Fascinating facts about finance

Suparna Roy
A home can be the best place to start learning about the value of money. Terms like inventory control, expenditure budget, financial plan, may sound complicated or technical, but one can see that all these functions are performed in a microscopic way in every home. This article gets into the nitty-gritty of finance and explains the importance of money.

Cornerstones of life

Reena Kurien
The school curriculum may not give due importance to home science as a subject but the impact of the principles learnt in everyday life is immense. From meal planning and nutrition to budgeting, these life skills empower individuals and bring balance to their understanding of the world they live in and interact with. Here are some practical-oriented assignments that students of a leading school did during the pandemic.

Enabling social change

Sarita Anand and Sunaina Batra
Development Communication and Extension is a sub-field in home science which empowers students to respond positively to development campaigns, interventions dealing with nutrition needs and health and even environment conservation. The authors list out strategies that teachers can use in their everyday classroom teaching.

Situating the subject in the learner’s reality

Urvi Gupta
The identity of this expansive subject of home science being reduced to rudimentary training in the affairs of the household cannot be farther from the truth. Through a series of conversations with current and past students of home science and the impact it has had on their life, this article attempts to dissect the nuances of the curriculum.

The first college of home science

Subha Das Mollick
Lady Irwin College of Home Science for women in New Delhi was the first to introduce home science as part of its undergraduate and post graduate courses and till date continues to be a coveted college for girls wanting to pursue home science. However, not many are aware of the pivotal role played by this college in the formative years of our nation. How did thiscollege come into being and who were the chief patrons? What was the purpose of this course and how did nationalist leaders come together to develop the mission and vision of this unique college?

Busting the myth

Alaukikaraje Gaikwad Khachar
A home science teacher recalls the moment when she first taught home science. There seemed to have been several surprises because teachers in the school that she taught collaborated and each took up different disciplines. This fostered a sense of team spirit and every teacher enjoyed teaching. Read on to know more.

What other teachers say…

Poonam Jain has worked as a home science teacher at Banasthali University and Government College of Chandigarh. She has also worked as a primary teacher and is currently teaching in Venkateshwar School, Dwarka. “As a teacher, I feel good teaching Read More …

Dearth of teachers at school level

Gulrukh Singh
A dearth of qualified and trained teachers especially in smaller cities is a major drawback that schools face. A home science teacher needs to reach out to the hearts of students as the subject is all about human ecology and family sciences. Here a few tips on how the status of the subject can be improved.

Teacher development can bring a turnaround

Monica Mathur
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 collaborative science

Varuna Nagpal
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.