Preparation of Educational Aids:
design their own educational aids in the form of folios,
flow charts, booklets, etc. highlighting the specific
objectives of the workshop. For example, during “Socially
Useful Productive Work/Work Experience” workshop,
a booklet on the steps involved in learning of crafts
or in a workshop on “Role of Schools in Conservation
of the Natural and Cultural Heritage” an educational
aid on comparative studies in Architecture can be
prepared. The educational aids aim at an academic
approach to the study of art and culture and its input
in formal and non-formal education.
Selection and completion of Projects :
on the theme of the Workshop, the teachers select
projects and collect data using survey sheets, resource
books for making project reports.
Quiz, Educational Games and Slide Shows:
creating awareness of the Natural and Cultural Heritage,
selected questions as in Quiz Programmes or Educational
games are introduced to the teachers. Audio-visual
presentations are also made with this objective in
Learning of Crafts:
crafts of a region are taught to the participants
by traditional crafts persons using locally available
low cost material.
Learning of Songs in Regional Languages :
foster a spirit of national integration and develop
a sense of appreciation for the beauty in music and
different languages, selected songs from different
regions and languages of India are taught to the participants.
Educational visits :
visits to places of historical importance such as
monuments and museums, places of natural importance
such as sanctuaries and nature parks are conducted
during the workshop. Specific Worksheets are designed
for these visits to develop skills of observation
and create an understanding of the aesthetics and
beauty inherent in the natural and cultural environment.
The teachers are encouraged to prepare and use similar
worksheets while they take their students on such
visits. The role of students in conservation of the
natural and cultural heritage is also discussed during
Interaction with local school students:
the workshops, the participating teachers get an opportunity
to interact with students from the formal and non-formal
stream of education. Such opportunities help the teachers
to practice the skills they have acquired during the
workshop. Such interactions last for 3-4 days during
the Workshop where each teacher is working with the
students on a one to ten or one to twenty ratio. Sometimes,
the students come to the venue of the Workshop and
at other times, the teachers are taken to schools
or other institutions.
evaluation is conducted after each workshop to gauge
the comprehension of the teachers and to test their
grasp of the knowledge gained. This regular feedback
after the training helps in developing approaches and
methodologies to improve the training techniques.