Why has home science as a subject lost its sheen? How are the teachers training themselves to deliver better in the classroom? Has the CBSE taken steps to have some professional development courses for the teachers? This articles attempts to answer some of these questions.
A teacher explains why she chose the school space as the most fertile ground to learn, unlearn, and explore one’s thoughts, especially with young, creative and curious minds. Home science, she says, provides teachers opportunities to collaborate and create space for merging several disciplines.
Neha Pradhan Arora
This article analyses why certain skills are needed in today’s world. Some of the questions listed in the article include: What do self and home management mean today? What skills are critical and hence need to be learnt by young people? What should these skills be called and taught as?
Chintan Girish Modi
This article explores how children’s lives are shaped by their experiences of home. It is based on children’s books that feature protagonists in homes that are different from each other, each with its own set of joys and challenges.
The importance of a balanced diet cannot be emphasized enough. A healthy lifestyle can be attained by maintaining a balanced diet. But what exactly is a balanced diet? And how can we ensure that the food that we eat has the right amount of nutrients and calories? What is the role of exercise in all this? This article gives some in- depth answers to all these questions.
Is there any organized method to cook or perhaps even a right way? Which is better—boiling or steaming? What happens when you boil? Does it take away all the nutrients? How can one retain the nutrients while steaming? An educator traces her journey and hopes her experience will help others to follow a healthy path.
Does a degree in home science make a difference to a woman’s ability to handle her home and community affairs? The answer is a big Yes. This may sound patriarchal, but the reality is that home science has been a well- received qualification for decades. This article lists out some colleges where the courses are immensely popular.
How can home science teachers make their classes more interesting? Can students be given hands-on projects that will expand their knowledgebase? The author suggests a few examples in this article.
Nita Luthria Row
Did you know that hospitality and guest management is a key driver in the home science course? That it gives a student who wishes to enter the hospitality industry a leg up in a career? Every profession requires commitment, perseverance and motivation and the hospitality industry teaches one to value good relationships. A teacher writes about her experience.
Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
The home is a place where you can do anything you like and you can bewhat you are like. It is like discovering yourself and exploring and enjoying yourself. Read up this conversation between a fly and a mosquito inspired by a poem.