Mangaluru: ELC, SSS, CFAL to Hold Practical Science Contest for Students

‘The only source of knowledge is experience’ said Albert Einstein. For Einstein, the most important task of a teacher is ‘to encourage pleasure in work, pleasure in its results, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.’ Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, 2. Sonia Moras – Program Coordinator, Early Learning Centre (ELC), said, ” However, we often find that classrooms still cater mostly to textbook information instead of hands- on work. Besides, pleasure or fun is considered to be inversely correlated to learning! In a rapidly changing world, this needs to change. The skills of memorization and learning things by rote will soon be redundant. Our new education system should be catered to creating entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists and thinkers who can think creatively”.

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“Many children say learning Math or Science is “boring” or “tough”. This is an odd phenomena- children intrinsically love math and science and we often find children incorporating these subjects into their play. If left to their own devices, wefind that children love counting, measuring, experimenting, testing and observing. Science and math is all around us and can be learnt by simple, everyday activities.” she added.

Dr. H Jayantha – (Retired) Senior Chemistry Professor, St Agnes College also speaking during the press meet said, ” To provide this platform for learning, Sunday Science School (SSS) has partnered with Early Learning Centre (ELC) and Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) to provide experiential learning to the students of Mangalore. SSS is a concept nurtured by people who have been active in the field of ‘Hands- on’ learning for over 20 years. In Mangalore, we are starting our 4th year of experiential learning. Our first Sunday Science class for this academic year will be held on Sunday, 14th June at Early Learning Centre, Bejai- Kapikad, Mangalore. We will be learning about magnetism with various experiments. Children studying in 1-6th standard can attend. You can collect a free kit from ELC, experiment along with your peers, take suggestions from family and friends and come to ELC on the 14th where you can talk with scientists and learn more”.

“We have the best results in Karnataka with the 1st state rank in IIT-JEE entrance exam and 1st, 2nd and 3rd rank in the prestigious NTSE examination. These results show that creative thinking and problem solving can not only be fun, but can also help clear highly completive examinations. Get ready to “experience” science and math; get ready to look at Math and Science in a whole new way!” said Severine Rosario -Program Coordinator-Centre For Advanced Learning

You can get more information by calling : 9901115108, 9845737120, 9900415934. You can also visit Early Learning Centre to collect your kit. Please note that this is a free event.

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