CBSE Sub. Specific Training in Sec. Social Science

CBSE Sub. Specific Training in Sec. Social Science

A training session on competence building in Social Science was conducted on 29th and 30th July 2016 in our School by CBSE Master Trainers Mr. Sajeev K. Joseph, PGT, Marygiri Eng. Med. School, Sreekandapuram, Kannur and Mr. James P.A., Sr. TGT, Little Rock Indian School, Brahmavar, Udupi appointed by CBSE – Centre Of Excellence, Kochi. 37 CBSE Schools in and around Mangaluru and Udupi districts had sent 71 Social Science teachers to attend this seminar.

On 29th July 2016 the training programme began around 9.15 am by invoking God’s blessings by a group of students of the host school, followed by the welcome address by Principal Sr. Doreen A. DSilva A.C. The seminar was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Sr. Carissima A.C., the administrator of the school, the 2 resource persons, Principal and a participant of the seminar, followed by a short message by Sr. Carissima A.C., the administrator of the school.

The session started with an introduction by Mr. James P.A. and an ice breaker activity.
In the first session Mr. Sajeev Joseph discussed about the importance of NCF 2005 in Social Science. The main guiding principles were connecting knowledge of life to outside school circle, learning the concept than rote, enriching curriculum and overall development of children and not being text book centric and to reduce exam stress.

In the second session various methods and strategies of teaching Social Science were discussed by Mr. James and the participants were reminded of Dr. Gardener’s theory of 8 multiple intelligence and were guided how to create strategies of teaching activities and methods according to the student’s caliber. This was followed by different methods of teaching Social Science that can be incorporated in their teaching learning process.

The importance of interdisciplinary approach was discussed by Mr. Joseph, where the teachers learnt not only to link the other disciplines / subjects but how to inter link the boundaries of Social Science subjects and the need to open up to a plurality approach.

It was followed by Bloom taxonomy of educational objectives where the group was preoccupied with activities. They also learnt about the taxonomy of educational objectives where taxonomy is a classification into their domain such as cognitive, affective and psychomotor.

The day ended with the preparation of a sample lesson plan in groups and its presentation. Home assignment included the sample of individual lesson plans.

On the second day, the discussion was about how to assess and evaluate Social Science
– The members learnt various tools to assess the subject
– The features to improve assessment skill and the different kinds of assessment tools.
– Achievement tests – its objects, types and steps involved

This was followed by ‘item and item writing’ where they were asked to differentiate one mark, three marks and five marks questions through various activities.

At the end of the session, from each group one school representative had to present a detailed lesson plan, which was analyzed by the rest of the teachers along with the resource persons.

Finally the session was concluded with Map skill and map questions. These two days training programme was interactive and highly informative with the aim of encouraging the teachers to eventually own the responsibility of taking up initiative to make themselves better equipped with tools and techniques of teaching methods, designing and planning lesson plans and evaluating the students with multiple intelligence variation in Social Science.

The training programme concluded with highlights of both the days, feed backs from various school representatives and vote of thanks.