Teachers of history should strive to create a right perspective among students towards the subject, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) S. Murughan said on Thursday.
The study of history should not be confined to an academic exercise. Studying history was an effort to understand how the human civilisation had evolved, he said after inaugurating a workshop on history at Kamala Nehru National College for Women in the city.
Students should not consider the available written sources on history as infallible.
It was necessary to undertake field visits to archaeological sites to enable students to have a closer understanding of the past. Students should be motivated to study the politics behind denying proper space for women in many of the existing books on history, he said.
Historian A. Sundar underscored the need to overhaul the process of teaching the history. It was necessary to provide students access to authentic sources of history, he said.
The programme was organised by Itihasa Chethana Vedike of Amulyashodha Trust. Managing trustee of Amulyashodha Trust Khandoba Rao, secretary of National Education Society S.V. Thimmaiah, and principal Krishnaveni were present.
Call to create right perspective among students Need to overhaul teaching methods stressed
Call to create right perspective among students
Need to overhaul teaching methods stressed