CONCEPT OF SUPW-
Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW) is an activity in training college where student-teachers can choose from a number of activities e.g. Plantation, Campus cleanliness, knitting, gardening, cooking, painting carpentry and other crafts and hobbies. Student-teachers learn to work as a team and to work with skill.
SUPW aims to help to develop among the students the habit to work as a community, encourage community thinking, increase awareness of scientific advancements and develop a scientific outlook. The training acquired in the classroom is expected to help student-teachers to solve day-to-day problems of the community.
SUPW may be described as purposive and meaningful manual work, resulting in either goods or services which are meaningful to the society.- Report of Review Committee, 1977
OBJECTIVES OF SUPW-
SUPW is a purposive and meaningful manual work organized as integral part of the learning process resulting into goods or services useful to the community. The competencies to be developed in this field should include knowledge, understanding skills and values through need based life activities. SUPW helps the student-teachers to –