As many as 35 students and 65 teachers from 30 schools of Jaipur participated in a half-day workshop at City Palace on Friday. The workshop on ‘Exploring History Pedagogy’ was hosted by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust for teachers and students of Class 9 to 12. The workshop was organized with the aim of simplifying history, making the pedagogy more attractive by using new methodologies.
The workshop focussed on presentations made by students on revolutions, travelogue and movements The students gave presentations on important historical events, famous travellers like Ibn Batuta; Nationalism in India; Islamic Revolution; Francis Bernier; Megasthenese; Industrialization; Novels and societies; and Renaissance among others.
Principal The Palace School, Ms. Urvashi Warman said that since the content volume is very huge in history, it is important to make it more attractive by teaching the students by way of presentations. Such workshops also provide a greater opportunity for interaction and exploration. Workshop of this nature helps in enhancing students self confidence and communication skills.
History Teacher, Tagore International School, Ms. Manimala Banerjee said presentations are a beautiful blend of visuals and technology that make teaching creative. It is important to get the students interested in history by adopting new methodologies. Visual presentation helps in adapting theory quickly along with enhancing the innovative skills of the students.
Earlier this month a workshop was held on 3 August inviting History and Computers teachers of the city at The Palace School Jaipur. In the workshop a presentation was showcased based on Revolutions, Movements and Travelogues of the 9 grade to 12 grade of C.B.S.E course. The teachers were then asked to select a topic during the orientation programme on which they would make a presentation along with the student for today’s workshop.
Some of the eminent people behind this workshop are Executive Trustee, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Ms. Rama Datt, Historian, Ms. Rima Hooja, Director M.S.M.S.II Museum, Mr Yunus Khimani; Retired teacher from Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, Ms. Upma Mathur; eminent historian and theatre person, Mr. Ranveer Singh.
Some of the participating schools included – Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School, The Palace School, Tagore International School, India International School, Janki Devi Public School, Rukmani Birla School, among others.