“You only understand something when you know how to do it.”
The introduction of international schools in private sector has brought with it a significant change in the education system. One of such schools is G.D.Goenka International School, Surat which is one of its kind in the state and the nation.
It has worked as the doorway to the outer world and prepares students to compete with international students on an international platform. Being in GDGIS, Surat children get the relevant exposure and required confidence to represent themselves on an international platform.
Science is different from any other subject. In order to understand its concepts, one has to look beyond the books and conventional classroom teaching. Effective teaching and learning of science involves seeing, handling, and manipulating real objects and materials. The knowledge that kids attain in classrooms would be ineffectual unless they actually observe the process and understand the relationship between action and reaction.
Effective teaching and learning of science involves a perpetual state of show and tell. Good schools combine classroom teaching with laboratory experiments to ensure that their students grasp each and every concept thoroughly. It is also believed that laboratory teaching and experiments that are being conducted there help encourage deep understanding in children. Children are able to retain the knowledge for longer when they see the experiments being performed in front of their eyes.
So, in order to enhance research and development in the country, the science laboratories can prove to be the basic pillars. In our school we have all the labs (Concept Room, Composite Lab, Maths Labs, Social Science Lab, Home Science lab, Computer Labs, Physics Lab, Biology Lab and Chemistry Lab) with best possible facilities and required equipments.
In the sciences, the standard vehicle for teaching practical skills is the lab course. “Labs are where we offer students the opportunity to engage with real lab equipment, to analyse authentic data, to experience the wonder of observation,”.
As Plato said, ‘Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.’ This is what the GDGIS Surat aims at and has produced some brilliant gems, who are raising the flags of Gujarat across the globe.