Svapnavasavadattam

Preface

The task of preparing teaching-learning material for value-ori­ented education is enormous. There is, first, the idea that value-oriented education should be exploratory rather than prescriptive, and that the teaching-learning material should provide to the learners a growing experience of exploration.

Secondly, it is rightly contended that the proper inspiration to turn to value-orientation is provided by biographies, autobiographical ac­counts, personal anecdotes, epistles, short poems, stories of humour, stories of human interest, brief passages filled with pregnant mean­ings, reflective short essays written in well-chiselled language, plays, powerful accounts of historical events, statements of personal experi­ences of values in actual situations of life, and similar other state­ments of scientific, philosophical, artistic and literary expression.

Thirdly, we may take into account the contemporary fact that the entire world is moving rapidly towards the synthesis of the East and the West, and in that context, it seems obvious that our teaching-learning material should foster the gradual familiarisation of students with global themes of universal significance as also those that under­line the importance of diversity in unity. This implies that the material should bring the students nearer to their cultural heritage, but also to the highest that is available in the cultural experiences of the world at large.

Fourthly, an attempt should be made to select from Indian and world history such examples that could illustrate the theme of the up­ward progress of humankind. The selected research material could be multi-sided, and it should be presented in such a way that teachers

 

 

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