Problem Related to Social Science Teaching, Study Notes, Material - All Teaching Exam

By Bhawna Singh|Updated : January 7th, 2021

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As we all know that in our society there are so many preconceptions related to social science content. The social study may be accepted as a non-scientific, non-utility, irrelevant, and ill-famed subject by society. It is considered that its content is very lengthy basically in history. It has very limited carrier options. So, we can say that social science teaching and learning affects a lot due to the various conceptions related to its subject matter or contents.


Challenges during social science teaching and learning process:

Various are the challenges that are faced during the teaching-learning process are:

1. Problem-related to the uncertainty of objective: Evaluation should be in such a way that may be clearly defined in behavioral terms.

2. Problems related to the instructional material: There is a lack of instructional material related to social science teaching. Arranging resources require expertise teachers as well as the expenditure from schools ends.

3. Problems related to the unavailability of trained or experienced teachers: Trained and experienced teachers are required for quality education which is a major problem related to social study teaching.

4. Problems related to in-service teachers training: Due to lack of inadequate training facilities teacher faces the problem of upgrading themselves which results in the hindrance of social science teaching.

5. Problems related to insufficient tools of evaluation: Social study teaching-learning process lacks proper tools of evaluation which are used for evaluating the students’ performance.

6. Problems related to the library: Lack of library is a major problem that hinders the teaching-learning process. A lot of reference books are required in the social studies teaching-learning process and due to their unavailability teaching-learning process suffers a lot.

Approaches in the teaching of social science:

The main aim of social science is to infuse moral and mental energy in the child so that it can make the child think and deal independently with the various forces of society without compromising with his/her individuality. And these aims can be achieved with the help of the following approaches:

  • Problem-based learning: Problem-based learning is an active or self-directed learning process where students perform the task collectively in small groups. Problem-based learning helps in developing the transferable skills in the students which can be put in various skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, participation.
  • Collaborative learning: In this type of learning students gather information or knowledge by forming the association, working in teams, by sharing books, food, etc. should be appreciated.
  • Experiential-based learning: In experiential-based learning actual life experiences of learners should be linked with the content of the textbooks. In this method, students gather information or knowledge through various sources like a field trip to historical places or various natural sites, role-playing, surveys, etc.
  • Community-Based Learning: Community-based learning is an essential way of sensitizing students towards various issues prevailing in society. Project-based projects and programs are the best way of community-based learning.

Team teaching:

Team teaching refers to a group of teachers working together in order to optimize resources, interests, and expertise. Team teaching is very helpful to teachers when students with special needs are being educated in a regular classroom. This team of teachers shares their insights and even argues with each other.

  • Team teaching requires planning, skilled management, open-mindedness, imagination, creativity, and even risk change failures or humility but the consequences are of worth it.
  • In team teaching the evaluation done by teachers will be more balanced or insightful than the self-evaluation of an individual teacher.

Curriculum and textbook of social science:

 In order to overcome the problems related to the social science teaching and learning process the curriculum of social science should be comprehensive or should enable students to develop critical thinking of understanding of society. The textbook and curriculum of social science textbook should be-

  • Comprehensive in which learners, as well as teachers, involved in generating knowledge without any inactive or present forces of coercion.
  • Designed in such a way that provides chances of scientific inquiry to the students.
  • Based upon the gender concerns that need to be addressed in terms of making the prospects of women an integral part of the discussion related to historical events and contemporary issues.
  • The curriculum of social science shows the women's struggles in Indian history as well as present-day situations.

This article tends to be beneficial for the following exams - REET, UPTET, CTET, Super TET, DSSSB, KVS, etc.

Suggested Read Books:

Serial No.Book NameAuthor Name

CTET Success Master Social Science/Studies Paper-2 for Class 6 to 8 2020

Arihant Experts

2.12 YEAR-WISE CTET Paper 2 (Social Science/ Studies) Solved Papers (2011 - 2019) - 2nd English Edition

Disha Experts


CTET Social Science and Its Pedagogy

Kumar Sandeep



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