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Aral­ing Pan­lipunan or So­cial Stud­ies sub­ject is some­times mis­un­der­stood by many for they find it very bor­ing. A class which is bor­ing de­pends on the teacher who is teach­ing. If the teacher is phys­i­cally ac­tive, then there’s no point in hav­ing a bor­ing class. There­fore, teach­ers of so­cial stud­ies should be guided with their teach­ing tech­niques for them to be able to make an in­for­ma­tive and ac­tive class.

A teacher has to make use of var­i­ous kinds of meth­ods tech­niques of teach­ing. The teacher needs to un­der­stand how stu­dents learn and de­velop their in­tel­lec­tual, so­cial and per­sonal de­vel­op­ment. These meth­ods of teach­ing should be ac­cord­ing to the needs and in­ter­ests of learn­ers. Through mak­ing use of an ef­fi­cient method for mak­ing his teach­ing mean­ing­ful, pur­pose­ful, in­ter­est­ing and ef­fec­tive. The meth­ods of teach­ing should be ac­cord­ing to the needs and in­ter­ests of learn­ers.

There are many use­ful teach­ing strate­gies to sup­port ef­fec­tive teach­ing in so­cial sciences. This in­cludes a va­ri­ety of graphic or­ga­niz­ers; learn­ing ideas; tools and re­sources for writ­ing and pre­sent­ing in­for­ma­tion; and ideas for oral and vis­ual ac­tiv­i­ties. Lec­tur­ing is the old­est way of teach­ing. It is widely used in schools and col­leges. It is a good method be­cause is cov­ers a wide topic which dis­cusses the top­ics that are re­lated to the les­son. It can also mo­ti­vate the stu­dents. On the other hand, Graphic or­ga­niz­ers can help stu­dents or­ga­nize and view in­for­ma­tion and ideas in or­der for them to come up with an ef­fec­tive learn­ing.

An­other strat­egy is brain­storm­ing. Stu­dents will be able to say pos­si­ble prob­lems of the given case us­ing brain­storm­ing tech­nique. Stu­dents will be able to say the pos­si­ble so­lu­tions for the prob­lems for the given case us­ing brain­storm­ing tech­nique.

Through this, stu­dents can share their thoughts so that they can be able to pro­duce writ­ten ac­tiv­i­ties, such as es­say and re­ports. The key to have an ef­fec­tive way of teach­ing in so­cial stud­ies is build­ing un­der­stand­ings that will lead the learn­ers in the dif­fer­ent ap­proaches es­pe­cially in so­cial in­quiries. As they make mean­ing they are able to ex­plore and an­a­lyze val­ues and per­spec­tives re­lat­ing to these ideas and events; and de­velop un­der­stand­ings about is­sues and the ways that peo­ple make de­ci­sions and par­tic­i­pate in so­cial ac­tion.

In re­sem­blance to this mat­ter, the sub­ject mat­ter should also be con­sid­ered. The teacher ought to un­der­stand the main con­cepts of the sub­ject that he/ she teaches which could cre­ate learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences that make these as­pects of sub­ject mat­ter mean­ing­ful for stu­dent. The teacher should per­ceive the en­vi­ron­ment that could af­fect the group’s be­hav­ior that can in­spire pos­i­tive so­cial in­ter­ac­tion, ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion in learn­ing. In ad­di­tion, assess­ment is also a ne­ces­sity. Teach­ers should eval­u­ate and en­sure the con­tin­u­ous in­tel­lec­tual, so­cial and phys­i­cal de­vel­op­ment of the learner. The stu­dent should also re­flect on their un­der­stand­ing about the sub­ject mat­ter.

Role play­ing are also ef­fec­tive for they are used to present a spe­cific sit­u­a­tion for study and dis­cus­sion. There is no pre­pared script. It is un­re­hearsed and it has only lim­ited time. Role play is a way of bring­ing sit­u­a­tion from real life into the class­room and stu­dents make the sit­u­a­tion fixed and act as they go.

To make a bet­ter com­pe­tency in learn­ing so­cial stud­ies, a teacher must be re­source­ful, wise, and gump­tious. The de­vel­op­ment of the learn­ing process is in the hands of the teach­ers in our present gen­er­a­tion. The teach­ers should be the molder of the stu­dents that will hone their ex­cel­lence in stud­ies.

— oOo— The au­thor is SST III at Ca­machiles Na­tional High School, Di­vi­sion of Ma­bal­a­cat Ci t y

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