Kerala PSC High School Assistant [HSA] English Exam Syllabus 2015. Detailed Exam Syllabus of Kerala PSC High School Assistant [HSA] Examination published by Kerala public service commission.
HSA English Detailed Exam Syllabus
Module I: Renaissance and freedom movement.
Module II: General Knowledge and current affairs.
Module III: Methodology of teaching the subject.
• History/conceptual development. Need and Significance, Meaning Nature and Scope of the Subject.
• Correlation with other subjects and life situations.
• Aims, Objectives, and Values of Teaching - Taxonomy of Educational Objectives - Old and revised
• Pedagogic analysis- Need, Significance and Principles.
• Planning of instruction at Secondary level- Need and importance. Psychological bases of Teaching the subject - Implications of Piaget, Bruner, Gagne, Vygotsky, Ausubel and Gardener - Individual difference, Motivation, Maxims of teaching.
• Methods and Strategies of teaching the subject- Models of Teaching, Techniques of individualising instruction.
• Curriculum - Definition, Principles, Modern trends and organizational approaches, Curriculum reforms - NCF/KCF.
• Instructional resources- Laboratory, Library, Club, Museum- Visual and Audio-Visual aids - Community based resources - e-resources - Text book, Work book and Hand book.
• Assessment; Evaluation- Concepts, Purpose, Types, Principles, Modern techniques - CCE and Grading- Tools and techniques - Qualities of a good test - Types of test items- Evaluation of projects, Seminars and Assignments - Achievement test, Diagnostic test – Construction, Characteristics, interpretation and remediation.
• Teacher - Qualities and Competencies - different roles – Personal Qualities - Essential teaching skills - Microteaching - Action research.
Module 1. Poetry
Shakespeare - Sonnet 121
Donne A - Valediction Forbidding Mourning
Milton - On His Blindness
Gray - Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard
Wordsworth - Tintern Abbey
Shelley - To A Skylark
Keats - Ode On A Grecian Urn
Tennyson - Ulysses
Browning - My Last Duchess
Arnold - Dover Beach
W.B.Yeats - A Prayer For My Daughter
Sylvia Plath - Daddy
Tagore - Where The Mind Is Without Fear
Nissim Ezekiel - Night Of The Scorpion
Kamala Das - An Introduction
A.K.Ramanujan - Obituary
Robert Frost - Home Burial
Emily Dickinson - Because I Could Not Stop For Death
Wole Soyinka - A Telephone Conversation
Meena Alexander - House Of A Thousand Doors
Margaret Atwood - This Is A Photograph Of Me
David Diop - Africa
Jack Davis - Aboriginal Australia
Module 2. Drama
Shakespeare - Macbeth
Sheridan - School For Scandal
Oscar Wilde - The Importance Of Being Ernest
Ibsen - A Doll's House
Shaw - Pygmalion
J.M.Synge - Riders To The Sea
Samuel Beckett - Waiting For Godot
Arthur Miller - Death Of A Salesman
Tennessee Williams - The Glass Menagerie
Girish Karnad - Nagamandala
Module 3: Prose and Fiction
Francis Bacon - Of Studies
Steele - The Trumpet Club
A.G. Gardiner - On The Rule Of The Road
E.M. Forster - On Tolerance
Bertrand Russel - Functions Of A Teacher
Dr.Radhakrishnan - Humanities vs Science
Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights
George Orwell - Animal Farm
Hemingway - The Old Man And The Sea
Shashi Deshpande - Roots and Shadows
Arundati Roy - The God Of Small Things
Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye
Module 4: Literary Criticism/ Terms
4.Wordsworth: Preface To Lyrical Ballads
5.Coleridege: Biographia Litereria Chapter 14
6.Arnold: Study of Poetry
7.Eliot:Tradition And The Individual Talent
8.Saussure: Nature Of The Linguistic Sign
9.Showalter:Towards A Feminist Poetics
Terms and Movements ( Based on the latest edition of M.H.Abrams-A Glossary Of Literary Terms Classicism, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Humanism, Realism, Magical Realism, Naturalism, Symbolism, Russian Formalism, Marxism, Structuralism, Post Structuralism, Deconstruction, Psychoanalytical Criticism, Feminism, Post Colonialism, Modernism and Post Modernism.
Module 5: Linguistics, Phonetics and History of Language
5.Langue and Parole, Competence and Performance
6.Organs of Speech
7.Classification Of Speech Sounds
8.Stress, Rhythm, Intonation
10.Indo-European Family of languages
11.Loan Words-Latin, Scandinavian, French, Indian
12.Englishes-American, Australian, Indian, and African
Module 6: Modern English Usage
3.Synonyms and Antonyms
4.Give one word
5.Commonly confused words
6.Language Functions such as agreeing, complaining etc.
7.Appropriate word order
8.Appropriate sentence order
10.Passage for comprehension
Module 7: Basic Grammar
10.Transformation of sentences
Module 8: Teaching of English
1.Schools-Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Constructivism
2.Skills and subskills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
3.Language Acquisition and Learning, Krashen
4.Methods and Approaches: Grammar Translation; Audio-lingual; Direct Method; Structural-Oral-Situational Approach; Communicative Approach; Bilingual Method; Humanistic Approaches
5.Use of AV aids and ICT
6.Teaching of Prose, Poetry and Grammar
7.Testing and Evaluation
9.Teaching learners with disability
10.NCF, KCF on teaching of English