaluation tool.
  6. Preparation of different types of questions for different levels of learning and analysis.
  7. Procedure to be followed for item analysis and its interpretation.
  8. Organization of a science club.
  9. Organization of science fair, science competitions, field trips and exhibition with reference to Physical science.
  10. Expected and existing competencies of a Physical science teacher.
  11. Preparation of model question paper with blue print.
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