Kerala PSC HSA English Exam Syllabus 2015

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.

Kerala PSC HSA English Exam Syllabus 2015

• 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

3.Aristotle: Poetics
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

2. Morphology
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

1.Sentence Correction
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

5.Phrasal Verbs
7.Reported Speech
9.Question Tag
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
8.Learner Types
9.Teaching learners with disability
10.NCF, KCF on teaching of English

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