NET Education Syllabus

UGC NET Education Syllabus

1. Philosophical Foundation of Education

Relationship of Education and Philosophy

Western Schools of Philosophy:

Idealism, Realism, Naturalism, Pragmatism, Existentialism, Marxism with special reference to the concepts of knowledge, reality and values their educational implications for aims, contents and methods of education.

Indian Schools of Philosophy (Sankhya, Vedanta, Buddhism, Jainism, Islamic traditions) with special reference to the concept of knowledge, reality and values and their educational implications.

Contributions of Vivekananda, Tagore, Gandhi and Aurobindo to educational thinking.

National values as enshrined in the Indian Constitution, and their educational implications.

Modern concept of Philosophy: Analysis – Logical analysis. Logical empiricism and Positive relativism – (Morris L. Prigge).

2. Sociological Foundations of Education

Relationship of Sociology and Education

Meaning and nature of Educational Sociology and Sociology of Education. Education – as a social subsystem – specific characteristics Education and the home.

Education and the Community 6with special reference to Indian Society.

Education and Modernization.

Education and Politics.

Education and Religion.

Education and Culture.

Education and Democracy.

Socialization of the Child.

Meaning and Nature of Social Change.

Education as related to Social Stratification and Social Mobility.

Education as related to Social Equity and Equality of Educational Opportunities.

Constraints on Social Change in India (Caste, Ethnicity, Class, Language, Religion, Regionalism).

Education of the socially and economically disadvantaged sections of the society with special reference to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, women and rural population.

3. Psychological Foundations of Education

Relationship of Education and Psychology

Process of Growth and Development.

Physical, social, emotional and intellectual.

Development of concept formation, logical reasoning, problem solving and creative thinking; language development.

Individual differences – determinants; role of heredity and environment; implications of individual differences for organising educational programs.

Intelligence – Its theories and measurement.

Learning and Motivation

Theories of learning – Thorndike is connectionism; Pavlovs classical and Skinners operant conditioning; Learning by insight; Hulls reinforcement

theory and Tolmans theory of learning; Lewins – Field theory.

Gagnes Hierarchy of Learning.

Factors Influencing Learning.

Learning and Motivation.

Transfer of learning and its theories.

Psychology and education of exceptional children – creative, gifted, backward, learning disables, and mentally retarded.

Personality – type and trait theories – the measurement of personality

Mental health and hygiene – the process of adjustment, conflicts and defense mechanisms, mental hygiene, and mental health. Sex Education


4. The methodology of Educational Research

Nature and Scope of Educational Research.

Meaning and Nature.

Need and Purpose.

Scientific Inquiry and Theory Development – some emerging trends in research Fundamental – Applied and Action Research.

Formulation of Research Problem.

Criteria and sources for identifying the problem.

Delineating and Operationalizing variables.

Developing Assumptions and Hypothesis in various types of Research.

Collection of Data Concept of population and sample various methods of sampling Characteristics of a good sample.

Tools and Techniques.

Characteristics of a good research tool.

Types of research tools and techniques and their uses.

Questionnaire – Interviews – Observations.

Tests and scales, projective and sociometric techniques.

Major Approaches to Research .

Descriptive Research.

Ex – post facto Research.

Laboratory Experiment.

Field Experiment.

Field Studies.

Historical Research.

Analysis of Data

Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. The null hypothesis, test of significance, types of error, one – tailed and two – tailed tests.

The t-test.

The F – test (one – way and ANOVA) Non – Parametric tests (Chi – square test).

Biserial, point – biserial. tetrachoric and phi – coefficient of correlation.

Partial and multiple correlations.

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