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School Science Education Workshop at IISER Pune

The following blog post is a compilation of notes by Ridhi Agarwal, TeachForIndia Pune Fellow 2014
Mr. Kamal Mahendroo spoke about the Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme, which is under Eklavya <http://www.eklavya.in/>
The three pillars of the HSTP were: Development of Scientific Temper. (Scientific temper is the implementation of scientific method in every problem in our life.)The modern times need technical and scientific literacy.Science education is the foundation of the technological or scientific development of the society.
Some thoughts and questions he posed in front of the group were as follows: How do we build scientific temper?What are you teaching them and what is being assessed in science assessments?Joy of learning vs Joy in learning. This was to stress upon doing activities and experiments for entertainment and engagement during lessons as opposed to doing activities and experiments to attain deeper learning and work on deeper development of every kid.Lastly, he …

Some articles on parenting and teaching

No, honey, you can’t be anything you want to be. And that’s okay.
The Washington Post
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Manipulative Child Behavior? My Kids Are “Too Smart for Their Own Good”
Empowering Parents
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(Related video ad - Kissanpur - Real Joy Of Togetherness)

Indian Women Are Never Taught How To Be Alone, And That’s A Problem
BuzzFeed
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Five fail-safe ways to silence a noisy class
TES
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