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Blended learning strategies on teaching light concepts for underprivileged school students
Author(s): Sumit Ghosh

Paper Abstract

Despite the growth in ICT applications in education, inequalities continue to exist. Students and teachers inadvertently suffer in underprivileged schools - facing isolation, neglect, coupled with inadequate pedagogic attention, poor infrastructure and insufficient resources. Science needs to be taught in the class room in a way that it stimulates the mind of the children to inquire and execute scientifically. A blended learning technique is employed for capacity building on light-based technologies. We have developed an innovative methodology of interlinking the concepts and activities prescribed in the science text books using hands-on minds-on intracurricular experimental kits. The kits serve as essential alternative to the lack of any equipment in most of the schools and can be used in conjunction with textbooks. This new teaching-learning environment has been successfully tried and tested in different schools. All the stakeholders involved have responded positively and have expressed satisfaction of having understood the latent principles more clearly than when taught only through the traditional method of teaching.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11143, Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019, 111432U (2 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2514653
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Sumit Ghosh, Andhra Vidyalaya College (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11143:
Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019
Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard; Joseph A. Shaw, Editor(s)

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