ENHANCING SOCIAL SKILLS THROUGH CRAFT BASED PEDAGOGY AT ELEMENTARY LEVEL SCHOOL CHILDREN
*Nurcilin Asha, N., & **Taj Aysha, A.
*Lecturer, DIET, T.Kallupatti, Madurai district, Tami Nadu, India.
**Lecturer, DIET, T.Kallupatti, Madurai district, Tami Nadu, India.
Social skill is an important aspect for every human being to succeed in life. This study examines the level of social skills of elementary school children of Madurai district. Building social skill among the children is necessary and it helps children to design their aim for themselves and build positive relationship with peers. This study analyse the five components of social skill among the elementary children. Social skill questionnaire was prepared under five dimensions such as communication, self-confidence, co-operation, active listening and empathy. Experimental method was adopted for the study. The sample consists of sixty elementary school children from two blocks of Madurai district. The investigator employed craft based and Nai- talim activities as a strategy for experimental group and conventional method for control group. Post test was conducted for both the groups. After a period of time delayed post test was conducted for both the groups. Experimental group children performed better than the control group students.
social skill, craft, pedagogy, elementary, Scholl, children, nai-talim.