Teaching aptitude- NTA NET 2020. It is unit 1 for the paper one of the UGC NET syllabus. The subtopics listed under Teaching Aptitude are,
SUB TOPICS OF TEACHING APTITUDE
Concept of teaching
First, you have to understand the meaning of teaching aptitude. Teaching aptitude is the ability of a person to teach. The main aim of the NET exam is to find the upcoming Professors or lecturers. So, it is very important to understand how to teach. We need to understand the psychology of the learner or how someone learns. Then only you can become better teachers.
The teaching aptitude unit basically focuses on understanding how a learner learns and how a teacher should teach. This is an introductory section. So there will not be many questions from this part.
Objectives of teaching
It basically talks about what the teacher aims when he trying to teach students. The basic objective is to impart some knowledge to the learners. This is not the only objective. Teachers make overall changes in the life of a student. They help to be a better person and help for overall development. Select the options based on this.
For example, the latest question in UGC NET (June 2019) was that,
Q: the most appropriate meaning of teaching is.
- Acquisition of skills
- Modification of behavior
- Personal adjustment
- Inculcation of knowledge
The correct option is 2. that is teaching aims to modify the behavior of students in totality.
Levels of teaching
Three major levels of teaching are there, memory, understanding, and reflective.
It is the first level. It is rote learning.
Second level. Much deeper comparing with memory level. Learning through examples and differentiating the contents.
It is the third level. Here we use the concept we learned and apply them to solve some real-life problems.
The three levels of teaching mostly are asked in the format of match the following.
Q: Which of the following is not a prescribed level of teaching?
The answer is 4. differentiation.
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