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DSSU aims to make science a fun learning subject

By EMN Updated: Apr 01, 2014 10:45 pm

Staff Reporter
Dimapur, April 1

With the objective to train teachers in order to equip them with students friendly teaching process, Dimapur Sumi Students’ Union (DSSU) has began a three days teachers training cum student’s workshop at Holy Cross Higher Secondary School (HCHSS).
Basing on the theme “learning science without memorizing,” DSSU in collaboration with the Indigenous Cultural Society (ICS) and Jan Jati Vikas Samiti (JJVS) under ‘Right to Education and Personality Development’ has organized the workshop with Sharad Godse, an Engineer at Metallurgy, Mumbai; Achyut Sapre, a mechanical Engineer from COAP, Pune; and Vinayak Dixit, retired school headmaster, as resource persons. Presently, all the resource persons are engaged in social services in the field of education.The workshop, which is being made for the first time in Nagaland by the DSSU, is aimed at reaching out to both the students and teachers of science stream on the theme “learning science without memorizing.” It also attempts to change the wrong learning and teaching concept of science as ‘memory subject’ among students and science teachers both theoretically and practically. Besides, it aims to discourage the traditionally believe that science subject is a memorizing subject instead of experimental subject.
All together 32 science teachers from various schools of Dimapur district are taking part in the seminar and hundreds of students from Classes VIII – X taking part in the training.
The students of HCHSS were given the freedom to learn through these eminent spokespersons for the first two days of the training while students from other schools would be a part of the training on the last day.
When asked on the prior privilege to HCHSS students, DSSU president, Hutoshe Kits said they could not reach out to wider crowd of students from other schools due to time constraint.
Sharad Godse, while conducting the workshop with the science teachers from various schools, said factory learning and practical learning are the best way to acquire education be it chemistry, physics, biology or any other science subjects as it always keeps a remark and a gist of what it is all about instead of learning it in words.
DSSU, with a concern on changing the present traditional mindset and in order to eradicate the wrong notion of science as a memory subject, has taken up the innovative idea to prove that science can be learnt and taught without memorizing. Through the training, DSSU believes that students of Nagaland will have a better potential towards science subject as a fun learning process.
The three days training, covering all the different sciences, will be held at HCHSS with the aforesaid resource persons.

By EMN Updated: Apr 01, 2014 10:45:44 pm