Dr Yashwant Ramma
The Educator’s Licence is meant to provide an initiation to graduates and prospective teachers to the basic requirements of the profession. The Educator’s Licence course has been redesigned in line with the request of the HRDC to meet the training requirement of the Education sector.
It is not a surprise for anyone that science learning in our primary schools is dull and not interesting. On one hand, pupils learn science by rote and this causes hindrance to developing an inquisitive mind and becoming independent learners. On the other hand, capable pupils are not able to express their science ideas freely whether verbal or written. The teaching is so dull that pupils start developing a negative attitude towards learning of science.
The project which is in line with government policy on quality education aims at engaging pupils of primary schools to develop a critical mind with a view to becoming independent problem solvers using ICT and an interactive pedagogy.
The three-year project target 9 primary schools in the four zones and cuts across three levels – low achieving, average achieving and high achieving. The project intends to bring a paradigm shift in teaching and learning of science with emphasis on the medium of instruction. It is expected that the outcomes will be beneficial to all the stakeholders.