Garden High School – IISER Kolkata Campus organised a one-day professional development programme for science teachers in collaboration with Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) on Saturday, 2 December 2017.
Royal Society of Chemistry is an organization based in UK with a heritage that spans 175 years of educational service. It runs many education projects on ‘Science’ across the globe, including India.
The aim of the referred workshop was to give teachers the opportunity to experience ‘effective active learning techniques’ which may be adopted in classroom situation primarily as ‘learners’ and then as ‘teachers’ to explore difficulties commonly faced by pupils in class.
40 teachers from 6 different schools including Garden High School, Kolkata and Garden High International School, Kolkata participated in the programme on the basis of an early registration by 24 November 2017.
The workshop was a day long programme of 7 hours, being divided into three modules interspersed by breaks for tea, lunch and coffee. During the workshop teachers worked together in groups on a variety of problems and discussed their views with the resource person from Royal Society of Chemistry, Dr. Vimala Oak.
By the end of the day, each teacher received study materials and a certificate of participation from the Royal Society of Chemistry.