Strategies in Teaching Araling Panipunan

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Revisiting Approaches and Strategies in Araling Panlipunan
(by Herminigilda G. Villamar 8/2/2012)
These approaches and teaching strategies are important tools toward the development of the students’ intellect, attitudes and spirit that they may be inspired to study and understand Araling Panlipunan.

 Role playing This strategy is used to provide the participants with the opportunity to “feel” the situation rather than merely intellectualize about it. Role- playing also develops empathy and greater understanding for other vantage points .It can cultivate both cognitive and affective learning.

 Visualization / Imagination exercise The visualization exercise helps the participants to use their imagination. It allows them to imagine alternatives to situation of solving problems on population, environment, political and other problems that are related to country’ economic stability.

 Perspective taking In this strategy, learners is asked to understand and appreciate where the other person is coming from. It is a skill used in problem solving. This entails “standing in the shoe of the other and walking in them for a while”. This device is often used to develop empathy and tolerance.

 Discussion The small group discussion is a strategy that is used; to enable the individual participant’s voice to be heard. To be most effective, a discussion has to be based on factual information and good thought out ideas.

 Simulation Games simulating situation of poverty, for instance, allows learners to have a better feel of the situation of being poor and allows them to be more creative in suggesting alternative to the situation on the distribution of wealth in “sharing the earth’s resources”.

 Reading or writing a quotation The reading of an economic related quotation in the beginning or at the end of lesson encourages learner to think or appreciate better the concepts learned in the session.

 Web charting writing a word such as “war” or...
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