IDENTIFICATION OF SKILLS TO MAKE SOCIAL SCIENCE LEARNING EFFECTIVE AT SECONDARY LEVEL

Cini C. K.

Abstract


Education plays an important role in moulding the future of an individual especially in a knowledge based economy. As knowledge and information is at our finger tips, students should be trained in imbibing values and developing skills like soft skills, hard skills and process skills while learning social science. Social science being a school subject  should provide opportunities for students to develop  skills which will help them to learn the content along with acquiring skills. Students have some problems in learning social science at secondary level. Most of the problems can be solved if we give importance to the process of learning and thereby acquiring skills. Social science process skills enables learner to develop higher order thinking skills or intellectual skills  and makes learning effective.

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Knowledge based Economy, Soft Skills, Hard Skills, Process Skills, Thinking skills.

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