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Curriculum and Classroom Transaction

Curriculum development at HBCSE is based on research and field work.  For primary science books see:

 

http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/smallscience

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http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/publications/curricular-books/primary-science-curriculum

 

Publications related to science curricular issues and classroom transactions are listed below:

Publications

 

Books

  • Dhakulkar, A., Mukherjee, C., Gadiraju, N., & Pakrashi, H. (2015). Information booklet for digital literacy. Mumbai: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Dhakulkar, A., Mukherjee, C., Gadiraju, N., & Pakrashi, H. (2015). Digital literacy course. Mumbai: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Pradhan, H. C., & Lale, V. D. (Coordinating Eds.). (2014). Kumar vishwakosh – Jeevshastra and paryavaran (Junior encyclopedia – Biology and environment) (Hard-bound edition), Part II. India: Maharashtra Rajya Vishwakosh Nirmiti Mandal
  • Pradhan, H.C.: Vidnyan ShikshanNavya Vata (Science Education – New Avenues) (in Marathi), Granthali, February 2004 (won Maharashtra State Literature Award in Education, Psychology and Philosophy category, 2004).
  • Pradhan H.C.: Vidnyan ani Tantradnyan: Swaroop ani Pailoo (Science and Technology: Nature and Aspects), A collection of essays in Marathi, Homi Bhabha Centre for  Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, January 2007. (Foreword by B.M. Udgaonkar).

 

The following books in Marathi are co-edited by Prof. H. C. Pradhan (with Dr. Bal Phondke) for Y.C. Maharashtra Open University, Nashik. These are textbooks on science education under their M.Ed. programme (2008).

 

  • Science Education – Part 1: Nature, Characteristics and Instructions
  • Science Education – Part 2: Practical, Communication and Scientific Attitude
  • Science Education – Part 3: Curriculum, Syllabus and Content-cum-Methodology
  • Science Education – Part 4: Evaluation and Research

 

In Books

  • Mishra K. K. (2014). Development of an innovative e-learning portal for science education in Hindi. In S. K. Jindal and P. Kumar (Eds.), Information and Society (pp. 25 – 30). New Delhi: Defence Scientific
    Information and Documentation Centre (DESIDOC), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
  • J. Ramadas: Science and Technology Education in South Asia, In E. Jenkins (Ed.), Innovation in Science and Technology Education, Vol.8, UNESCO, Paris, 2003.

 

In Journals

 

  • Dhakulkar, A., Gadiraju, N., & Dhurde, S. (2015). Measuring the mustard seed: An exercise in indirect measurement and mathematical modelling. School Science Review, 356, 63-68.
  • Joshi, P. K. (2014). Role of IJSO experiments in learning process. Bulletin of Indian Association of Physics Teachers, October 2014, 259.
  • Mishra K. K. (2014). Prathamik shiksha- ateet ke aiine mein. Anaupacharika, 39(4), 11-12.
  • Vijapurkar, J., Kawalkar, A., & Nambiar, P. (2014). What do cells really look like? An inquiry into students' difficulties in visualising a 3-D biological cell and lessons for pedagogy. Research in Science Education, 44(2), 307-333.
  • Vijapurkar, J., & Konde, P. “Omne vivo ex vivum?” (2014). A study of middle school students' explanations of the seemingly sudden appearance of life forms. Research in Science Education, 44(6), 885-902.
  • Haydock, K. (2014). An Analysis of the Treatment of Evolution by Natural Selection in NCERT Textbooks. Voices of Teachers and Teacher Educators. Vol 2.
  • Haydock, K. (2014). Chicken Eggs: which comes first - the expected results or the science?. School Science Review. 95(363), 65-74.
  • Vijapurkar, J. and Konde, P. “Omne Vivum Ex Vivo”? (2014). A Study of Middle School Students’ Explanations of the Seemingly Sudden Appearance of Some Life Forms, Research in Science Education March 2014 DOI 10.1007/s11165-014-9406-1 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11165-014-9406-1/fulltext.html
  • Haydock, K. (2013). Modaney ka anubhav. Sandarbh. 6(32), 11-19. करन हेडाक “मोडने का अनुभव ”, संदभर 6(32) 11-19 (2013) 
  • Vijapurkar, J., Kawalkar, A. and Nambiar, P (2013). What do cells really look like? An inquiry into students' difficulties in visualising a 3-D biological cell and lessons for pedagogy, Research in Science Education, published online October 2013, DOI 10.1007/s11165-013-9379-5 (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11165-013-9379-5)
  • Kawalkar, A. and Vijapurkar J. (2013):  Scaffolding Science talk: The role of teachers' questions in the Inquiry Classroom, International Journal of Science  Education 35(12), 2004-20027 (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09500693.2011.604684)
  • J. Ramadas and R. Driver: Response to Martin Monk's Paper,`Genetic Epistemological Notes on Recent Research into Children's Understanding of Light, International Journal of Science Education, 14 (1), 123-126, 1992.

 

In Proceedings

 

  • Haydock, K. (2014). Stated and unstated aims of social science education, according to NCERT. Conference Abstract Booklet of the Fifth International Conference by Comparative Education Society of India: Education, Politics and Social Change, November 16-18, 2014 (pp. 178-181). Delhi: CESI.
  • Amit Dhakulkar and Nagarjuna G. (2013). “Measuring the Mustard Seed: First Exercise in Modelling the Real World” In Nagarjuna G. A. Jamakhandi, & E. Sam (Eds.) Proceedings of epiSTEME 5, Mumbai, India, January 7-12 2013. India: Cinnamonteal Publishing.
  • Kawalkar, A. & Vijapurkar, J. (2013). Aspects of learning science in inquiry and traditional classes: what students' diaries reveal. In Nagarjuna G., Jamakhandi, A. and Sam, E. (eds.) epiSTEME 5 International Conference to Review Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, Conference Proceedings. India: Cinnamonteal. p.220-226.
  • Shaikh Rafikh, Nagarjuna G, Chandrasekaran S. (2013). Socialising mathematics: collaborative, constructive and distributed learning of arithmetic using a chat application. In Nagarjuna G. et al.,(Eds.) Proceedings of epiSTEME - 5, pp. 321 - 327. India: Cinnamonteal Publishing.
  • Vijapurkar, J. & Konde, P. (2013). “Omne Vivum Ex vivo”? A study of middle school students' explanations of the seemingly sudden appearnace of some life forms. In Nagarjuna G., Jamakhandi, A. and Sam, E. (eds.) epiSTEME 5 International Conference to Review Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, Conference Proceedings. India: Cinnamonteal. p.165-170.
  • Kawalkar,   A.   &   Vijapurkar,   J.(2011):  Several   Lines   of   Inquiry   Into   Inquiry   Teaching   and Learning: Exploring the Affective Outcomes of Inquiry­Oriented Science Teaching. In  D.   Mogari,   A.   Mji   and   U.   I.   Ogbonnaya   (Eds.),   Proceedings   of   ISTE   International Conference on Mathematics,   Science and Technology Education, p. 265­276. South Africa: University of South Africa. 2011.
  • J. Ramadas: A New Curriculum for Primary Science, Revive: a Publication of the 4th Annual Learning Network Conference, Ahmedabad, Jan 2006.
  • J. Ramadas and J. Vijapurkar: The Homi Bhabha Curriculum for Primary Science, Proceedings of the International Conference on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (ICSTME), Goa, India, Feb 2001.
  • J. Ramadas: Mathematics in Primary Science, Paper presented at the Seminar on Aspects of Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Primary School, Centre for Science Education and Communication, New Delhi, Jan 1999.
  • J. Ramadas, L. Novemsky and H. Kimmel: The Jersey Coast Explorers: A Marine Science Program for Inner City Schools Proceedings of the Conference on Pre-College Education of Minorities in Science and Engineering, Newark, NJ, May 1988, NJIT Press, 1989.
  • V. G. Kulkarni, S. Ramani and J. N. Taskar (J. Ramadas): The High School in Maharashtra: Provisional Results from a Survey, In R. G. Lagu (Ed.), Proceedings of the Conference on Science Education, Khiroda, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Bombay, 1978.
  • V. G. Kulkarni and J. N. Taskar (J. Ramadas): Evaluation of the Khiroda Project, In R. G. Lagu (Ed.), Proceedings of the Conference on Science Education, Khiroda, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Bombay, 1978.
  • V. G. Kulkarni and J. N. Taskar (J. Ramadas): New Tools for the Evaluation of Science Education Programs, In R. G. Lagu (Ed.), Proceedings of the Conference on Science Education, Khiroda, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Bombay, 1978.

 

Reports 

  • V. G. Gambhir: Comprehensive quality improvement programme for primary and secondary schools - Report of Collaborative project with Solapur Science Centre, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, 1994.
  • V. G. Gambhir: Comprehensive quality improvement programme for improving classroom interaction, International Seminar on school effectiveness and classroom processes at primary stage, India, 1996.
  • V. G. Kulkarni, J. Ramadas, S.P. Ozarkar, N.R. Bondale and V. G. Gambhir: Science Based Non-formal Education, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Bombay, March 1991.

  • V. G. Kulkarni, J. Ramadas, S. P. Ozarkar, N. R. Bondale and B. B. Deshmane: Non-formal Science-Based Education, Technical Report No. 3, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Bombay, 1984.

 

Book Reviews

 

  • Shome, S. (2012). Dixit, A., Gupte, A., Pure, B., Pawar, K., Dubey, B., Joshi, S., Siddique, J. and Sudhir, U. Jeevan ki ikai - Koshika Published by Eklavya, Bhopal, pp 71, ISBN 9788190697149 in Voices of Teachers and Teacher Educators, 1 (3), 86-88, (2012).
  • Chunawala S. (2009). Krishna Kumar, A Pedagogues Romance: Reflections on Schooling, New Delhi: OUP, 2008, in Contemporary Education Dialogue.

 

 

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