About the BookThis book gives an up-to-date account of the latest developments in the field of teaching of Social Studies. A successful Social Studies teacher has to arrange the subject matter in such a way that the students derive maximum advantage from the presentation. The teacher has to be aware of the internal dynamics of the class besides the tremendous developments taking place in the field of teaching of Social Studies. A Social Science teacher needs to take into account all these changes and make use of them in a proper way. The book throws light on all the major aspects of teaching of Social Studies.
The book contains selected topics on teaching of Social Studies to help B.Ed. students as well as those working in the field of education. The topics included in the book are: Meaning and Concept of Social Studies; Role and Importance of Social Studies in National Integration; Challenges and Issues in Teaching Practices of Social Studies; Use of Instructional Aids in Social Studies; Social Studies Curriculum Selection and Organization; Methods of Teaching Social Studies; Social Studies Laboratory and Utilization of Community Resources; Social Studies Teacher; Lesson Planning in Social Studies; and Evaluation in Social Studies. The ideas have been presented in simple language and lucid manner for easy understanding by the readers.
The book will prove highly useful to the students and teachers of Social Studies. In addition, all those interested in the study of teaching of Social Studies will find it an ideal reference book.About the Author/sR.P. Pathak, Associate Professor, Department of Education, LBS Vidyapeeth (Deemed University), New Delhi, has been teaching B.Ed. and M.Ed. classes. He is M.A. in Ancient History and Archaeology, Sanskrit and Sociology and holds a Ph.D. degree in Education from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has been guiding Ph.D. and Master level research. He has served in various institutions, i.e. NCERT, SCERT and IGNOU. He has authored more than fifteen books besides writing research articles and papers for various journals of repute.