Workshops

Course on Democracy and Community Engagement (May – June 2021)

The SSA organized a short course on democracy and community engagement for 20 undergraduates and recent graduates. Sessions were led by senior academics and experts, and engaged participants on a range of concepts surrounding democracy. It also offered some technical insights into the use of certain media to engage critically with contemporary socio-political issues.

Enhancing Civic Education: TOTs and School Workshops (September 2019 – March 2020)

A two-day training of trainers was organized in two language-based phases for teachers of Civic Education in the Galle, Matara, Hambanthota and Ampara Districts. The trainings focused on preparing teachers to conduct one-day workshops for their students on selected themes from the Ordinary Level Civic Education syllabus. The trainings saw the participation of 40 teachers …

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Enhancing Civic Education: Residential Workshops for Ordinary Level Students and Teachers (January – February 2019)

The SSA organized four-day residential workshops in Colombo for students and teachers following Civic Education at the Ordinary Level. The workshops were conducted in three phases, and saw the participation of over 140 students from schools across the Galle, Matara, Hambanthota and Ampara Districts, as well as nearly 50 teachers. The sessions focused on key …

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Enhancing Civic Education: Teacher Training Programs (March – April 2018)

Training programs were conducted for teachers of Civic Education, and addressed key topics in the local Ordinary Level syllabus. The trainings were conducted in two phases based on medium of instruction. The first two-day program was held in Galle, and saw the participation of 120 teachers from the Galle, Matara and Hambanthota Districts. The second …

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Workshop/ Training of Enumerators for Democracy from Below Survey

A workshop and training of enumerators was held on the 16th of October 2013 at the Social Scientists’ Association office. A total of eleven enumerators were trained in field research methodology by Pradeep Peiris, Shashik Dhanushka and Mithun Rahul of the SSA. These enumerators will be carrying out the fieldwork for the SSA’s current survey …

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Workshop/Training of Enumerators

The workshop was held from 27-29th July 2012 at the Sarvodaya Development Educational Institute, Aluthgama- Bandaragama. In total 57 enumerators were trained in field research and survey methodology. Two prominent Indian scholars, Prof. Sandeep Shastri and Prof. Sanjay Kumar from the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, (CSDS) New Delhi participated as resource persons …

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