It is now well-established that the teacher holds the key to success in education, specially in science education. It is only in countries (such as Finland and South Korea) where the teacher has been accorded prime importance that there has been real success in science education. Money seems to be the less important factor.
The programme envisaged is to provide opportunities and training to teachers in science education. Various aspects that will be covered in the proposed programme would be subjected content, teaching methodology in science, laboratory experiments, research experience and experience in education technology. The training will be provided through projects and one or more formal courses.
In order to provide opportunities to teachers and others to receive training in science education, this Centre is offering a post-graduate diploma programme in science education (PGDSE). Aspects covered in the programme are: courses related to subject content, laboratory experiments, education technology and research experience. The training will be imparted through projects and formal courses. The programme is for two semesters beginning 1 August every year. Stipend will be paid as per norms to those selected for the programme. Boarding and lodging will be available.
Applications are invited from teachers with B.Sc./M.Sc. with or without B.Ed. as well as from individuals who have B.Sc./M.Sc. qualification and interested in science education. In special cases, teachers working in the vicinity of Bangalore may be allowed to the PGDSE programme and in such cases; the course duration will be four semesters with a stipend as per the norms of the Centre.
Mere applying will not merit selection for the interview or the Diploma programme. The candidates who have an overall excellent academic record which also includes being recipients of scholarships/meritorious awards will be considered for interview. Subject to the performance in the interview and the academic records, the candidate may be considered for admission to the programme. Fees for the selected students will be as per the norms of the Centre.
The application form may be downloaded after the advertisement is released from this web page and the filled in application form be sent by speed post / courier to the:
Bangalore 560 064.
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