Dhaka – Poster fair and certificate awarding ceremony on ‘Inquiry Based Learning to Promote Science Education’ was held at United International University in the capital on Sunday afternoon.
A senior Biology teacher of BAF Shaheen English Medium School Lizoon Nahar implemented the project under the banner of Global Educators Initiative for Sustainable Transformation [GEIST] International Foundation.
Five schools of the capital Dhaka – Maple Leaf International School, Tejgaon Government Girls High School, BAF Shaheen College and, BAF Shaheen English Medium School, Dhaka joined the event.
Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Isabelle Zsoldos attended the event as chief guest while Chief News Editor of Independent Television Ashish Ghosh Saikat was present as special guest with Vice Chancellor of the United International University Mofizur Rahman Chowdhury in the chair.
Speakers said students of school and colleges are losing interest towards science education on a constant basis. They feel discouraged as the classes are not interactive and engaging. Lack of sufficient tools, equipment and trained teachers are responsible for this.
Science education is to learn more practically, not only just going through books. So, science classes demand more interactive and engaging, the argued.
Science education becomes fun to learn when there is an urgency or necessity to inquire about its various aspects, said the chief guest.
“We need to develop the inquiry-based learning curiosity among the students. Without inquiry-based learning it’s difficult to understand the significance of the learning,” Isabelle Zsoldos said.
Students will be more enthusiastic towards science education if the inquiry-based learning is applied.
Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) organized the event supported by US Department of State.
newsnextbd.com/reporting by Zakir Hossain