SCHEME AND SYLLABUS FOR THE POST OF HOSTEL WELFARE OFFICERS
GRADE-II IN AP SOCIAL WELFARE SUB SERVICE UNDER GROUP-IV SERVICES
PAPER-I: General Studies, Mental Ability and Language Ability
(I) Current Affairs of National importance
(II) History and Geography of Andhra Pradesh
(III) Mental Ability
(IV) Language Ability : Intended to test the candidates proficiency in the use of language ability for comprehension, summarization, idiomatic usage, vocabulary and usage detection of mistakes, absurdities
PAPER-2 (CONCERNED SUBJECT)
FOUNDATION OF EDUCATION
i) Nature and Scope of Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Education.
ii) Idealism; Naturalism; Pragmatism; Realism; Existentialism;
iii) Gandhi; Tagore; Aurobindo; Vivekananda; Jiddu Krishna Murthy;
iv) Socialization and Education; Social change and Education; Culture and Education; Modernization and Education; Equality of Educational opportunities; Education of Weaker Sections.
I. INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY.
Relationship between Educational Psychology.
Nature and Scope of Educational Psychology.
Methods of Educational Psychology
2. Growth and Development.
Principles of Growth and Development.
Stages of Development-Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence and aspects of development - Physical, Mental, Social and Emotional and its Educational implications to classroom teaching and education.
Nature of Learning, Theories of Learning(Behavioral, Cognitive and Social) and its Relevance to classroom teaching, learning and Motivation; Various methods of motivation (intrinsic and extrinsic) and its applications for classroom teaching.
4. Individual difference and its assessment.
Meaning and significance of the study of individual differences. Inter and intra Individual difference and its assessment. Concept of Personality and its assessment (Projective and Non-Projective methods).Understanding and helping learners with special needs – poor achievers, under achievers, low-level of intellectual functioning; giftedness and creativity. Need and significance of guidance and counseling in schools.
Statistics-Concept and its need for understanding behaviour of learners and teachers.
Measures of Central tendency.
Measures of Variability.
Correlation and various methods of computing correlation.