EDU502: Understanding the Learner

UTL001

Human development and its educational implications: growth and development: meaning, difference and importance for teachers; principles of development; factors influencing growth and development.

UTL002

Heredity and Environment: Its role in determining individual difference; developmental stages and tasks; development during early, late childhood and adolescence: characteristics, factors influencing and educational implications with respect to physical, psychomotor, intellectual, language, emotional, social, moral and value development.

UTL003

Issues and concerns of adolescent students: physical and health, emotional & social issues, social-cultural diversity, adverse life experiences, identity vs role confusion; adolescent cognition and its effects on adjustment, need and importance of adolescence education, significance of life skill education for adolescence, role of schools for the balanced personality of adolescent.

UTL004

Socio- cultural factors influencing cognition and learning in adolescents with respect to their school, community, family and religion

UTL005

Learner in different learning environment: concept of marginalization with emphasis on gender inequalities, inclusive setting, multi- culturalism.

UTL006

Individual difference in learner: individual difference in Physco-motor skill, personality, learning style and cognitive preferences.

UTL007

Learning: process and characteristics of learning; factors influencing learning and laws of learning.

UTL008

Theories of learning: Pavlov’s classical conditioning, Thorndike’s connectionism, skinner operant conditioning and their educational implications.

UTL009

Attitude: meaning, types, determinants and theoretical perspective of attitude formation; value: meaning, types, formation of values; study habit: meaning, types, ways of developing effective study.

UTL010

Self – concept: meaning, components, characteristics and dimensions of self-concept; self-esteem: meaning, types and ways to build self-esteem in students

UTL011

Social emotional development: meaning, importance, stages and milestone in social emotional development ; interest: meaning, types, importance and factors affecting interest of student; aptitude: meaning and types of aptitude.

UTL012

Intelligence: concept; Gardner’s multiple intelligence: concept, features and application; learning style: concept and type of learning style.

UTL013

Motivation: meaning, kinds of motivation, needs, drives, homeostats, measurement of motivation and principles of motivation.

UTL014

Mental Health and Hygiene: meaning, characteristics; mental, personality, neurotic disorder and psychotic disorder; defense mechanism.

UTL015

Memory: meaning, types and measurement of memory, techniques of effective memorization; forgetting: meaning, types, curve of forgetting and theories of forgetting.

UTL016

Behavior Problem: truancy, lying, stealing, tantrum; drug addiction: meaning, causes and remedial measures.

UTL017

Tools for assessment of individual and intra individual difference in learners: psychological test, observation schedules, inventories and checklists.

UTL018

Techniques for assessment of individual and intra individual difference in learners: anecdotal records, cumulative records, sociometry, interview, achievement and diagnostic test. 

UTL019

Facilitating holistic development of learner: self-regulated learning: meaning and importance of self-regulated learning; distinguish self-directed and self-regulated learning; self-efficacy: meaning, sources and theory of self-efficacy, ways to improve self-efficacy.

UTL020

Role of teacher in different learning environment settings based on cognitive abilities and affective domain and their implications for catering to individual variations in view of difference rather than deficit.