Friday, November 27, 2015

First Sem. B.Ed. Model Examination, November 2015


Course: EDU-01- Knowledge and Curriculum:
Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives
Time: 2 Hours                                                                              Max. Marks: 50 marks

A. Answer all questions. Select the one which suits the best.(1 mark each)
1. Who is a philosopher, in the original sense of the word?
A. Someone who studies the stars and planets.
B.  A person primarily interested in the truth about moral matters.
C. A lover and pursuer of wisdom, regardless of the subject matter.
D. A clever and tricky arguer.
2. Which branch of philosophy answers questions regarding knowledge and knowing?
A. Logic        B. Epistemology          C. Axiology               D. Metaphysics
3. Profession as a noun is defined as?
A. A person who teaches or instructs useful information
B. vocation requiring knowledge of some department of learning or science
C. A person or thing that leads and develops ideas and skills.
D. A person who speaks about what they are educated in
4. “Reverse the usual practice and you will almost always do right” was the dictum of
A. Plato      B. Rousseau    C. Mahatma Gandhi   D. Dewey
5. Cultural lag means
A. Material culture tends to change rapidly while non- material part slows down.
B. Sharing of a cultural trait from one society of people to another
C. Tendency to adopt materialistic life style                        D. None
B. Answer all questions in a word or a sentence (1 mark each)
 6. What is the major focus of Humanistic philosophy?
 7. Define Socialization.
  8. What is the main function of NCTE?
  9. What is the major feature of Indian society?
  10. Write the full form of UNESCO
C. Answer all questions (2 marks each)
11. Discuss the aims of education according to Idealism.
12. Comment on the following definition of education by Aristotle “Education
    is the creation of a sound mind in a sound body”.
13. What similarities can you find in the views of Pestalozzi, Froebel and
14. Match the following titles and their authors: Emile, Democracy and Education,
     Pedagogy of the Oppressed, The Republic, Paulo Freire, Plato, Rousseau, Dewey.
15. Discuss the educational contributions of John Dewey.
D. Answer any four questions (5 marks each)
16. Why is it important to develop a personal philosophy of teaching?
17. Is Mahatma Gandhi an idealist or pragmatist philosopher? Discuss.
18. Explain the role of education to curb social evils with reference to drug abuse
19. Mention the role of education to foster national integration.
20. 4. List out the major changes that occurred in the 20th century Kerala.
21. Discuss the relevance of secularism and tolerance in the present Indian context.
E. Answer any one question (10 marks)
22. Is teaching a profession and what makes an effective teacher? Discuss
23. Define the concept of social change and discuss the role of education in initiating

       social change in India



Second Sem. B.Ed. Model Examination, November 2015

Paper- VI: Education in Indian Society.

Time: 2 Hours                                                                              Max. Marks: 50 marks

A. Answer all questions

1. Of the following universities, which one was established by Wood’s Dispatch?

a. Delhi University b.  Madras University c.  Mysore University

 d. None of these

2. The terms of reference of Mudaliar Commission were related to:

a. Primary Education b. Secondary Edn   c. Higher Edn    d. All-Round Edn

3. In which year education was included in the concurrent list?

a. 1976                        b. 1968                        c. 1964                        d. 1990

4. ‘Learning without Burden’ was the report prepared by

a)         Khothari commission          b)       Chattopadhyaya commission

c)         Yashpal Committee             d)        None of the above

5. Which is the apex body regarding curriculum for school education in India?

a. SCERT          b.  NCERT      c.  CBSE               d.    ICSE

6. The National Knowledge  Commission was instituted on

(a)  13 June 2005               (b) 8 August 2004

     (c)  12 November 2005      (d) 7 September 2006

7. The major shift in the teacher’s role as per NCF 2005 is to function as

      a. Strict disciplinarian b. Source of knowledge

c. Facilitator d. None of the above

7. The aim of basic education, as per the dream of Mahatma Gandhi is to

I. Create a classless society

II. Create a Sarvodaya Society

III. Create a society respecting all religions

IV. Create a society where a rich and poor can live together

(a.) All I, II, III and IV are correct.

(b.) Statements I, II and III are correct.

(c.)  Statements II, III and IV are correct.

(d.)  Statements I, II and IV are correct.

9. The major objectives of Rahstriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan are

a. To enhance access to secondary education.

b.  Provide secondary school within reasonable distance from any


c. Ensure universal access to secondary education by 2017

d. All of the above

e. None of the above

10. What is the purpose of Jan Sikshan Sansthan?

a. Provide vocational training to non-literate, neo-litearate and school dropouts.

b. Provide basic education to illiterate adults.

c. Create awareness about health and reproduction among rural people.

d. None of above.

(10 x1 = 10 Marks)

B. Answer all questions briefly.

11. Give a short account of any one of the central schemes in the education sector?

12. Mention the social indices of National development with reference to education.

13. List out the functions of NCTE.

14. Specify the concept of inclusive education.

15. Mention the role of education to promote social values.

                                                                                                          (5 x 2 = 10 Marks)

C. Answer any four questions

16. Do you feel any threat to the secular fabric of our country in the current scenario?

17. Briefly explain the concept of Intellectual Property Rights.

18. Is a massive population a boon or bane to India?

19. Describe the importance of ‘Human Rights education’.

20. Describe the causes of educated unemployment.

21. Discuss the gender issues in education.

                                                                                                         (4 x 5 = 20 Marks)

D. Answer any one question.

       22. Why is the Right To Education Act significant and what does it mean for India?

23. Explain Mahatma Gandhi’s contribution to educational theory and practice

                                                                                                                     (1x10 = 10 Marks)