Hands-on Science is a unique approach of learning and teaching science to the children and students. The due importance of practical working has been given in teaching learning process. Involvement of children in actual working practicals, making working or non working models charts or involve into making chemical changes has been given more importance for generating curiosity. The model presented here is one such effort for involving children and public into activity based science learning and removal of superstition. Unique scheme of setting of community science centre in public private partnership has been evolved out and put in practice. Presently Eighteen science centers have been established; communicators are trained and continuously supported for carrying outreach activities through experiments at grass root level. Nearly nine thousand activities have been carried out at various places in last three years. The details are given in the full length paper.

">
 [PCST]
PCST Network

Public Communication of Science and Technology

 

Science communication through community science centers

A. M Prabhakar   Gujarat Council on Science & Technology

Hands-on Science is a unique approach of learning and teaching science to the children and students. The due importance of practical working has been given in teaching learning process. Involvement of children in actual working practicals, making working or non working models charts or involve into making chemical changes has been given more importance for generating curiosity. The model presented here is one such effort for involving children and public into activity based science learning and removal of superstition. Unique scheme of setting of community science centre in public private partnership has been evolved out and put in practice. Presently Eighteen science centers have been established; communicators are trained and continuously supported for carrying outreach activities through experiments at grass root level. Nearly nine thousand activities have been carried out at various places in last three years. The details are given in the full length paper.

[PDF 77.69 kB]Download the full paper (PDF 77.69 kB)

BACK TO TOP