Capacity building of teachers on Chemistry teaching with hands-on small scale experiments in high schools in Asia
The event involved in training 100 high school teachers from all parts of the country to have hands-on experiments using small amount of Chemicals, called small scale chemistry.
This technique can prevent pollution for a safer environment and lower the risk of chemical hazard while performing experiments without compromising the quality of learning. Most South Asian countries lack resources due to high cost of chemicals and laboratories which hinder students to have a hands-on experience in conducting experiments. This attractive way of doing experiments also raise awareness on chemical safety, green chemistry and sustainable development goals.
The teachers trained were given a kit to bring back to their schools and it will also trigger the teachers to design experiments suitable to the resources available in their schools to motivate students to do chemistry.
The quality education will improve. With good education, the students will attain decent jobs and improve the economy of the country. Hopefully there will be reduced inequalities between rural and urban schools.
Also in Asia, the same training can be conducted to the various countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia so that all the countries can expose their student to quality education which is interesting. This can be achieved when we work in partnership, have a network of small-scale chemistry teachers in Asia.
The impact of the workshop is reflected in the following video.