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‘Hands-on teaching methodology can go a long way in imparting education’

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Professor Emeritus of University of Nice Sophia Antipolis Nicole Ostrowsky presenting a book authored by her to a student of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan at a programme organised by Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan at Manasi Auditorium, NSTL in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.—photo: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM
Professor Emeritus of University of Nice Sophia Antipolis Nicole Ostrowsky presenting a book authored by her to a student of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan at a programme organised by Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan at Manasi Auditorium, NSTL in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.—photo: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

It is important to look at the same idea in two different dimensions. Science is a part of our life, all you need is to develop interest to learn and nurture the subject.

Interacting with likeminded people and involving team help one achieve higher goals. These were a few points highlighted by physicist and Professor Emeritus from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis Nicole Ostrowsky at a session organised by Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan here on Thursday.

Ms. Nicole Ostrowsky began her research career in quantum optics. Being a researcher in physics, she has been visiting India for the last 30 years, studying, understanding and interchanging scientific ideas between India and France.

The objective of the session is to exchange new ideas between the two countries at school level by conducting seminars and workshops.

Emphasising on the teaching concept she said, “India has diverse culture and has many young minds who can think differently. However, it is very important to work on the subject that interests you. One has to work as a team and explore various methods of learning. Tell me I will forget; teach me I will understand; involve me I will remember, this is how an education system should be. And hands-on teaching methodology can go a long way in imparting education.”

Project manager of Lycee Francais Brigitte Maury of French International School, Puducherry, encouraged the students to take up science as their main subject.

She also told the students to pursue double degree and expand their horizons. Experiential teaching influences the young minds to succeed in academics, she said.

The session concluded with an interactive session with Ms. Nicole Ostrowsky on different concepts of physics. The session at Manasi Auditorium, NSTL had close to 450 students of Class VIII from Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan and Ramnath Secondary School, NSTL.

On the occasion, the book ‘The Agenda of the Apprentice Scientist’ authored by Nicole Ostrowsky and translated by Radhika Viswanathan was kept on display for the students. The book comprises topics on experimental sciences, essential factors required to do research illustrated by apprentice scientists along with interesting quotes.

Experiments

In the evening, Class VIII students of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan also worked on a few experiments on physics under the guidance of Ms. Nicole Ostrowsky and Ms. Brigitte Maury.

The director of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan Ch. Vasu Prakash, principal of Ramnath Secondary School C.V. Narasimham, NSTL scientist Y.V.N. Chandrasekhar were present.


  • India has a diverse culture and young minds who can think differently, says expert

  • 450 students take part in an interactive session in physics


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