Workshop Insight

  • Workshop on Art Integration in the Middle School Curriculum (2021-22)
  • Topic : DPSS-HRDC Online Session- Art Integration in the Middle School Curriculum

    Date :- December 22, 2021

    Time :- 3pm to 5pm

    Platform :- ZOOM

    A webinar was conducted by DPS SOCIETY-HRDC to integrate art with subjects, facilitated by Prof. Dr. Susmita Lakhyani, Professor in Art Education at Department of Education, University of Delhi, she made this workshop interesting throughout the session.

    Main focus of workshop:

    • What is Art education?
    • What is the integrated learning?
    • What is their relation and how are they different?

    According to her Art education is a subject, it is about teaching and learning of art as a subject while Art integrated learning refers to art as a tool which can help in learning any subject through art. Facilitator emphasized on activity based learning. There can be different activities like Role play, clay making, drama, dance, presentation, photography etc.

    She enriched us about role of a teacher in a student’s life, providing them with Motivation & encouragement, appreciation , development of fearlessness; there shouldn’t be any kind of comparison, judgmental environment . According to her, the process is more important than product. It was a wonderful experience. Overall it was quite an enriching session.

  • Workshop on Utility of Multi and interdisciplinary (2021-22)
  • Topic : Integration of Social Science: Utility of Multi and interdisciplinary

    Date :- December 13, 2021

    Time :- 3pm to 5pm

    Platform :- ZOOM

    A webinar was conducted by DPSS-HRDC to make teaching more interesting, by joining up all the parts of teaching together for critical thinking and integrated learning. Workshop was presented by Dr. Rishikesh B S, Lead / Incharge (Hub for education, Law and policy, Azim Premji University Bangalore).

    Main focus of workshop:

    • What is expected of Social Science?
    • What are Multi-Inter disciplinary skills?
    • Aim of the education: Individual and collective goals and competencies
    • NEP- Curriculum, Scientific temper
    • Focus on Los, Competencies and subject-integration
    • Taxonomy of significant learning

    He discussed differences between Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary and Transdisciplinarity in detail.

    The facilitator emphasized to Inculcate scientific temper and encourages evidence-based thinking throughout the curriculum. This will lead naturally to rational, ethical and compassionate individuals who can make good, logical and sound decisions throughout their lives.

    It was a wonderful experience. Overall it was quite an enriching session.

  • Workshop on Best Practice in STEM Education (2021-22)
  • Topic : Best Practice in STEM Education

    Date :- 9th December 2021 (Saturday)

    Time :- 3pm to 5pm

    Platform :- ZOOM

    A webinar was conducted by DPSS-HRDC to make teaching more interesting, by executing all the parts of teaching together, for critical thinking and integrated learning. The presenter ,Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski, Phd has a firm belief that STEM will help the students in more better way to take up problem solving. Furthermore ,it was portrayed that any problem can be solved in different angles.Change of perspective determines everything.

    STEM means Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In STEM there are 4 Cs that is Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration.

    In STEM there are few points to deal with students-

    • Students Driven
    • Engaging
    • Empowers the students
    • Real world connections
    • Inquiry
    • Use of meaningful technology
    • 21st century Skills
    • Incorporates engineering design challenges
    • Higher order questioning

    Moreover She discussed the difference between Scientific Method and Engineering Method of teaching. Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy was also explained. We also took up things practically with the things around us. She mostly emphasised on “let the students discover their solutions by their own.”

    It was a wonderful experience with her .Learning things by practically doing it was a very interesting and interactive way. racticals with the live examples during the workshop were very nice and will definitely enhance the learning of the students.

  • Workshop Session 2020 – 21

    Date :- 23rd Nov, 2020

    Time :- 2:15 p.m – 5:00 p.m

    Platform :- ZOOM

    A webinar based on Best Practices in Art Integration -Math was conducted by The DPSS-HRDC Online Training Session. The session was taken by different teachers from various DPS. Arts integration provides an engaging and effective way to achieve standards in both math/geometry and visual arts. Visual representations greatly help children’s understanding of quantity, shape, measures, and a host of other mathematical concepts.

    The teachers used to explain the square properties using songs, rhyme, charts. Songs and chants not only aid the children’s core music skills, but they stick in the memory and can help children remember maths facts. The times tables are often taught in this way, we can change the words to any song to incorporate other maths facts, or methods of solving maths problems. Singing also helps build a group dynamic. Ms.Aafia Mehmood teacher from DPS Dhuri touched the topic of Area and Perimeter using treasure hunt and a song to remember Perimeter. Topic Congruence of shapes was explained by Vaibhav Prakash Sharma from DPS Etah. Mandala Art using Geometry was also done. Linear equations using curve stitching was done. Angle sum property as explained through PPT. Mondrian Fraction was also one. Patterns using various geometrical shapes were done. Everyday protractor which we already have in our school was shown.


    Date : 10th Nov, 2020

    Resource Person : Ms. Anjli Mata( Honorary member of Trinity College)

    Ms. Priya Chaturvedi(Academic Consultant in Music for Trinity College London)

    Host :- DPSS-HRDC

    Member Attended:-Neeru Gupta

    Time:-3:00 p.m- 5:00p.m

    The workshop conducted by DPSS-HRDC on “Integrating Music and Movement in the Teaching Process” was informative and can be a great way to teach content. Music not only strengthens emotional and cognitive development, but also allows a new outlet of expression and a new means of learning through listening and making sound. Music is one tool to engage each student and provide a pathway for connections and deeper understanding. Music and Movement help to develop social skills, develops creativity and imagination .For example if we are teaching topic Festival Diwali, Children can learn about art(Rangoli), mythology, geography(location of birth place of Shri ram on the Map), EVS (importance of Eco friendly Diwali), performing arts (traditional dances and folk songs) through interlinked activities.


    Date : 16th Oct, 2020

    Resource Person : Ms. Neha Raghav (WWF – India)

    Objectives :-

    • To create awareness for the environment among the school childen.
    • To connect students with the nature.
    • To spark curiosity in children about the nature.
    • To make them environment conscious citizens.
    • To build a sustainable school.

    Minutes of the Webinar :–

    • Session was started with discussions on the various threats to the environment.
    • The speaker talked about the various plans and strategies for creating maximum awareness among children and their participation in preserving the environment.
    • She also gave a brief introduction of the work strategy and achievements of WWF in regard to environmental protection.
    • She took two online surveys to know about the views of the participants regarding environment consciousness.
    • Discussion was done on ‘The Living Planet Report 2020’,- The level of the damage and also the measures we can take to restore nature.
    • She also talked about the expectations from the future citizens and how to sensitize students on environmental issues.
    • Emphasis was given on the important role of an educator towards a better world by 2030.
    • The speaker also laid stress on the areas for environmental education infusion in schools for a sustainable future. Also discussed the activities which can be done in the schools with a view of children carrying the message to the whole community.

    Conclusion :-

    The speaker concluded by suggesting plans and activities to build a sustainable school. She suggested a few changes in the school buildings and premises as well as suggested a number of activities where the teachers as environment educator can sensitize the students on environmental issues.

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