Wednesday, January 18, 2012

APT - “Learning MATTER with every day materials/objects and toys" on Saturday, January 28, 2012

This month’s APT session will be conducted by Ms. Umme Farwah Halai on “Learning MATTER with every day materials/objects and toys".


In science, learners need multiple modes and opportunities to explore and understand complex science concepts such as matter, energy, forces and many others. Moreover, learners also need to relate and make connections of already learnt science principles and concepts with the outside world. What’s more natural than using everyday materials/objects and toys as learning resource to make science more engaging and relevant with the outside world for elementary students. This workshop is designed to help teachers guide their students toward exploring and making everyday connections of science with outside world through fun, hands-on activities using inexpensive, readily available common household objects and toys.

Details of the session are as follows:

1. Develop an understanding of how everyday materials and toys can be used to teach science  concepts.
2. Experience some science learning using every day materials’ objects and toys
3. Plan a science activity to teach science concept using everyday materials and toys

Time:           9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Date:           Saturday, January 28, 2012

Venue:         AKU-IED, Karimabad

Ms. Umme Farwah Halai is a Professional Development Teacher at Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development. She is presently working in strengthening Teacher Education Programme (STEP) funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and involved in science teaching and learning in primary education. She has a vast experience of developing science teaching/learning materials focusing National Science Curriculum (2006). She has also designed and offered various short courses and workshops under Continuing Professional Education at AKU-IED. Her research interest lies in ‘Role of Language in Science Education’ and has presented papers both at national and international level.
 Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, January 27, 2012 at or (36347611-14 or 36826991-94 Ext. 3203 / 3205), as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

Looking forward to your active participation in the workshop.