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The FOSSIL Program

Heritageshaala's F.O.S.S.I.L. (Faculty of Social Sciences and Indic Languages) is a specially designed program for the teachers teaching Social Sciences. This 3-day workshop, to be conducted from 30th June to 2nd July 2023 will contain a series of sessions based on Experiential Learning, and Game Based Learning Pedagogy.


To help educators develop alternate ways of teaching, using games, stories, and advanced activities, in sync with the National Education Policy 2020.


Experiential Narrative Pedagogy

Heritageshaala's practical and hands-on approach is complemented with the Narrative (Storytelling) pedagogy. Activities are designed with background stories, which make them more entertaining and engaging. These stories are localized to the audience, so that they are more relatable and effective. This workshop aims at passing on this knowledge, so that participants can also indulge in such activities in the classroom.

Game Based Learning

Every child love games, and learning in a classroom becomes more fun when it is done through gamification. The Game Based Learning approach of Heritageshaala will cover much of this workshop and will also help teachers learn, how to design your own games for the classroom.

NEP-2020 Connect

The National Education Policy of 2020 is a highly aspirational document, which has the power to revolutionize the Indian Education System. It will succeed only when the educators in India understand it properly. Team Heritageshaala has spent months analyzing NEP-2020 and designed this FOSSIL program in sync with it.

Principles of NEP-2020, that inspire FOSSIL

  • Recognizing, identifying, and fostering the unique capabilities of each student
  • No hard separations between arts and sciences
  • Multidisciplinarity and a holistic education across the sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and sports for a multidisciplinary world
  • Emphasis on creativity and critical thinking
  • Promoting multilingualism and the power of language in teaching and learning
  • Respect for diversity and respect for the local context
  • Teachers and faculty as the heart of the learning process
Activities to be conducted during the FOSSIL workshop are based on multiple sections of NEP-2020. Some of these are:
  • Section 4.6 & 4.7 - Experiential Learning & Arts Integration
  • Section 4.11 & 4.12 - Multilinguism and power of language
  • Section 4.26 - Vocational learning through bagless approach
  • Section 4.28 - Power of storytelling and ancient Indian system of teaching values through stories
  • Section 5.14 - Teacher Training (Teachers will be given more autonomy in choosing aspects of pedagogy, so that they may teach in the manner they find most effective for the students in their classrooms.)

Agenda Outline

Below is the tentative agenda of the fossil program. It will be updated closer to the program and the final agenda will be communicated to all the participants.

Day 1

June 30, 2023
09:00AM - 09:30AM  Registration & Welcome
09:30AM - 11:00AM  Icebreaker and Introduction
11:00AM - 11:30AM  Tea Break
11:30AM - 01:30PM  Power of Maps and Timelines
01:30PM - 02:15PM  Lunch Break
02:15PM - 04:00PM  A Courtroom Drama
04:00PM - 05:00PM  Unconventional languages of the world
05:00PM - 05:30PM  Tea Break
05:30PM - 06:30PM  Let's play a game

Day 2

July 1, 2023
09:00AM - 11:00PM  How to design a game linked to curriculum?
11:00AM - 11:30AM  Tea Break
11:30AM - 01:30PM  Out-of-box hands-on activity
01:30PM - 02:15PM  Lunch Break
02:15PM - 03:30PM  A special surprise
03:30PM - 04:30PM  Innovative ways to conduct a classtest
04:30PM - 05:00PM  Certificate Distribution
05:00PM - 05:30PM  Tea Break
05:30PM - 08:00PM  Evening Trip to Qutb Complex
Birthplace of Indo-Islamic Architecture

Day 3

July 2, 2023 - Sunday
08:00AM - 02:00PM  Study Trip and Picnic
World Heritage Site of Sunder Nursery Gardens
02:00PM  Feedback & Farewell

Program Details

Program Date 30 June to 2 July 2023
Last date of Registration 10 June 2023
Total Seats 40
Venue South Delhi (Exact venue to be communicated later)
Charges ₹12,800/- (exclusive of taxes)
Included in Cost
  • Workshop Charges
  • Lunch & snacks on all days
  • Certificates & Prizes
  • Travel for one of the field visits
Not Included in Cost
  • Applicable taxes (18% GST)
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Any out of pocket expense, done by participants

How to Participate

  1. This program is designed for schoolteachers. Social Science teachers will benefit the most from it, as the examples and topics covered will be directly from their curriculum.
  2. Interested participant must fill the form Click here to apply
  3. Form contains basic information, which will be used to customize the activities for the group
  4. Upon approval, you will receive the payment link
  5. Upon completion of payment, you will get a confirmation email with all details

Terms & Conditions

  • This event is being organized by Heritageshaala®, under its parent company Heritagea
  • The amount mentioned above does not include local or outstation travel
  • Amount once paid is non-refundable
  • Seat is transferable. In case a participant is not able to make it for the workshop, another teacher can replace him/her

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Workshop will be conducted by Vikramjit Singh Rooprai, assisted by his team.

Workshop will be conducted in a 4 star hotel's convention center in South Delhi.

Participants will have to book their own travel and accommodation for this workshop. There are several stay options in South Delhi, falling under all budget categories. Participants will also have to take care of their transport from their accommodation to the workshop venue. On one of the days, a special tour will be taken to one of the monuments, after the workshop. That will be conducted in a bus, organized by Heritageshaala. Pick and Drop will be the workshop venue.

Lunch and Tea is included in the workshop package for all 3 days. On third day, all participants will visit a heritage park, in form of a picnic. Morning snacks and lunch will be arranged by Heritageshaala at the venue for same.

Payment will be accepted only after the request to participate has been approved. Interested candidates can apply using this form. Upon submission of the form, candidate will be contacted by Heritageshaala and provided details for payment. Payment can be made using UPI, NEFT, RTGS, or through Credit/Debit Card.

Once the payment is made, the amount will be transferred to the Hotel and other vendors. Refund will not be possible. However, Heritageshaala will be happy to accommodate another teacher on the participant's seat.

Heritageshaala will provide all the material required for the workshop. Participants are not expected to bring anything. They might however be asked to read upon some material, or do some preparation before coming.

This workshop will emphasise on pedagogy, and we strongly believe in interdisciplinary learning. Therefore, teachers from all subjects and classes will benefit. We have, however, customized our activities and examples for the Social Sciences of all grades. All activities will have references to Mathematics, Science, and languages. Other teachers are also welcome to apply.