Good teachers form the foundation of good schools, and improving teachers’ skills and knowledge is one of the most important investments that can bring progress and success in teaching- learning scenario.
Bringing this core concern to the forefront, Akal Academy Kajri under the auspices of Kalgidhar Education Trust, Baru Sahib HP held Social Science Teachers’ Skill Development Workshop on 18th and 19th October 2014.
The first day began with shabads by Akal Academy Students followed by the warm welcome of our resource person who is a renowned educationist & author of school books Mrs. Gita Duggal
The first day of the workshop was devoted to discussion on Major teaching- learning aspects of Social Sciences. The resource person using the audio-visual devices highlighted on how to introduce the topic using visual simulations.
Use of Timelines, symbols, acronyms, brain-storming, role modeling techniques were discussed and practiced. Teachers’ queries were addressed with illustrations.
The second day of the workshop was purely practical based. Lot of Map reading and location finding devices were studied and practiced by the teachers. Debate on ‘Need for Second Green Revolution’ was conducted.
Teachers’ queries regarding difficulties in teaching Geography were addressed. Mrs. Gita Duggal stressed upon the need for teaching Geography through field trips, model making, and showing real objects to learners.
By the end of the workshop, the participating teachers were asked to demonstrate their learning experiences.
The Principal Akal Academy Kajri, Mr. Pargat Singh, HOD Department of Social Sciences, observed the performance of demonstrating teachers.
Special thanks was conveyed to Kalghidhar Education Trust Baru sahib administration for imparting teachers with a new Skill learning.
~ Tapasleen Kaur
~ New Delhi, 1st Nov ’14