A STUDY ON AWARENESS OF THE TEACHERS OF ENGLISH TOWARDS DISCOURSE ORIENTED PEDAGOGY AT HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL
Keywords:Constructivism, Curriculum, Discourse Oriented Pedagogy, New English Textbooks
In Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states, the teachers of English have been given trainings in various phases on Discourse Oriented Pedagogy (D.O.P.) to deal with the new English textbooks, which were prepared on the basis of constructivism, for class VI to Class X as a part of curriculum revision. They have been dealing with the new pedagogy since the academic year 2011-12. In this backdrop, the present study is conducted to know the awareness of the teachers of English on Discourse Oriented Pedagogy at High School Level. The study discusses the need of paradigm shift. It also discusses the features of D.O.P. and how it helps in constructing the knowledge. For this study, the data were collected through a self-made opinionnaire, analysed and interpreted in the article. Finally, the article lists the major findings and conclusions of the study.
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