A Two-Day UGC-Sponsored Seminar on Teaching Social Sciences: Challenges & Opportunities In the New Millennium.
On being invited to participate in the UGC sponsored Seminar on the 29th and 30th November at St.Joseph’s College, Bangalore and to deliver the Valedictory Address, Prof. B.R.A.Rao of the Institute considers it a pleasure to invite the delegates and their students to participate through this blog site through discussions on the following topics. Learned Professors participating in the Seminar may help in addition to their inputs, in moderating this discussion.
This blog invites a discussion based on Sociological, Economic and Political perspectives on how the present system of syllabi and exam oriented teaching hinders originality of thinking and innovation.
What steps should be taken within the prevailing system to foster a vigorous, creative and innovative Student-Teacher Community?
What steps should be taken to make the students socially conscious and concerned?
We have a rich tradition of student contribution during the freedom struggle. Can we revive this contribution in any way in our free democratic society by taking advantage of our Constitution and the Liberties it guarantees and in a non-disruptive manner?
I hope this site will throw up more such issues for discussion with your active cooperation