The teachers were trained at its Mysore campus. The programme aimed at providing teachers a four-point framework that can be used to effectively convey any concept in mathematics and science to students.The programme was participated by 680 teachers from government schools in rural Karnataka.
It is ten-days workshop included sessions on creative communication and concepts from higher primary
school mathematics and science syllabus. Trainers first demonstrated how a framework can be applied to selected concepts and invite teachers to use the framework to demonstrate other concepts from their syllabus.
The modes of teaching included computer simulations, model building, stories, ‘Science in the News’ sessions, magic tricks, historical and mythological references, as well as movie clips. After attending the workshop for six-eight months, the participant teachers had access to a helpline number to clarify doubts.
"The future of India depends upon the quality of education imparted to her children. There are an estimated 43,447 government primary schools and 3,029 government high schools in the state of Karnataka. The teachers at these schools play an important role in influencing and moulding the minds of their young students. A sound understanding and innovative application of concepts will provide the building blocks of development in our society, " opined N R Narayana Murthy, president of the board of trustees, before the session commenced.