Students and teachers must experience the excitement of science by going through the process of scientific enquiry. This will enable them to perceive science as a process which involves continuous change rather than as a collection of unchallengeable facts.
- Core content: This will be taken from the regular curriculum that exists in the respective states.
- Physics, Chemistry and Biology: Three modules for each are being developed.
- Science education research: Students’ prior knowledge tested in the field and feedback from field trials form the basis of the modules being designed.
- Multiple complementary activities: A rich experience of learning science is planned, using hands-on experiments, computer games, multimedia representations, different techniques of data analysis, etc.
- Information Technology (IT): The potential of IT is being effectively exploited for the visualizing of concepts, and in the recording and handling of data. For example, some simulations are being planned for a module on “atomic theory” that would help students explore and understand the concept better.
- Collaboration: This is an integral value in scientific work, and will reflect in the CLIx Science pedagogical approach through group discussions, sharing of data, and students reviewing each others’ work.
- Flexibility for teachers: The modules are designed so that teachers may modify them in order to make them appropriate to local contexts.
- Continuous comprehensive evaluation: This is planned through homework and assignments embedded in computer-based activities that give students feedback (rather than scores/ grades) about their progress.
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