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| Last Updated::15/03/2017

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Hands on Science Workshop for School Teachers in Nagaland

Experimental demonstrations by resource person

Three days residential workshop for science teachers of government and private schools of Nagaland was successfully held from 19th to 21st March, 2016 at the premises of the Development Association of Nagaland in Dimapur. The workshop was organized by the Nagaland Institute of Health, Environment & Social Welfare (NIHESW), Kohima with support from Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, Noida (UP). The Directorate of School Education deputed science teachers from all the districts of Nagaland to attend the program.

The major objectives of the workshop was:­

        i.            to provide a forum for teachers to pursue their scientific interests and also promote their creativity in teaching science in school and community.

      ii.            to encourage teachers to visualize and understand the importance of science education in their day to day life.

    iii.            to relate the learning of science with their local environment.

    iv.            to introduce teachers to the methods of science teaching through hands on science education.

  Group photograph

The main resource person for the workshop was the renowned science activist Dr. B.N. Das of Presidency University, Kolkata. The seventy two years old Dr. Das regaled and mesmerized the participants with his astonishing magic like demonstrations on the principles, laws and theories of light, magnetism, electricity etc using cheap, easily and locally available materials. He showed how a serious subject like physics could be taught as a subject full of fun and excitement for students. He told the teachers that experimental demonstrations help students to understand theories that are difficult to explain with words. He also added that friendliness, jokes and little bit of play while teaching are essential to draw the interest of students.

On the last day of the workshop, the demonstration kits supplied by Vigyan Prasar were distributed free of cost to all the participants to help them conduct similar demonstrations in their schools.