at all stages has been regarded as a powerful instrument for
social transformation. The major task of education in India
today is to usher in a democratic, socialistic secular society
which removes prejudices among people. The objectives of introducing
"Socially Useful Productive Work/Work Experience (SUPW/WE)
" in the schools is to help in the realisation of these
goals. Therefore, not only does it form an integral part of
the school curriculum, but has its ramifications into other
subjects of the school curriculum.
Programme of Action of the National Policy on Education of
1986 states that the basic emphasis in interlinking education
and culture should be on helping a child to discover his latent
talent and to express it creatively. This can be achieved
through a participative process, using their immediate environment
giving special emphasis to curriculum reorientation and motivating
teachers to interact with the students at different levels.
in this country are an important part of our rich cultural
heritage, which serve to satisfy the aesthetic needs of man
and provide a vehicle for his urge for self expression. The
real significance of handicrafts lie in the newness and surprise
of each object.
we are losing not only an ancient heritage but an essential
element in our social composition which has been a strong
cementing force. SUPW/WE in schools gives an opportunity to
revive and keep alive the rich heritage and cultural traditions
of our country and encourages creativity among students. During
the Workshop on SUPW/WE, the teachers get intensive training
in 3 to 4 crafts. The crafts which are generally taught are
Pottery, Clay Modelling, Paper Mache, Mask Making, Tie &
Dye, Rangoli, Wall decoration, Cane work, Bamboo work, Book
binding, Paper toys, etc. Classes for Learning of Songs in
National languages are also conducted to inculcate a spirit
of communal harmony and a sense of respect for all the languages.
Lecture- demonstrations and slide-shows are arranged on a
variety of topics related to Indian Handicrafts and Culture.
Sessions on use of CCRT's educational material for creative
activities in curriculum teaching are also organised.
Objectives of the Workshop
to revive an interest in Indian crafts and study their relevance
in contemporary life;
2. to help teachers to value and recognise
the importance of local craft resources;
3. to guide teachers to formulate a syllabus
for teaching Crafts/SUPW/WE in
schools with the new awareness created during the Workshop ;
4. to learn about the life styles of craftsmen
and recognise their role in society;
5. to instil in teachers, the importance of
value and moral education and to suggest projects that can be
taken up while working for the development of the community;
6 . to inculcate values of social service
and dignity of labour;
8 . to develop an aesthetic sensibility relevant
to Indian Culture;
|| 15 days
middle/secondary/senior secondary School teachers.
Hyderabad, Udaipur and Guwahati.
the aegis of Ministry
Government of India
15-A, Sector - 7, Pappankalan, Dwarka,
New Delhi - 110075
Centre for Cultural Resources and Training