The Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry, is holding a training workshop for secondary and higher secondary school teachers to upskill them as well as inspire students to pursue science.
This workshop, which started on August 22, is being held at the Chhattisgarh Regional Science Centre and will continue until August 25. The workshop offers presentations and hands-on training for teachers to incorporate learning resources into the curriculum, providing an alternative to the traditional chalk-and-talk method.
The Yusuf Hamied Inspirational Science Program is a professional development course of the Royal Society of Chemistry for science teachers in India. The Royal Society of Chemistry is working to promote UK chemistry and chemistry education. Master trainers of the Society have collaborated with India’s best teachers to develop this curriculum to help science teachers improve their abilities and inspire students to study science at the university level.
The Royal Society Teacher Developers is conducting workshops for science teachers in schools across India. Teachers are provided with strategies to make the subject more exciting and interesting to students in secondary and higher secondary schools. Workshops offer free training with affordable and easily accessible plans.
Scientist of Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology Dr JK Rai informed the teachers about the purpose of the workshop. In the inaugural speech, Director General of Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology, SS Bajaj briefed about the programme and stressed the need for teachers to improve their ability to engage children in science. He advised teachers to properly learn the techniques provided by the Royal Society, as they can be applied to improve instruction in the classroom.
Teacher Developer from the Royal Society of Chemistry, Bangalore, Jaya Swaminathan shared information on the Yusuf Hamied Inspirational Science Professional Development Course, and its implementation in India. Scientists and officers of the Chhattisgarh Regional Science Centre and science teachers of Raipur district participated in the workshop.