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.



Address By Mr. Rex. E.O. Akpofure Director, Education Division, Commonwealth Secretariat

Mr. Vice-Chancellor, your Excellency, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is my privilege today, in responding to the Opening Address, to bring you on behalf of the Commonwealth Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Shridath Ramphal greetings and good wishes from the Commonwealth Secretariat. This workshop and our presence here so far from London are a concrete expression of the practical concern of our Commonwealth for the development of our member states - spread, as we are, right across the globe. It represents our belief in the value of interaction and mutual co-operation by countries which include the wealthiest and the poorest, the highest and the lowest populations ranging from 600 million to only a few thousand and from the most developed and advanced to the merely developing.


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