GUWAHATI, Nov 17 - A two-day workshop titled ‘Developing Low Cost Teaching Learning Materials’ was held at Shishu Sarothi here recently.
Meant for teachers and resource persons from Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan, Assam, the workshop was organised under the RAISE-NE (Regional Action on Inclusive Education in Northeast) project.
The RAISE-NE project was initiated in 2016 to complement the inclusive education component of the Sarva Siksha Assam. It is being implemented in five states of the region – Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura by 15 NGO partners.
“One of the core objectives of the project is improvement of the quality of education in the selected SSA schools. To achieve this objective teachers’ training sessions are organised regularly. These training sessions include various aspects of inclusive education and awareness on rights and entitlements under the RTE Act, 2009 and the RPwD Act, 2016,” a Shishu Sarothi spokesperson said.
The workshop addressed the challenges faced by teachers and included practical sessions where teachers creatively used locally available materials and came up with teaching-learning materials which can be used for all children with and without disabilities in the classroom.
The teachers and SSA personnel termed it a unique initiative and stressed the need for more such workshops in future. Teaching-learning materials form an important aspect of classroom transactions. Teachers are always faced with this challenge of developing appropriate teaching-learning materials which can be used for all children for all subjects due to various reasons.