Class 11-12

While studying Social Sciences, students should be able to understand contemporary social issues as well as their experiences in the classroom and be able to link it all up with the subject. There is not just one way of evaluation. What is important to see is to what depth children have understood the topic and if they have been able to see its linkages to their daily life. If they are able to articulate their views in writing, related as they are to their experience, this would be fulfilling the objectives of education.

15th March 2013, Friday:

If real learning has to happen in children in the classroom, a good preparation on the part of the teacher is a must. We teachers need to know what kind of preparation is necessary. It’s always better to think ‘How does the child learn?’, rather than thinking ‘How to teach the child?’, because the child learns only when he is ready to learn by himself. There is no end to learning, education is a continuous process. While learning in school is one stage, adopting the same in life is another stage.

Mosquitoes, the buzzing, biting & annoying insects are one of the oldest species that have seen us through since ages. Not necessarily a malaria or a dengue patient, but anyone who forgot to secure the mosquito net  properly will testify their struggle with a it. Read out more on them.

 

This is an introductory manual for the teachers which explores the necessity and possibility of integrating the nature of science while teaching any concept of the science. For the convenience the concept of nature of science is discussed with the help of the concepts of light. The resource is for the teachers of upper primary and high school who are teaching science. It can be used by both prospective teachers and the regular teachers dealing with science.

Satya started his professional life as a teacher at an age of 22 immediately after he completed his graduation. Today almost after more than 19 years when he looks back, a realization of how things unfolded gradually comes before his eyes helping him connect the dots. A careful analysis of how he has evolved as a teacher during this ardent journey is outlined below.

 

‘Mathematics Mela’ was an alien and unimaginable word to me before this was held in our school. Generally schools arrange science exhibition or science mela where children display things that take place in day to day life and are also connected with principles of science. These exhibits, or events, are presented from the point of view of science and children participate in it with a lot of enthusiasm. This was my only experience about melas.

Remember, the lead child character in the film 'Taare Zameen Par' Ishan. He made a flipbook, the most basic form of animation.

Teaching social science in upper primary has its own uniqueness since learners can understand changes in human society through the community around us, by close observations at homes, through newspapers, media etc. A teacher also gets similar experiences from community.

Drama embodies this completely. When learning or using drama, it involves the logical and emotional parts of the individual. It is not just a skill to learn. It is a way of learning. Drama emphasizes on both physical and mental involvement. Often through activities like improvisation, role play and games drama creates situation in which these possibilities can be explored. It enables the child to get involved in the process, do, feel, live and many other things in a natural way. This process is the essence of the “learning by doing” methodology.

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