Brainstorming session on Science & Tech behind airplane

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Oct 2017 10:19:15


Staff Reporter,


Participants were trained not only with conventional ways rather they should be flexible enough for better adaptation of interactive techniques and innovate ideas to make education much effective

Saturday was the second day of Teacher Training Workshop on Research Based Pedagogical Tools and participants felt enthusiastic about the activities to be done.
They have been provided with many creative tasks like flying paper aeroplane, making paper arts, drawing sketch and many more brainstorming acts.

The task given today to teachers of colleges was to make and fly airplane by paper But will it fly? Everyone can make paper plane. Easy! But who can make the best one? Working against the clock, you will create and test a paper plane that will beat everyone else on the course. How will you ‘prove’ your plane is best? And use your scientific understanding and research skills to make your plane even better? These and many other questions arose during the workshop.

Through demonstration of paper aeroplane, the participants were taught to find out the unique reason of faults.
Participants were trained to not only teach with conventional ways rather they should be flexible enough for better adaptation of interactive techniques and innovate new ideas to make the education much effective. The second day was spent on various activities that explained the ground principles of Research Based Pedagogical Tools through activities such as “the ideal student” and “the ideal teacher” and the characteristics of a good RBPT. These activities were implemented in mixed groups consisting of delegates from various disciplines and locations. Delegates reviewed the posters of the perfect student to agree the key characteristics and suggest the things teachers can do to help.

The participants did review of the insights about the research project from the morning and a chance to reflect on how research can be open-ended but still have a supportive structure for students. Reviewing a range of resource drafts to pick out the features that will be useful and agree some ‘success criteria’ for research-friendly teaching and learning resources Inquiry-Based Science Education: Dr Stuart Bevins, Sheffield Institute of Education, talked about the use inquiry in science education in the UK and other countries around the world followed by questions.

A team of 7 experts from Sheffield Hallam University, UK is providing training on all three days. The trainers are Gareth Price, Julie Jordan, John Walker, Christopher Olley, Diana Braeewell , and Invitees Stuart Berins And Jacqueline Stevenson. Above information was furnished by Coordinators Professor Dr Kallol Ghosh and Professor Sanjay Tiwari.