Citizenship education : reflections on methods

Sardana, Arvind (2021) Citizenship education : reflections on methods. Learning Curve (9). 07-10. ISSN 2582-1644

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When we first started work on social science at Eklavya for the middle school in the 80s, it was difficult to make sense of the section on Civics in the state textbooks prevalent then. The chapters were either a set of rules and procedures or a moral science lesson for ‘ignorant and uneducated’ citizens. The sequence of chapters almost followed the Constitution headings with many lines taken verbatim from the document. This was all correct but made no sense to the students. The memorization of important questions was a quick and swift way to get it out of the way for both teachers and students.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sardana, Arvind
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Education for Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Schooling, Textbooks
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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