Concept & Nature of Social Science Pedagogy, Study Notes, Material - All Teaching Exam

By Komal|Updated : August 24th, 2021

In this article, we should read related to the Concept & Nature of Social Science Pedagogy, Important for the CTET Paper-1 & 2.

Social Science is the study of how people live and organize themselves in society. Initially, social study accepts economics, religious, political, and political aspects of society.

Nature of Social Science :

  • Social Science is nowadays is considered a combination of both art and science because its content is social but the way of its study is scientific.
  • It is dynamic in nature. Traditionally it is considered as the detailed account of social matters but today it is accepted as a scientific study.
  • Presently scientific and logical methods are also included in it and applied in the teaching-learning process of social science.

 

Social Science is the study of how people live and organize themselves in society. Initially, social study accepts economics, religious, political and political aspects of society.

The Concept of Social Science :

Initially, the subject of social studies was considered as part of History and was not considered separately but now Social Study becomes a dynamic subject and various branches are included in it separately like history, geography, Economics, Civics etc.

Nowadays Social Studies or Social Science is considered as interlinked with each other and Social Study includes various aspects of society and takes the elements from History, Geography, Civics, Economics, and Sociology etc.

Relation of Social Science with other Subjects :

  • Relationship with Language: Language is related to literature and literature is a very important aspect of society. Essays, poems, and stories are the sources of literature through which various subject is to be taught to society.
  • Relationship with Mathematics: For understanding the chronology in History, a Geographical phenomenon in Geography and various Economic principles in Economics the knowledge of Mathematics is necessary.
  • Relationship with Technology: In this global world our society is directly or socially connected with the various modes of technology like T.V., mobiles, radio computers etc. These modes have a direct influence on Society. So in a wider sense, Social Study is considered Social Science.
  • Relationship with Art: various paintings, sculptures, arts etc. are related to different states and cultures of the society.

Objectives/Significance of Social Science Teaching :

- to develop the feeling of patriotism and national integration.

- to build the feeling of democratic sentiments among the learners.

- to develop critical thinking in the learners.

- to develop different skills among learners which help them to earn their livelihood.

- to develop interest, value, knowledge for various cultures, customs, traditions of the society.

- to develop the learners' good citizens.

A contribution of Social Science to the Development of Children :

- Study of society and peoples of the society is based on information and facts related to Human and Environment after some time the knowledge of a child requires relevance sequence which helps in the development of known structure in the child’s mind.

- Social Studies helps in the development of the relevant understanding of the experiences related to inside or outside the classroom.

- it develops the favourable or unfavourable attitude of the child and society towards various facts, figures, and experiences related to society.

Teaching Methods/ approaches to Social Science:

1) Simple to Complex: In this method, the subject matter first started from simple to complex. This method is best suited for teaching a primary and middle class.

2) Known to Unknown: In this method subject matter is introduced from knowingly fact or information related to the topic and then it should be carried with the unknown factor information about the topic.

3) Specific to General: In this method, the subject matter or topic is firstly introduced with the examples and then a generalized concept is evolved. This method is useful in teaching higher-level classes.

 Questions related to the given topic:

Q1. Define social studies?

Ans. Social study is the study of people how people live and organize themselves in society.

Q2. Is social study a part of science or an art?

Ans. A social study is considered as the combination of both science and art because its content is the art and its way of study is scientific.  

Q3. What are the various elements of social study?

Ans. The various elements of social study are history, geography, civics, economics, sociology etc.

Q4. The social study develops which type of thinking in students?

Ans. Social study develops Critical thinking in students.

Q5. What is the relation of social study with technology and its influence on society?

Ans. Our society is directly or indirectly connected with the various modes of technology like T.V, mobiles, radio, computers etc. and these modes have a direct influence on society. 

Q6. What is the contribution of social study towards the development of child attitude?

Ans. It develops the favourable or unfavourable attitude of the child and society towards various facts, figures, and experiences related to society.

Q7. Name the approach or method of social study teaching in which the topic is introduced with the example.

Ans. In specific to a general method of social study teaching the concept is introduced with specific examples and then the concept is evolved.

Q8. Name three methods of social science teaching. 

Ans. The three methods of social science teaching are :

  1. Simple to Complex
  2. Known to Unknown
  3. Specific to General

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
1.

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

3.

CTET Social Science and Its Pedagogy

Kumar Sandeep

 

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FAQs

  • Nature of Social Science :

    • Social Science is nowadays is considered a combination of both art and science because its content is social but the way of its study is scientific.
    • It is dynamic in nature. Traditionally it is considered as the detailed account of social matters but today it is accepted as a scientific study.
    • Presently scientific and logical methods are also included in it and applied in the teaching-learning process of social science.


  • Relation of Social Science with other Subjects :

    • Relationship with Language: Language is related to literature and literature is a very important aspect of society. Essays, poems, and stories are the sources of literature through which various subject is to be taught to society.
    • Relationship with Mathematics: For understanding the chronology in History, a Geographical phenomenon in Geography and various Economic principles in Economics the knowledge of Mathematics is necessary.
    • Relationship with Technology: In this global world our society is directly or socially connected with the various modes of technology like T.V., mobiles, radio computers etc. These modes have a direct influence on Society. So in a wider sense, Social Study is considered Social Science.
    • Relationship with Art: various paintings, sculptures, arts etc. are related to different states and cultures of the society.


  • Objectives/Significance of Social Science Teaching :

    - to develop the feeling of patriotism and national integration.

    - to build the feeling of democratic sentiments among the learners.

    - to develop critical thinking in the learners.

    - to develop different skills among learners which help them to earn their livelihood.

    - to develop interest, value, knowledge for various cultures, customs, traditions of the society.

    - to develop the learners' good citizens.

  • Teaching Methods/ approaches to Social Science:

    1) Simple to Complex: In this method, the subject matter first started from simple to complex. This method is best suited for teaching a primary and middle class.

    2) Known to Unknown: In this method subject matter is introduced from knowingly fact or information related to the topic and then it should be carried with the unknown factor information about the topic.

    3) Specific to General: In this method, the subject matter or topic is firstly introduced with the examples and then a generalized concept is evolved. This method is useful in teaching higher-level classes.

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