Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Students of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan got a new dimension to learning the subject by interacting with noted educationist Sudhakar Agarkar at a seminar on “learning hurdles and remedial measures in science and mathematics” organised here on Saturday.

Dr. Agarkar, who is a working Professor at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, helped the students in learning about graphs and graphical presentations.

He briefed the students on the study of graph and made them work on graph paper as a part of the workshop.

The participants promptly told him: “Charles Babbage”, when he asked them about the inventor of computer.

“It was Alan Turing, who using a computing device during World War II. Unfortunately, his name cannot be found in the computer books as the computing device was burnt on the orders of Winston Churchill, who didn't want any remnants of the war,” he said as the students listened in rapt attention.

Dr. Agarkar showed them the life history of Alan Turing through the photographs he had taken during his stay in London. He called upon the students to learn with a lot of interest and asked them to think out of the box and to be a part of the community of young scientists in future. Later, he held an interactive workshop on paradigm shift in science education for teachers.

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