Workshop for Science Teachers

Workshop For : Science Teachers & Science Educators/ Officers of HSCST
No of Days : 05
Date : 09-12-2019 to 13-12-2019
Co-ordinators : Narendra Deshmukh

Concept Note

The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is a National Centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. HBCSE is now a ‘Centre of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education’ (a scheme of Pandit
Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching of the MHRD). The broad goals of the Centre are to promote equity and excellence in science and mathematics education from primary school to undergraduate college level, and encourage the growth of scientific literacy in the country.

Over the past four decades, HBCSE ( has undertaken various research and development projects in science and mathematics education. In close interaction with the practicing teachers, we have identified the following needs and requirements:

  • Inputs in content matter
  • Guidance for experimentation
  • Dealing with students’ questions and encouraging questioning and dialogue
  • Enhancing students’ participation in the classroom
  • Assessment techniques

HBCSE focuses on developing print materials and hands-on activities as well as providing institutional support to practicing teachers in order to bring about educationally relevant changes in classroom interaction. Teacher professional development is one of the major activities of the centre.

Five days workshop for Science Teachers & Science Educators/Officers of HSCST:

Last year, HBCSE and Haryana State Council for Science, Innovation and Technology (HSCSIT), Government of Haryana, jointly organised a 5 day workshop for Mathematics teachers & mathematics educators/officers at HBCSE, Mumbai. This year HSCSIT has again approached HBCSE to organize a 5 day workshop for 40 science teachers & science educators/officers at HBCSE, Mumbai.

This workshop will focus on the designing learning strategies and enhancing pedagogical skills to impact classroom transactions to enhance science teachers’ professional development. The workshop sessions/contents key focus on high school science various concepts, learning and constructivism, and research readings in science education. There will be sessions on nature of science, socio-cultural aspects of education, inclusive education, textbook analysis and assessment. The workshop sessions will also emphasize hands-on-learning, activity based teaching, science through investigation and inquiry learning. It also includes new and innovative methods of teaching science to make learning easy and interesting for students.

Expected Outcomes:

The following are the expected outcomes from this workshop:

  1. Exposure to Science Education research & literature
  2. Designing of worksheets and activity-sheet for classroom use
  3. Creating modules and tools for assessing students’ science learning.

Number of Teachers: 40 (Mostly high school teachers + HSCSIT faculty)