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.