Activities

Which of the following cannot be a meaningful learning activity for the topic “Food- How we get food”?

Answer: (c)

Reading the nutrient composition of the food is not a meaningful learning activity for the concerned topic. Activities should focus on the all-round development of the personality of the students related to physical, mental, social aspects.

Which of the following cannot be a meaningful learning activity for teaching the topic “Family” to primary students?

Answer: (b)

The activities for teaching topic “Family” should focus on developing the positive human values towards the family. Counting number of boys and girls cannot solve the purpose of developing social interaction and strong relationship with family.

To teach a sub-theme ‘Plants’ under the theme ‘Family and Friends,’ which of the following methods is the most appropriate for Class III students?

Answer: (b)

It is necessary for a teacher to first interact with children and measure their prior experience on the concept to be taught, and then select the appropriate teaching-learning method/approaches to build further on that concept. Thus, in this case, the best way for making students learn about plants is to first find out the level of their previous knowledge about plants through a plain-spoken classroom session and then strengthen this knowledge with a first-hand experience by letting the students observe different plants and their parts in their natural surroundings, which they should record and analyse.

Which of the following methods of teaching-learning for EVS helps to assess children’s level of learning?

Answer: (b)

Interaction of a teacher with his/her students through observation, listening to them, discussing with them, asking questions, reviewing their work is the method of teaching-learning for EVS that can help assess the students’ level of learning. The rest of the given methods (screening, lecture-based and demonstration-based) are mere ways of delivering information to students but not getting back their responses, which is possible in the interaction method.

While teaching the topic ‘different types of beaks’ to class III students, which of the following planned ways chosen by a teacher is not appropriate for teaching this topic?

Answer: (c)

It is always better to learn something by seeing in comparison to listening, especially for children. Explaining different types of beaks with the help of examples is not sufficient for students. Going to a museum or a nearby park for observing birds and their beaks is a good method. Other classroom methods such as explaining the concept by showing images is also relevant.

Which of the following roles does not agree with the importance of co-curricular activities?

Answer: (b)

Co-curricular Activities (CCAs) are programmes or supervised activities carried out inside or outside the class. They provide curriculum-related knowledge and character building experiences in an innovative and interesting way to students.

Which of the following activities are not covered under co-curricular activities?

Answer: (d)

o-Curricular Activities (CCAs) do not include athletic practices and competitions. There are various categories of co-curricular activities, such as physical development activities (e.g.: games and sport), excursion activities (e.g.: tours and picnic), literary activities (e.g.: reading and writing competition), civic development activities (e.g.: group discussion and public speaking), aesthetic and cultural development activities (e.g.: folk dance and historical competitions), social welfare activities (e.g.: community services and helping the people) and leisure activities (e.g.: music and theatre), etc.