More than 300 students of Upgraded High School, Sohnad situated in the tribal-dominated Purbi Tundi area of Dhanbad about 40 km from Dhanbad district headquarters on 20 September got the opportunity to understand the complex scientific concepts through the usage of 3D models and videos.
The five-hour workshop was conducted by a group of IIT (ISM) faculty members under the Department of Science Technology sponsored project, titled, “Motivate School Students and teachers concerning the relevance of Science and Technology through innovative communication techniques”
The workshop, 16th in series began in the school verandah this morning at around 10.30 in the presence Md Zakir Hussain and four other assistant teachers, with principal investigator of the project Rashmi Singh, Assistant Professor of the Department of Management Studies and Industrial Engineering of IIT (ISM), explaining the working of a wide variety of scientific models to the students and also playing the special videos before them.
While explaining the models to the participating students of the workshop she also explained the role of science and technology in the present digital era.
While elaborating on the usage of 3-D techniques in teaching students Prof Singh said, “The importance of 3D techniques is well known in the education sector as it offers visualisation which is more interactive and engaging”
“It also helps to develop imagination and creativity skills to understand the complex concepts of Science and allows learners to get exposed to different learning experiences and strengthen their analytical thinking process” further said Prof Singh.
Echoing sentiments, Niladri Das, Associate Professor of the Department of Management Studies and Industrial Engineering who was also present during the occasion as a guest speaker along with two project staff, Sumita Biswas and Priti Kumari said “The usage of 3D techniques in teaching while helping to stimulate curiosity and imagination also encourages students for exploration and experimentation and innovation”.
Md Zakir Hussain, Principal of the school who was also present during the workshop said “The proceedings of the workshop proved the fact that the 3D techniques offer a better platform to understand Mathematics in a whole new way, visualizing everything from basic geometry to fractals giving them a hands-on understanding of the Scientific principles that they will need to apply in future”
“The technique allows concepts to be converted from theoretical mode to physical one” further said Hussain adding that this helps students to visually and tangibly experiment with a variety of Mathematical and Scientific Concepts.