To empower students to access information and make sense out of it, a five-day and 40-hour workshop was organized at Kanya Gurukul in Kurukshetra fron May 5 t0 9 in which 40-odd girls in the age group 15-17 participated. During the workshop, five study skills were taken up and practiced by students to produce restructured information in various formats.
The main highlights of the workshop were the exposure to the skill; group practice of the skill and individual application of the skill to the new information. The workshop sessions were punctuated by related craft work, pedagogical singing on the attributes of each skill and educational games to reinforce the vocabulary of the skills.
Commenting on the workshop, a participant said, “We had an awesome and interesting experience in the study skills of out-lining, web-charring, concept-mapping, flow-charting and table-charting. Now, I know how to be successful student by being an independent learner.” Physics teacher of the venue school, who was the part of the workshop, said, “I am convinced by applying study skills, students can learn about 60 percent of course themselves and teacher could concentrate on the difficult or hard spots of learning with enough time at hand.” She wished that the study skills course should be taken to other schools since it has implications for the success of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme of the CBSE which emphasizes the inclusion of study skills to produce the reports of students’ seminars and study assignments.