Understanding Disciplines and Subjects is a text-book prepared to enable student-teacher to reflect on the nature and role of disciplinary knowledge in the school curriculum, the paradigm shift in the nature of discipline. In the drastic period of changes, disciplines are emerging like mushrooms. Trans-discipline and most specific discipline are organizing knowledge in deviated ways. Teacher must beware of these factors. For this purpose only NCERT/NCTE/NCF/University suggest these kind of subjects to be included in the B.Ed., curriculum. This book is prepared according to the revised syllabus of B.Ed., Programme under Tamilnadu Teachers Education University. It has been written in English to cater the needs of English medium students pursuing the B.Ed., Programme.
This book comprises 5 units. They deal with the concept of discipline and subjects, disciplines and subjects in socio-cultural perspectives, notion of knowledge, criteria for selection of content for developing school curriculum and various types of curriculum construction. It includes detailed explanations for every topic which required for the enhancement of knowledge of the learner. This book inculcates the competencies required for evaluating the knowledge of the learners in a comprehensive manner. This book is a comprehensive textbook for the students undergoing the B.Ed., training programme. It fulfills the needs of the Student-teachers and Teacher Educators.