School Education

Chapter 4

Curriculum and Pedagogy in Schools


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CHAPTER 4: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Schools

  1. According to new developmentally appropriate curricular and pedagogical structure for school education follows which design?

A) 10 + 2

B) 5 + 3 + 3 + 4

C) 5 + 3 + 4

D) 7 + 5

  1. Match the following according to reconstructed school curriculum and pedagogy design.
  2. Foundational Stage      A. comprises of three years of education, building on the play-

                                          , discovery-, and activity-based pedagogical and curricular 

                                           Style of the Foundational Stage, but also gradually

                                           beginning to incorporate textbooks as well as aspects of 

                                           more formal classroom learning.

  1. Preparatory Stage          B. comprises of five years of flexible, multilevel, play-based,

                                            activity-based, and discovery-based learning, continuously

                                            incorporating the latest research in ECCE as well as the 

                                            various time-tested Indian traditions for cognitive and 

                                            emotional stimulation of children.

  1. Middle Stage                    C.  Comprises of four years of multidisciplinary study, and 

                                             will build on the subject-oriented pedagogical and

                                             curricular style of the Middle stage, but with greater

                                             depth, greater critical thinking, greater attention to life

                                             aspirations, and greater flexibility and student choice.

  1. Secondary Stage              D. Comprises of three years of education, building on the

                                             more formal pedagogical and curricular style of the 

                                             Elementary Stage but will see the introduction of subject. 

                                              teachers for learning/discussion of the more abstract 

                                              concepts in each subject that students will be ready for at 

                                              this stage across the sciences, mathematics, arts, social

                                              sciences, and humanities.

  1. Questions are encouraged with creative, collaborative, and exploratory activities for deeper and more experiential learning in ________________ Classrooms.
  1. Students will be given increased flexibility and _______________ to study across the arts, humanities, sciences, sports, and vocational subjects.
  1. What are the steps taken to empower students through flexibility in course choices?
  1. Increased flexibility in choice of subjects
  2. No hard separation of content in terms of curricular, extra-curricular, or co-curricular areas
  3. No hard separation of arts and sciences
  4. No hard separation of “vocational” and “academic” streams
  5. All the above
  1. During what age childrens learn languages quickly and have an extremely flexible capacity to learn multiple languages.
  1. 0-2
  2. 2-8
  3. 8-12
  4. None of the above
  1. The three-language formula will need to be implemented in its spirit throughout the country, promoting multilingual communicative abilities for a multilingual country.
  1. True
  2. False
  1. Young children learn and grasp nontrivial concepts most quickly in English language.
  1. True
  2. False
  1. _________________ has been a great repository of knowledge pertaining to numerous subjects including science, mathematics, medicine, mathematics, law, economics, politics, music, linguistics, drama, storytelling, and  architecture.
  1. Match the following based on the subject/ Skills and their impact on personal life.
  2. Arts                                       A. this skill builds children emotional wellbeing and

                                                   the ability to focus, be creative and collaborate.                

  1. Evidence based Thinking      B. It helps improve a child’s muscular and 

                                                   cardiovascular strength, flexibility, endurance, motor

                                                   skills, and mind-body connection and wellness.

  1. Physical Education                C.  Leads to rational, ethical, and compassionate.

                                                    individuals who can make good, logical and sound

                                                    decisions throughout their lives.

  1. Music                                     D.  Skilled in this tend to be more productive, 

                                                     creative and innovative.

  1.  Any education emphasizing creativity and innovation must include the arts.
  1. True
  2. False
  1. To encourage innovative new school textbooks in all States and in all regional languages, textbooks will be approved on the basis of containing
  1. Correctness and Accuracy
  2. Innovative, creative and engaging presentation
  3. National core curricular material
  4. All the above
  1. Every student has innate talents, which must be _______________, nurtured, fostered, and developed.
  1. The culture of assessment must shift from one that primarily tests rote memorisation to one that . 
  1. Promote learning.
  2. Test higher-order skills
  3. More formative
  4. All the above
  1. In what grades the course of current affairs will be taught to make aware of current issues and course on critical issues will be taught in more advanced manner.

A) Grades 7 – 8

B) Grades 6 – 7 

C) Grades 9 – 12

D) Grades 1 – 5

Question Paper Key

  1. B
  2. (1, B), (2, A), (3, D), (4, C)
  3. Interactive and fun
  4. Choice of subjects
  5. E
  6. B
  7. A) True
  8. B) False
  9. Sanskrit
  10. (1, D), (2, C), (3, B), (4, A)
  11.  A) True
  12. D
  13. Discovered
  14. D
  15. C

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