Making things, doing things

Gupta, Arvind (2009) Making things, doing things. Learning Curve (12). pp. 13-15.

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Good science need not be expensive. It can also be great fun. The best Indian book on primary science, Preparation for Science, dates back to 1928. It was written by Richard Greggs - an American economist who was deeply inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. For two years Greggs taught activity-based science in a school in Himachal Pradesh run by the American missionary, S. E. Stokes. This remains the most pioneering treatise on how science should be with taught to children in Indian schools.The apparatus required is exceedingly simple and inexpensive, and almost all of it is familiar to village children. Most of it can be made by village carpenters, potters or blacksmiths. n must not get an idea that science is m strange technology. The great pioneers of scie their work with very simple apparatus.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Gupta, Arvind
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Foundation Publications
Full Text Status: Public
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