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Two-day workshop on development of teaching-learning materials concludes in Ajmer
In a two-day workshop that was held on July 7 and 8 in Ajmer at Hari Bhau Upadhyaya Teachers Training (HBUTT) College at Hatundi in Ajmer on teaching?learning material (TLM), the pedagogical drawing skill was emphasized for the participating educators and master trainers to create their own visual material to support classroom instruction. Hands on experiences in creating teaching aids and students' learning material were given to the participants.

According to the organizers of the workshop, a pedagogical simple line and representative drawing for reality is a form of visual skill that makes use of marking materials like ink, felt pens, sketch pens, markers, pencils, crayons, charcoal or chalk and support material for such a drawing is like writing-paper, flip charts or available white board or chalk boards to aid learning.

The participants were given the experience of making curriculum related temporary pedagogical drawings on chart-sheets and blackboard. It was felt that for a teacher, pedagogical drawing is the simplest and most efficient means of communicating through visual symbols in a semi-concrete way before moving on to abstraction.

"In the light of the relatively easy availability of basic pedagogical drawing material, pedagogical must be promoted as most desirable visual medium for teachers for classroom instruction. The attributes of a pedagogical drawing are that it should be simple without details; meant for recognition only and not as art work; quick to draw; related to subject matter; aid to illustrate as a communicative tool, and a visual symbol or a diagrammatic representation," said the resource person.

It is often said in educational circles that every child is unique and so is his/ her style of learning but a large majorly of learners are the visual learners. Children are smart in different ways due to their unique social learning experiences. 

However, teachers feel shy to draw and illustrate but training in pedagogical drawings breaks their hesitation to change their teaching style, The skill training in pedagogical drawing was found useful by the participants if one goes by responses after their exposure to it during the workshop.


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