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DIET Survey Visit and Preliminary Workshop - Bihar

Field Visits

During Feb 2012, a team of HBCSE members visited 7 DIETs --- Ara, Barh, Gaya, Nalanda, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Vaishali --- to assess the ground situation.  The team comprised of : four senior faculty members, three scientific officers and post­doctoral fellows, three research scholars, one project staff.

A team of two to three members visited each DIET, collected information on the basis of a questionnaire   and   prior   discussions   about   the   needs   and   requirements,   as   well   as   the facilities available. The team members interacted with the principals, faculty and student teachers in the DIETs and wrote detailed discussion reports.

Introductory workshop

The DIET visit was followed by two-day workshop. In Bihar the  workshop was organized in SCERT, Patna from 28-­29 February, 2012. The workshop included
components such as analysing classroom teaching, students' thinking, activity based learning in science, connecting science learning with the local environment, learning from problems and hands­on mathematics activities.


A map showing DIETs visited in Bihar. (Source: