Joyful Science and Technology Learning Through Folk Toys and Games

5 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2021

Date Written: February 4, 2021

Abstract

Playing toys and games have an active role in the field of education, specially, in case of joyful science and technology learning. Methodologies of learning have emphasized on past knowledge and previous experiences. Progressive use of, either folk or sophisticated hi-tech, toys and games of increasing difficulty, has a great didactic use as well as scientific and technological values. And these are very useful for changing children ‘non-scientific’ ideas to start from the ideas they already have. Construction of toys and designing of games have an great importance for developing knowledge, understanding and skills of science and technology education. Previous familiar mental images help to clarify difficult concepts. Toys and games can be used and make as demonstrative tools for developing mental images, which work as the facilitator and physical demonstrator. In developing countries, like ours, use of toys and games would be helpful in illustrating complex concepts of science and technology lessons more simple and tangible; and help the children more accessible.

Keywords: Science teaching, Science toys and games, Teaching methodologies

Suggested Citation

Das, Asit Kumar, Joyful Science and Technology Learning Through Folk Toys and Games (February 4, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3779128 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3779128

Asit Kumar Das (Contact Author)

University of Kalyani ( email )

Block C, University Of Kalyani
Kalyani
West Bengal, 741235
India

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