SRINAGAR: The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) recently organized a series of workshops for lecturers, with the aim of improving the quality of science education at the secondary level.
The workshops for the subjects namely Zoology, Botany, Physics, Chemistry and Environmental Science were conducted between December 2022 and March 2023 focused on enhancing pedagogical approaches and content enrichment.
The programs were designed to be interactive and engaging, with a focus on providing practical insights into the latest teaching methods and techniques. The programs included workshops, discussions, and hands-on activities that helped the lecturers to gain a deeper understanding of science teaching and learning.
During the orientation sessions, the lecturers were encouraged to share their experiences, challenges, and best practices in teaching of various science subjects. This helped to create a collaborative learning environment, where the participants could learn from each other and build a network of like-minded professionals.
The programs covered various topics such as lesson planning, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, and the use of technology in teaching. The lecturers were also introduced to the latest developments in science education, such as inquiry-based learning, flipped classrooms, and blended learning.
The experts shed light on modern concepts of teaching in the light of the newly launched NEP-2020 education policy.
Pertinently, the NEP-2020 emphasizes the importance of science education in promoting critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation, and encourages teachers to adopt a more student-centred approach to teaching. The training program provided an opportunity for lecturers to learn about these modern teaching methods and to develop their teaching skills.
SCERT is the premier education facility responsible for teacher training and research in the field of education.