Making science more interactive in Uttar Pradesh schools

May 23rd, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by admin  

Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Learning science could soon become more enjoyable in Uttar Pradesh schools as scientists at the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) here are gearing to train teachers to make the subject interactive and easier. “The move intends to change the age-old science teaching methods in classrooms that remain confined to the blackboard, mugging up facts, preparing notes and passing examinations. Our new programme aims to equip teachers with simple techniques that will assist students in understanding science,” A.K. Singh, a scientist and CIMAP spokesperson, told IANS Friday.

“Teachers, who will undergo our training programme, will learn to set up simple projects to help students understand science-based topics. It will help students understand the relation between the cause and the effect,” he added.

The innovative training programme would be implemented in a phased manner in Uttar Pradesh.

“In the initial phases, we will train teachers of 15 schools in Lucknow and Sitapur districts. Gradually, we will extend the programme to other districts of the state,” said Singh.

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