Harvard professor conducts workshop for Pune city teachers
PUNE Doris Sommer, Professor of Cultural Agent Initiative (CAI) at Harvard University, guided teachers on how to make students feel that education is not only about learning but a joyful journey throughout their lives.
Sommer’s guidance was part of a workshop organised by (TAS) The Academy School, Pune, on Saturday.
Sommer emphasised that teachers should use a new art-based training programme called Pre-Texts. She said that the programme’s aim is to employ reading and critical thinking skills by making art based on challenging texts. Pre-Texts facilitators noted remarkable learning outcomes, unique ways of evaluating students, as well as time-saving strategies for preparing lessons and reaching their objectives.
Saroj M Raman, principal, TAS, on this occasion said, Prof Doris, through her interaction, demonstrated the nuances and exact form of Pre-Texts, which serves as a compelling pedagogical tool in inculcating democratic governance paradigms within the class, promotes student’s voice, and creates avenues for an art-driven journey of learning. “Being a versatile tool, Pre-Texts can promote sustenance and preservation of various forms of arts, and that in itself is powerful,” he said.
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