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IGNOU B.Ed Question Papers 2008 (EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY,TEACHING OF ENGLISH,TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES)

1.ES-361 : EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Question paper

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION
Term-End Examination
June, 2OO8
ES-361 : EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Time : 3 hours Maximum Weightage 70%
Note :

(i) All the four questions are compulsory.
(ii) All the questions carry equall weightage.

1. Answer the following question in about 600 words.

What, according to you, is ‘Educational Technology’?Deseribe the nnain stages of its evolution beginning from ‘teaching aids’ to the use of multimedia and ICT driven technologies.
OR
Discuss the main factors that led to the emergence of open and distance learning systems in India citing examples of Natianal Institute af Open Schooling {NIOS). AIso describe in detail the distinguishing features of the NIOS.

2.
Answer the following question in about 600 words.

“Evaluation is an integral part of educational technology.” Examine this statement critically and state the rationale and purposes of evaluating an ET project. Also describe with examples the four components of CIPP model of evaluation.
OR
Why do we use printed ‘Self-Learning Materials’ (SLMs) as the principal mode of instruction for open and distance learners ? Describe the structure and main characteristics of SLMs giving illustrations from your own (B.Ed.) course materials.

3. Answer any four of the following questions in about 150 words each :

(i) Describe the need. importance and role of audio-video
programmes and computer-driven inputs in open and
distance learning systems, giving examples from your own experience as a distance learner.
(ii) What is teleconferencing ? Discuss the merits and demerits of audio and video conferencing.
(iii) Why will an individual, in the near future be required to continue to learn throughout his/her life ? Explain it and clarify the concept of a ‘Learning Society’.
(iv) What is a chart good for ? Describe various types of charts used in day-to-day classroom teaching.
(v) List the major strengths and weaknesses af TVS/video programmes. Describe how you, as a teacher, will ensure effective utilization of Tv/video programmes in your class.
(vi) State the key principles of learning as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo. How does Mirambika School attempt to realize these principles through its programmes and activities ?
(vii) What is experiential learning ? Describe the stages in the process of experiential learning.

4. Answer the following question in about 600 words.

List important guidelines for developing an educational Tv/video programme script. Based on these guidelines, prepare a programme brief and develop a 10-minute TV/Video script on any teaching topic or theme for Secondary school students

2.ES-344 TEACHING OF ENGLISH Question paper

BACHELOR OF ENGLISH
Term-End Examination
June, 2008
ES-344: TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Time : 3 hours Maximum Weightage 70%
Note :

(i) Answer questions 1,2 and 4 in about 600 words each and each part of Q No. 3 in 150 words.
(ii) All answer are compulsory and carry equal weightage.

1. The communicative approach to language teaching is the best one ta be followed by the teachers of English. Do you agree ? Give a reasoned answer bringing out the differences in the different approaches.
OR
English is seen differently as a first language, a second language and an intemational language. What are the implications of these three positions for a teacher of English ? Discuss bringing out the need and importance of English in the Indian saciety and classroom.

2. It is through books that one acquires knowledge, for which one needs to be proficient in reading. Do you think reading is the most important language skill ? Give a reasoned answer bringing out the implications for a teacher of English.
OR
Describe in detail the objectives of a reading programme. Are you able to implement all the objectives in the classroom ? Discuss.

3. Attempt any four of the following in about 150 words each :

(i) Mention at least four kinds of listening activities and describe any one of them in detail.
(ii) Mention at least four kinds of speaking activities and describe any one of them in detail.
(iii) Mention at least four kinds of writing activities and describe any one of them in detail.
(iv) Mention three types of study skills and describe any one of them in detail.
(v) What are the advantages of grammar games in teaching grammar ? Describe one game.
(vi) Write a note on Integrated Grammar Tasks.

4. Choose any topic in any area from your English class and develop a lesson plan. Mention the class and topic you have chosen clearly.

3.ES-343 TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES Question paper

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION
Term-End Examination
June,2008
ES-343 : TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES
Time : 3 hours Maximum Weightage 70%
Note :
(i) All the four questions are compulsory.
(ii) All the questions carry equal weightage.

1. Answer the following question in about 600 words:

Differentiate between ‘social Studies’ and ‘Social Science’. Discuss various competencies required of an effeetive Social Studies teacher.
OR
What is a lecture ? Discuss with examples the steps of organising lecture in the teaching of Social Studies.

2 . Answer the following question in about 600 words:

Discuss briefly the major supporting structures which constitute the econcmie structure of Indian Economy.Develop an instructional strategy to teach this topic mentioning main content points, specific instructional objectives, teaching-learning activities and evaluation items.
OR
Explain environmental degradation and its various causes. Develop an instructional strategy to teach this topic mentioning main content points, specific instructional objectives, teaching-learning activities and evaluation items.

3. Write short answers to any four of the following questions in about 150 words each :

(i) Briefly elaborate the significance of discussion as a method of teaching Social Studies and also mention the various skills required to participate in discussion.
(ii) Discuss various areas which are taken into account while planning instruction in Social Studies.
(iii) Discuss various types of charts and mention their use in teaching Social Studies, with examples. Explain the significance and steps of demonstration in teaching of Social Studies, with examples.
{v) What methads and media would you use to teach art and architeeture af ancient India ?
{vi} What are the main teaching points of the topic ‘Grorvth of Educatian and its impact’ during the British rule in India ? Formulate instructional objectives for the same teaching points.
{vii} what are major physical devisons of India ? Discuss the instructional media you will use to teach the contents.
{viii) Discuss the teaching-learning activities you will plan to teach conservation of natural resources.

4. Answer the following question in about 600 words :

Suppose you had developed a Question paper in Social Studies for Class IX. Discuss the various steps you followed in the development of the Question paper.

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