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Low-cost Science Teaching Equipment, 3

Report of a Commonwealth Regional Seminar–Workshop, Lae, Papua New Guinea, 19–30 March 1979

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Education materials developed during the past two decades have tended to stress student participation and learning by doing. Consequently they require an adequate supply of equipment for effective implementation. Yet, to date, very little progress seems to have been made in school science teaching. One of the major reasons is the non-availability, inadequacy or non-utilisation of equipment.



This is a report of a seminar – the third and final part of a series of such meetings on the teaching of science – concerned with the means of making the knowledge of science available to as many school pupils as possible through the local production of science teaching equipment, keeping the cost as low as possible.

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Address By H.E. Mr. Donald Middleton British High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea

This paper gives an overview of the educational programme of the Education Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat, and indicates areas in which co-operation can be further promoted, especially in science education in member countries of the South Pacific region. These areas can be described as: the collection and dissemination of information; the organization of conferences/seminars; the organization and support of training courses; the promotion and support of professional Commonwealth associations; and collaboration with other inter-regional or international organizations. Apart from the regular Secretariat budget, most of these activities are financed through the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation (CFTC).

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