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2020 Day 3: 27th May Presentation

Undergraduate Biology Students Illustration of Experimental Design of Simple Model Systems

Meena Kharatmal1, Mayur Gaikwad2, Aashutosh Mule31Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education2Elphinstone College3Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciencesmeena@hbcse.tifr.res.in 1; mayur2604@gmail.com 2; aashutosh.mule@gmail.com 3 Experimental competencies such as asking questions, designing experiments, observing, disseminating results, forms a crucial part of learning for biology students. The objective of this preliminary study is to explore undergraduate students’ formulating of experimental design of […]

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2020 Day 3: 27th May Presentation

Teacher Interactions with a Vigyan Pratibha Learning Unit

Chaitanya UrsekarHomi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, India*chaitanya@hbcse.tifr.res.in  The Vigyan Pratibha programme at HBCSE seeks to nurture students’ interest in science and mathematics. The programme revolves around modular, activity-based instructional plans, called learning units (LUs). Teachers from participating central government schools are familiarized with the LUs at workshops at HBCSE, after which they […]

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2020 Day 5: 29th May Presentation

Rough Concept Inventories

A. ManiHomi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, India Concept inventories are MCQ-based instruments designed to test the understanding of concepts (and possibly the reasons for failure to understand) by learners. Often, they are deemed to be rather incompatible with student centered modes of learning and evaluation. Some inventories require students to provide justifications […]

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2020 Day 2: 26th May Presentation

Narratives of women’s experiences in science popularization careers

Mayuri Pawar * and Deepa Chari **Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, India*mayurip@hbcse.tifr.res.in*  and deepa@hbcse.tifr.res.in**  Science popularization aims at connecting to a generic and diverse audience with the intention of growing scientific knowledge in the reached communities. In science popularization, resources persons play a key role in maintaining good standards of science and technology […]

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2020 Day 2: 26th May Presentation

Integrating Psycho-Social Needs of Refugee Girl Children in Educational Spaces: A Case Study of Rohingya Girls Settled in Hyderabad

Debanjali SahaTata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad (2016-2018)debanjalione@gmail.com  Under international law of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and Convention on the Rights of Children (1989), refugee children have theoretical rights to basic needs such as food, shelter, health care facilities and education. However, in ground reality, such laws are unenforceable in nature. In a […]

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2020 Day 2: 26th May Presentation

Agency building and early research exposure: A study in an Indian undergraduate science education program

Deepika Bansal*, Deepa Chari**, Savita Ladage***Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, Indiadeebans.88@gmail.com*, deepa@hbcse.tifr.res.in** , savital@hbcse.tifr.res.in *** Undergraduate research provides students with opportunities to positively perceive their association with a discipline through agentic experiences, and thereby fostering the disciplinary identity building. This study explores students’ experiences of participating in a 10-day long ‘Exposure cum Enrichment […]

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2020 Day 1: 25th May Presentation

The CEO of the Cell: How Centralized Thinking and Dominance Hierarchy Pervade in the Discourse on Living Cell

Charudatta NavareHomi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, Indiacharudatta@hbcse.tifr.res.in  This paper looks at the way the ideology of social dominance hierarchy influences the discourse on biological cells. Through the use of various visual and verbal metaphors, the cell is portrayed as a centralized system, with the nucleus as the leader or the control center. […]

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2020 Day 1: 25th May Presentation

Understanding the significance of History and Philosophy of Science in teaching and learning Science through the lens of History of Atomism.

Maithily K.Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movementmit233akshaya@gmail.com  Since the dawn of life, the hunt for methodologies in the search of truth has formulated mankind. The attempt to internalize Nature of Science as a body of knowledge, a systematic study and a process by itself has travelled hand in hand with the evolution of civilization. At a […]

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2020 Day 1: 25th May Presentation

Observation and Experiment: Debates in Science

Sarita G Department of Education, University of Delhi sarita.851084@gmail.com  Science is a kind of knowledge which has such authority in all the domains of our life, whether it is health, education, market and even religion. This high status of science is because of the ‘Scientific Method’ which makes the knowledge reliable and objective. What is […]