Course Objectives & Outcomes
Demonstrating that learning can be fun when students are treated as thinking, feeling, active participants, rather than passive recipients, in the learning process.
Extending KHOJ's innovative educational modules evolved and well-received over 19 years, to more and more students from varied, under-privileged sections of society in schools run by municipal/zilla parishad bodies all over India.
Teaching Tolerance', 'Breathing Concepts like Equality and Non-discrimination', 'Celebrating Diversity' through lively discussions and debate in a friendly environment where students learn to appreciate and respect different points of view.
Creating an Enthusiastic and Modern band of Teachers from all over Maharashtra committed to India's Constitutional Ethos and Fundamental Values through organised teacher-training and community-outreach workshops aimed at replication of the KHOJ model.
To enter the emotional world of the child
Locate: Questions & Conflicts in their minds.
- Is beating the only way to get children to listen?
- Can India & Pakistan ever be friends?
- Why are girls and boys treated differently?
After individual responses to the self-portrait session have been collected –this session can go on for two one-hour sessions–the KHOJ animator reads every response in detail.
03 & 04
History of Mumbai, Mine & Others
- When Amma was a little girl
- When Dadi bought her first book
- What did Abba wear when he went to school?
- Stories of our childhood are so much part of the intimate learning process at home
- Can they become a part of our classroom?
05 & 06
MY GOD, RELIGION
Children express through letters, poems, and drawings their relationship with their God. Introduction to a brief ‘History of Religion’
Festivals of India
Project work on Festivals of India and how they reflect India’s diversity
Story lines to discuss complex Social Situations
Injustice to the girl child
Life decisions: Marriage or Career
Equality and Justice
Children’s Charter of Rights Human Rights
Child Labour within South Asia and the World and its implications
The concept of South Asia
Our neighbours, our climates, our common problems, some differences.
Dates in History
How to understand dates in history.
Resources & Environmental Damage
- How I take care of my locality, my city,
- Civic Sense & Responsibility
CITIES – THEN & NOW
- Cities as systems of social organisation
- Ancient and modern cities
- Brief History of the evolution of urban centres.