Starting with a probable questions in relation to the prescribed practical, followed by hypothesis-building, can lead to a good experiment design where students participate and discuss their own ideas and approaches. The process can be very enriching for students to understand various scientific concepts as well as specific, subject-related techniques that they can try.
The strict criteria that apply to doing science, can they be made part of learning science? How can science students be taught the process of critical assessment and feedback?
Second article in our series of interviews with undergraduate teachers across India
The process of discovery is fundamental to all knowledge, but is never taught to us. This course seeks to address the problem by combining inquiry with integration of knowledge of various disciplines.
Summary of panel discussion during a two-day workshop for undergraduate teachers at Pune.