Monday, February 28 2022
11:30 - 12:30

Ramanujan Auditorium

What can / should scientists do for mathematics and science education?

R Ramanujam

IMSc (Ret'd) / APU

There is a vast gap between scientific research practices and science pedagogy
in India, especially at undergraduate level. When it comes to school education,
there is almost no point of intersection at all between teachers and scientists.
This is even more stark when it comes to mathematics, where school or
undergraduate mathematics bears little resemblance to the discipline of
mathematics. In such a situation, is it possible at all for scientists and
mathematicians to contribute meaningfully to school and college education?
Does social responsibility entail any commitment in this direction? We suggest
affirmative answers to both of these questions.

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