Was discussing the time-table with Madhav today. We have figured out that
each group will get about 18 sessions of 1 and 1/2 hours each for academic
This means that each team (two physics and one chemistry and one biology)
can count on getting about four sessions with each section of teachers.
So Madhav and I felt that it would be better for each team to take up only
two chapters / topics instead of trying to cover everything at a breakneck
So in Chemistry thinking of doing separation and food.
Physics - Bhas (is this mail going to Bhas too? I forget, so to play it
safe, I am sending this to Bhas too) and Anish - have you decided how your
teams are dividing up the chapters?
Choose two is my suggestion, but you can take a call depending on how much
time you think the chapters are going to take. But go by the assumption
that you are
going to get only four sessions with each team and so you need to plan
accordingly. We will keep two sessions for things which will inevitably
spill over, maybe a general question-answer session or something.
As for the two sessions that remain ((6 days times 4 sessions per day = 24
sessions; out of this, Madhav says we can count on not being able to get
any academic work done on the morning half of the first day and the
afternoon half of the second day; so 20 sessions for academic discussions)
- 18 sessions for the Physics, Chemistry, Biology sessions and so two that
remain)) - Anish has mentioned a whole lot of people - Gurinder now, then
Prem Bhai can take some sessions, then there was talk of session on how
children learn, assessment, gender.... So this can be the two extra
So Anish, can we have a final list of resource persons who are not in the
four formal teams? Am trying to think up a time-table.
One more thing came out of our discussion (Madhav and me) - 1 1/2 hour
sessions are not of much use, so we can think of two block session with
maybe a tea-break in-between.
So that is how I am thinking of working on the time-table - suggestions and
objections had better reach me fast.
On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 3:56 PM, Anish Mokashi <anish.dot@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Gurinder said he can come for 2-3 days. Will confirm on 19th.
On 17 December 2017 at 14:37, Anish Mokashi <anish.dot@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Had read a report that Uma had shared on the summer science workshop from
last year. Remembered that Gurinder had taken a session in it on the role
of questions in learning science. So I wrote to him asking if he could come
for the Amravati workshop. He might decline though, since he is finishing