Syllabus for SET Teaching and Research Aptitude

Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test

GENERAL PAPER ON TEACHING & RESEARCH APTITUDE

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Unit-I Teaching Aptitude

Syllabus for SET Teaching and Research Aptitude

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.

Unit-II Research Aptitude

 Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Postpositivistic approach to research.

 Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative methods.

 Steps of Research.

 Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.

 Application of ICT in research.

 Research ethics.

Unit-III Comprehension

 A passage of text be given. Questions be asked from the passage to be answered.

Unit-IV Communication

 Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.

 Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.

 Barriers to effective communication.

 Mass-Media and Society.

Syllabus for SET Teaching and Research Aptitude

Unit-V Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

 Types of reasoning.

 Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.

 Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).

Unit-VI Logical Reasoning

 Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.

 Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.

 Analogies.

 Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of arguments.

 Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.

 Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).

 Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).

Unit-VII Data Interpretation

 Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.

 Quantitative and Qualitative Data.

 Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.

 Data Interpretation.

 Data and Governance.

Unit-VIII Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

 ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.

 Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.

 Digital initiatives in higher education.

 ICT and Governance.

Unit-IX People, Development and Environment

 Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.

 Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on environment.

 Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.

 Impacts of pollutants on human health.

 Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.

 Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.

 Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance.

Unit-X Higher Education System

 Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.

 Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.

 Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India.

 Professional, Technical and Skill Based education.

 Value education and environmental education.

 Policies, Governance, and Administration.

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