Friday, 29 January 2016

CTET Preparation : The Strategy of Elimination


As CTET Exam February 2016 is drawing closer, we bring you an important strategy that can improve your score manifold called Elimination Strategy. Whether you are working on Child Development and Pedagogy or on Mathematical or Language Pedagogies, strategy of Elimination is highly useful strategy on CTET.

As the name suggests, elimination means eliminating the choices to reach to the right answer. Consider the following question from CTET September 2015 Paper:

Which one of the following statements about children would Vygotsky agree with?

Children learn through social interaction with peers and adults
Children learn when they are offered lucrative rewards.
Children’s thinking can be understood by conducting laboratory experiments on animals.
Children are born evil and need to be controlled through punishment.

If you scan through the choices, you can easily eliminate choices c) and d). It is irrelevant to what Vygotsky’s theory says. Those two choices are clearly absurd.


Which one of the following statements about children would Vygotsky agree with?

a)      Children learn through social interaction with peers and adults
b)      Children learn when they are offered lucrative rewards.

c)       Children’s thinking can be understood by conducting laboratory experiments on animals.
d)      Children are born evil and need to be controlled through punishment. 


Now we are left with options a) and b). Option b) seems to be true sometimes in our practical life. But think of it, can you really make children learn just by offering them rewards. Option (a) is clearly the most accurate answer. Even if you didn’t know Vygotsky’s theory, you still can choose option (a) just by using general common sense.

Now try the elimination strategy on another question from CTET 2015 September Paper II

India has a lot of Linguistic diversity. In this context, what is the most appropriate statements about multilingual classrooms at primary level especially class I and II ?

a)      Students should be penalized for using their mother tongue or local language.
b)      The schools should admit only those students whose mother tongue is the same as the language of instruction.
c)       The teacher should respect all languages and encourage children to communicate in all of them.
d)      The teacher should ignore children who use their mother tongue in the class.




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At 01/02/2016, 15:09 , Blogger Akshay Jain said...

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