Programme on “ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION”
A two days workshop was conducted by C.B.S.E, in Bal Bhavan
International School, Dwarka, Delhi, on 23rd and 24th
September which was attended by two of our teachers. The resource person was
Ms. USHA ANAND. The workshop aimed at highlighting different aspects of
adolescence life which is a distinct period of human growth and development.
Each adolescent from 10 to 19 years of age experience rapid and significant
changes that are influenced by the physical, social, political and economic
events throughout and how we as educators can normalise these changes by
creating self-awareness among the adolescents and the people associated with
them, about their behaviours and attitudes which are often misunderstood.
The workshop began with an interactive session of understanding the
biological, physiological and psychological changes adolescents undergo. It
also included discussions and activities on rapid physical maturation, puberty,
self consciousness, mood swings, impulsive and irresponsible behaviour. Other
issues discussed were body shaming, maintaining personal hygiene, body
dissatisfaction, difference between sex and gender, gender sensitisation,
nutrition and well- being of the adolescents.
Day two began with discussion on more serious issues related to
adolescents like peer pressure, bullying, types of bullying, drug abuse and
sexual orientation. Some of the activities included incorporation of SWOT
analysis, Relationship Map and POWER model.
Today, 1.2 billion adolescents stand at the crossroads between childhood
and the adult world. Around 243 million of them live in India,who account for a
quarter of the country’s population. During this transition stage of life,
adolescents experience changes in body, behaviour, desires, emotions and
ethics, which may result into increased pressure to be in search of their own
identity. Academic curriculum needs to be appropriately designed to meet the
increasing demands of a changing knowledge society, values and habits.
So as educators this workshop helped us in better understanding the
adolescence age and how teachers can help them recognise their qualities and
build better citizens leading a happy life and making a difference in the