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Title: Curriculum-based School Picnics: Tool for Enhancing Scientific Temper
Authors: Agarwal, Sreenabh
Keywords: Scientific temper;School;Curriculum based picnics;Education
Issue Date: Jan-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Picnics or excursions are a common practice in almost all schools. The schools take the students on picnics or excursions at least once a year. In Nagpur city alone, an estimated one lakh students go out for school picnics/excursions. So, school students going for picnics constitute a very important tourist segment. If this segment is concentrated upon and directed towards curriculum-based picnics/excursions, scientific temper can be developed in these students in a very interesting and much more effective manner.
The present study seeks to understand the motivation of schools in their choice of travel destinations and also to test the effectiveness of curriculum-based school picnics/excursions as a tool to enhance the scientific temper of school students.
It was found that curriculum-based school picnic/excursion was not one of the motivations behind designing school picnics. The study also found that the students who were taken to the curriculum designed picnics before the onset of the teaching session were more inquisitive and participative during the teaching sessions. It is also seen that there is very less research on creating and testing simple and effective tools to increase scientific temper in students. The findings of this paper would be valuable not only for the school authorities but also for all the segments of the society as it enhances scientific temper in a very interesting and effective manner.
Page(s): 49-59
ISSN: 2278-2796 (Online); 2278-2788 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JST Vol.06(1-2) [January-June 2018]

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