The Science Program at DIL develops the science curriculum, related resource materials, and conducts trainings for primary science teachers across the projects. The main objectives for the year 2012 are to train teachers in selected units for which Teachers’ Guides and Activity Books are ready. In addition to this, follow up visits, peer tutors’ meetings, cluster wise meetings, video development, and curriculum development are integrated into ongoing activities. Training for teachers of partner projects are also incorporated as and when the need arises. Last year saw two phases of science trainings being delivered across the projects. This year, however, realizing a gap in the science concepts of the teachers, a third phase of Summer Content training has been introduced. Here, teachers will be given an intensive training on selected topics that they find difficult and challenging.
Each training demonstrated a variety of teaching and learning strategies like group work, pair work, individual work, presentations, questions and answers, role play and science projects. Moreover, throughout the course, participants were given an opportunity to discuss and share their learning with the whole class. The facilitators assisted participants through different cooperative learning techniques and encouraged their discussions, group work, and presentations of relevant activities with an objective for the teachers to replicate the same in their classrooms.