Fun? What’s that? After a long day at work, you come back home exhausted and you just want to sleep. But then you remember that your little one has his homework to do. With the diminishing energy that you have, you sit with him to do his homework, only to see him apathetic and unresponsive
via GIPHY TACtivity To Understand Simplicity Nowadays, the biggest hurdle to overcome is the kid’s attitude towards Science. You might think that it is boring or you simply don’t understand it. However, you may realise that declaring Science to be tough is simpler than trying to understand why! Textbooks earlier said, ‘Man needs air, water,
The young India needs to adopt the same approach and enthusiasm like they did for #HumFitTohIndiaFit Challenge, by supporting our country’s “Future Ready” vision. You may be wondering that the Fitness challenge was endorsed by A-list celebrities and personalities, in order to successfully spread the message. Then how can YOU make a difference? Let’s not
Remember as a kid when the biggest decision you made was whether to buy that Dairy Milk or that packet of Lays’ with your ten-rupee budget? From childhood to adulthood – and even right now – we continually create descriptive plans of how to optimum use of the limited money or the precious time that we have.
“Curvilinear motion is defined as a motion that occurs when a particle travels along a curved path, which can be in two dimensions (in a plane), or in three dimensions. This type of motion is more complex than rectilinear (straight-line) motion” Source Clueless? Me too. via GIPHY Is science giving you a hard time? Well, what
Let your child be the superhero he admires. Youngsters are brought into the world with a characteristic inclination to learn. From that point on, they set out on the adventure of revelation dallying with their environment, forming circumstances to their benefit and making the most inventive inquiries. Science is a programme already embedded in our mind. Wonder HOW? These
By D.C.V. Mallik (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Retd.) With inputs from Procheta C.V. Mallik Institution Building by Indians in India A more mundane necessity led to the spread of Western college education. The regions where the East India Company had firmly established their rule were to be administered effectively. New territories were being acquired rapidly.
By D.C.V. Mallik (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Retd.) With inputs from Procheta C.V. Mallik Beginning of Western Science & Education in India Background India has had a long scientific tradition going back to ancient times. Serious investigations in subjects like Astronomy, Mathematics, Medicine and Metallurgy were carried out over the centuries starting at pre-Vedic times.
(Excerpts from the book, “K.S. Krishnan: his Life and Work”, by D.C.V. Mallik and S Chatterjee; Universities Press (2011)) Sitting under a deep blue sky, on the deck of the SS Narkunda, watching the blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea, Sir C.V. Raman was wondering about the mysterious qualities of light. It was September 1921
It may sound clichéd, but science is a way of life. It is the logical, rational way of explaining things happening around us, and all over the universe at large. This is done by making guesses – hypotheses – and then by proving or disproving the hypothesis through experiments, measurements and observations. Based on the
Teachers across the world do often ponder what kind of instruction is optimal for a child. This is something that has puzzled developmental psychologists since a century. The relationship between specific subject-matter instruction and its consequences for psychological development was a problem that development psychologist Lev Vygotsky (circa 1930s) sought to address and came with
During adolescence, parents will notice changes in the way their child interacts with family, friends and peers. These changes indicate that the child is forming an independent identity and evolving to be an adult. Seeking more independence, exploring new experiences, developing an individual set of morals and values, vulnerability to peer influences, risk-taking behaviour, showing
The First Machine Age, also called the Industrial Age was all about automation of manual labour and horse-powered machines. It started in the 17th century and progressed on a massive scale until the last few decades of the 20th century. The impact was profound – science and technology advanced like never before – it helped
Dr. Dweck’s research showed how a person’s mindset builds the platform for either fixed or growth mindset. A student with a Fixed mindset will be more conscious about looking smart all the time and avoid challenging work. However, a student with a Growth mindset will pursue interesting and challenging tasks in order to learn more.
The purpose of academic education is to equip students to stand on their own feet, and the path to it could be a job or an entrepreneurial venture. Life Skills perfectly dovetail into this need by preparing the students for the challenges of the fast-paced rapidly-changing 21st century. Evidence-based research all over the world points