Games for the science classroom

Naik, Shambhavi (2021) Games for the science classroom. Learning Curve (10). pp. 77-80. ISSN 2582-1644

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I have always found biology fascinating. The science of life itself is magical – how a single cell forms an entire human being, how bees communicate, how a plant responds to sunlight. In 2016, in a bid to inspire others to study biology, I decided to teach evolution to students of Shri Devi Sateri High School – a school in rural Sindhudurg (Maharashtra), close to my native village. I have always felt that the approach of teaching theory in classroom sessions is ineffective. Not only is it difficult to keep students engaged but presenting biology as a string-of-facts precludes an appreciation of the complex cellular and molecular phenomena which drive biological processes. This is true not just of teaching evolution.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Naik, Shambhavi
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Elementary education, Play and education, Play -- Indian education, Children’s play, Inclusive education, Classroom games, Early childhood educators, Science classroom
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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