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Volume 7 Issue 9
September-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2009012

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101-109

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UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE CONCEPTS USING PRACTICAL SKILLS AT SCHOOLING

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2349-5162

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"UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE CONCEPTS USING PRACTICAL SKILLS AT SCHOOLING", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 9, page no.101-109, September-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2009012.pdf

Abstract

The central role of experiments and practical work in the school science curriculum is universally accepted. A balanced science curriculum should not only give due emphasis to both theory and experiments but also integrate these complementary aspects of the subject in the teaching-learning process. Present-day science, as we all know, is the result of the creative interplay of observations, experimentation, and theoretical inferences. The importance of practical work in science education has also been recognized and greatly emphasized in the national policy of education for the past several decades. However, despite several laudable efforts in the past, experiments, by and large, have continued to be marginalized in the schools. The challenge arises due to the combination of several factors. The school should be keen to find out ways to promote laboratory work in the subject and introduce greater uniformity, objectivity, and reliability in the assessment of practical work. The National Policy of Education (NPE) 1986, stresses the importance of science education, in these words," science education will be strengthened so as to develop in the child well-defined abilities and values such as the spirit of inquiry, creativity, objectivity, the courage to ask questions and an aesthetic sensitivity". This enhanced responsibility can be adequately performed only when science teachers are equipped with required scientific competencies. Science teaching, as these do not adequately develop the mastery of such competencies. It has, therefore, been emphasized that innovative approaches may be inducted into science clubs to sharpen the scientific competencies in both students and teachers. According to NCF-2005 teacher should act as a facilitator and not as a transformer of content where they can think, realize, analyze and develop their own way of learning which something beyond the textbook.

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Practical skills, Science concepts, Science and technology

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"UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE CONCEPTS USING PRACTICAL SKILLS AT SCHOOLING", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 9, page no. pp101-109, September-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2009012.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2009012
Registration ID: 300484
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 9 | Year September-2020
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Page No: 101-109
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE CONCEPTS USING PRACTICAL SKILLS AT SCHOOLING", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 9, page no. pp101-109, September-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2009012.pdf




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