Indian Science for IB curriculum

Rudrasen Sitoleh
August 12 , 2013
Agenda

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What & Why this is important
Incorporating it into our curriculum
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PYP approach
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MYP approach
Q&A
Indian Science within the IB framework

A small proposal for all you respected teachers &
facilitators
1. In concrete form...
What is an IB education?

The IB aspires to help schools develop well-rounded students with
character who respond to chall...
“are confident in their own identities”

Can I create,discover
or invent If I came
from place where we
always mimic or pla...
“join with others in celebrating our common humanity”

How can I lead if I do
not know who I am
and what i stand for ?
Internationally minded

We cannot be internationally minded if don’t know who we
are ?

one cannot excel on a borrowed or ...
Knowledge age
Our Heritage and Lineage

India has and will continue to give birth to not only to sages, philosophers, poets and artists,...
Our Heritage and Lineage
India has the knowledge, But is India conscious of the knowledge?
Making ourselves and our childr...
How can we do it?

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I would like to suggest few ways to incorporate this into our curriculum and instruction?
Ex...
PYP: 6 transdisciplinary themes

Who we are
An inquiry into the nature of the self;
beliefs and values; personal,
physical...
Theme: Who we are?

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Students need to be aware of the impact their own
culture has had on world of science.
If a non...
Theme:
Where we are in place and time?

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When covering a concept/theory where applicable,
mention the corresponding in...
Theme: How the world works

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PYP Class V B is doing an inquiry on energy
Central idea: Energy may be converted...
IB MYP : Approach

For MYP we use the
area of interaction
“Human Ingenuity” for
student to explore the
Indian science
MYP AoI : Human Ingenuity

Human ingenuity deals with
the way in which human minds
have influenced the world and
considers...
Human Ingenuity :Bhaskaracharya

Bhāskara II (1114–1185), was an Indian mathematician and astronomer. He
was born near Bij...
Human Ingenuity: Critical thinking

human ingenuity goes beyond the act of creation alone, leading students to
examine, ex...
Self Concept & Self limiting belief

Do you know any leader , creative , genius who had poor or borrowed identity?
Leaders...
Global Citizen

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Obsolescence of parental aspiration
Kiran Bedi comment about who fill the human need 20 years f...
Approach
Conceptual Understanding
Development of Skills
The holistic Approach
Focus on Creative Thinking
Focus on Critical...
Thank you

Q&A?
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    Self introduction - Background
  • Why
  • Today I want to talk you about incorporating indian science into our teaching curriculum
  • Today I want to talk you about incorporating indian science into our teaching curriculum
  • • Who we are
    Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and spiritual health;
    • Where we are in place and time
    Inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories;homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind;
    • How we express ourselves
    Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values;
    • How the world works
    Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world and human societies;
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  • Teaching indian science within IB school Curriculum

    1. 1. Indian Science for IB curriculum Rudrasen Sitoleh August 12 , 2013
    2. 2. Agenda • • • What & Why this is important Incorporating it into our curriculum o PYP approach o MYP approach Q&A
    3. 3. Indian Science within the IB framework A small proposal for all you respected teachers & facilitators 1. In concrete form of this book , as a curriculum aid 2. possible approaches to incorporate Indian science specifically : For PYP within the subject areas and themes for MYP within the areas of interaction,
    4. 4. What is an IB education? The IB aspires to help schools develop well-rounded students with character who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.”
    5. 5. “are confident in their own identities” Can I create,discover or invent If I came from place where we always mimic or play catch up ?
    6. 6. “join with others in celebrating our common humanity” How can I lead if I do not know who I am and what i stand for ?
    7. 7. Internationally minded We cannot be internationally minded if don’t know who we are ? one cannot excel on a borrowed or weak identity
    8. 8. Knowledge age
    9. 9. Our Heritage and Lineage India has and will continue to give birth to not only to sages, philosophers, poets and artists, but also scientist, inventors and thought leaders who will shape human thinking and progress. The word “Bharat” means a person/nation immersed in knowledge, in modern terms “Knowledge Society”
    10. 10. Our Heritage and Lineage India has the knowledge, But is India conscious of the knowledge? Making ourselves and our children conscious of this knowledge heritage is required. Out of this awareness will emerge self belief and confidence. We now have unprecedented opportunity in education due to IB education
    11. 11. How can we do it? • • • • • I would like to suggest few ways to incorporate this into our curriculum and instruction? Examples are high level and need to be refined. You guidance and feedback is critical PYP Approach : use themes to introduce Indian science and scientists MYP Approach : use “Human Ingenuity” interaction for student to explore the scientific contribution of India
    12. 12. PYP: 6 transdisciplinary themes Who we are An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; What is it mean to be indian. Where we are in place and time An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
    13. 13. Theme: Who we are? • • • Students need to be aware of the impact their own culture has had on world of science. If a non-indian scientist is attributed with the discovery or invention and if there is indian scientist and thinker who have arrived the same truth or discovery independently. Mention him/her with dates and specific source text reference
    14. 14. Theme: Where we are in place and time? • • When covering a concept/theory where applicable, mention the corresponding indian contribution ( theory/person) this reinforces the idea how India has participated in scientific endeavours. Discuss the historical as well as contemporary Indian personalities for the corresponding discipline
    15. 15. Theme: How the world works • • • • • • PYP Class V B is doing an inquiry on energy Central idea: Energy may be converted from one form to another and stored in various ways. section 12.5 of Pride of India mentions Generation of Electricity in Cell Teachers can discuss the means and methods of how this was done. In this case how chemical energy was converted into electrical energy. Also mention the source Agastya Samhita ( 14th century AD)
    16. 16. IB MYP : Approach For MYP we use the area of interaction “Human Ingenuity” for student to explore the Indian science
    17. 17. MYP AoI : Human Ingenuity Human ingenuity deals with the way in which human minds have influenced the world and considers the consequences of human thought and action. Why and how do we create? What are the consequences? This area of interaction allows students to explore in multiple ways the processes and products of human creativity, and to consider their impact on society and the mind.
    18. 18. Human Ingenuity :Bhaskaracharya Bhāskara II (1114–1185), was an Indian mathematician and astronomer. He was born near Bijapur and lived in Jalgaon. And was the first to use zero in its current form and also gave zero its current symbol as his sign. Mathematics Treatise : Lilavati (लीलावती) : The book covered arithmetical terms, arithmetical and geometrical progressions, geometry, value of pi as 22/7, the largest number is the parardha equal to one hundred thousand billion A Persian translation was commissioned in 1587 by Emperor Akbar The word algebra comes from the Arabic language (‫ الجبر‬al-jabr "restoration") and much of its methods from Arabic/Islamic mathematics. François Viète's work at the close of the 16th century marks the start of the classical discipline of algebra. Bhāskara's work on calculus predates Newton and Leibniz by over half a millennium. 500 years! Wikipedia research and stitching together dates and historical events will reveal how Indian algebra influenced the arabs and subsequently Europe. • • • •
    19. 19. Human Ingenuity: Critical thinking human ingenuity goes beyond the act of creation alone, leading students to examine, experience and reflect on the creative process. If Bhaskara II was astronomer and mathematician Then do we still have astronomer mathematicians? if we are so brilliant are they mathematician who are still living ? Could Indian calculus have influenced european scientific advancement? Does India still produce mathematical geniuses?
    20. 20. Self Concept & Self limiting belief Do you know any leader , creative , genius who had poor or borrowed identity? Leadership is always about self esteem and self identity
    21. 21. Global Citizen • • • • • Obsolescence of parental aspiration Kiran Bedi comment about who fill the human need 20 years from today? we have the human potential and power to generate thought leaders, inventors and creatives. I would add that each child are our beacons. Learning is the skill for the 21st century.
    22. 22. Approach Conceptual Understanding Development of Skills The holistic Approach Focus on Creative Thinking Focus on Critical Thinking
    23. 23. Thank you Q&A?

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