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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

On an Academic Pilgrimage


Museums are often the best library for mustering knowledge, information and wisdom. No book can educate as much as museum enrich, deepen and saturate our heart and soul. More than a place that houses a bravura collection of rare and endangered artifacts that are of historical, scientific, cultural and artistic interest and significance, it manifests itself as a missing link of the dead past to the living present and even stretches to an extent of an unborn future.
The National Science Museum (NSM) of Thailand is nothing dissimilar.
3 large cubes design of science museum
Got a chance to hold my great great great parents head
The skeleton of a dinasuar
"Survival was hard", they said.
Developed in 1992 to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the NSM located at Techpolis in Pathumthani Province was a mirror of scientific fascination (at least to me). Ranging from an exterior breathtaking and spectacular architecture to the interior scientific artifacts, it made me see the past, feel the present and think the future.
As a science teacher, planning for a pilgrimage to such learning institutions should be more than a necessity. Because our students idolize teacher as an immediate Google, having a rich experience of knowledge through such lasting impressions would be an additional advantage. So, I personally like to thank Dr. Namkang Sriwattanarothai, our program director for making this visit a reality and possible.
As shared to her on our casual conversation, I am on a mission to replicate few of those simulated models and adopt interesting scientific experiments. Should things come the way I have planned, my school will witness a little science museum or a virtual laboratory that can simulate abstract scientific concepts into simpler way, the much sought-after teaching strategy in this 21st century teaching-learning process. 

“Real museums are places where time is transformed into space”- Orhan Pamuk

6 comments:

  1. Damcho Sir I presume that you are having wonderful time in Thailand. Enjoy to the fullest la.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the information with us... thanks and i had really missed so much of blog articles ...so, keep on posting la

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  3. Thank you for another brilliant and interesting post, Dumcho...it sounds like you are having a really great time there! :)

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  4. That's so awesome of you Dumcho Sir to have your Academic Pilgrimage. Your last photo made me giggle and brought huge smile in me. Thanks for that. Presuming that all is going well with sound in health. Regards from me. Do great. Take care. :)

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  5. I'm one of those who enjoy the museum. I can stay there for hours just gawking at history and arts. Thanks for sharing this. Learning is fun! :)

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