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Teach students how to think in classroom situation: expert

Staff Correspondent

110 students from across the country are attending MTTS programme

MYSORE: Kumaresan, director of the Mathematics Training and Talent Search (MTTS) programme and professor of mathematics, Hyderabad Central University, has called upon teachers to teach students how to think in a classroom situation.

Presiding over the inaugural session of the MTTS programme at the Regional Institute of Education (RIE) here on Tuesday, Prof. Kumaresan said that teachers should learn how to think in front of students.

He said that instead of loading the mind of students with information, it was better to kindle their curiosity.

Advice

Inaugurating the 27-day programme, G.T. Bhandage, Principal, RIE, Mysore, called upon students to develop interest and enthusiasm in mathematics. The MTTS programme is planned in such a way that students are allowed to think in an interactive manner, and thereby they become more active learners, according to Mr. Bhandage.

“Teachers will ask questions and try to develop theory based on answers given by students and typical examples. At every level students are encouraged to explore, guess and formulate definitions and results. For talented students MTTS is a platform to interact with their peers and experts in the field,” he said. Prof. Bhandage released a 44-page MTTS 2009 souvenir on the occasion.

A group of experts from Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai and Guwahati; Delhi University, Harishchandra Research Institute, Allahabad; University of Mysore and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University are attending the programme.

As many as 110 students from across the country are participating the programme.

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