Liberal Arts in a Conservative Education Environment

15 January 2016 (Fri) , 4 P.M.
At Program Room 2 (East Core, Library)
Speaker(s): Swapan S. Jain

By Swapan S. Jain
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA

Introduction of traditionally unorthodox tools in K-12 schools in Ludhiana (India) inspire students, teachers, and parents alike to face and challenge commonly held belief systems which often are an impediment to learning and education. I will discuss our efforts in the following three areas: (i) Science learning by demonstration and activities, (ii) Debate as a tool for engagement in the social sciences, (iii) Education and outreach efforts of students in Nantala village in Punjab.