An orientation on Social Science teaching was conducted for teachers. The trainer gave an overview on the meaning and nature of Social Science, provided and outlined the seven branches of social science which are anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology, and psychology and its importance for individual and society as well.
The trainer elaborated that the objective of studying Social Science is to understand the processes of economic & social change and development, critically examine social and economic issues and challenges or understand the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic and secular society. It was briefed to the teachers on why students need to study Social Science like to understand the society in which they live and learn about how society is structured, managed, and governed. Students will also learn to appreciate the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution which will help them to grow up as active, responsible, and reflective members of society.
The trainer spoke about the various approaches to teach Social Science to students to make it more interactive and collaborative learning, promote the spirit of inquiry and creativity among teachers and students and develop a democratic culture within the institution, enabling teachers and students to be alert on the social realities. He also suggested teachers for encouraging students to come up with presentations and demonstrations on different topics, debates etc.