Welcome to CUBE: Collaborative Undergraduate Biology Education
"Education should not be something we (teachers) do to our students, it should be something we do in collaboration with our Students." Brewer C.A. & Smith D. (2011)Science as Culture: An alternative paradigm of science education to expand the participatory base of science in the country. CUBE engages students from KG to PG with activities, experiments, field work, meetings, presentations, online discussions etc. to inculcate science as a culture, an ongoing close-to-life practice.
This is an inclusive program open to all irrespective of your background, experience, graduation or grades. It is best captured by one of our slogans:
"Weak, Meek and Geek all are Welcome!"
We believe in Obaid Siddiqi's inspiring thoughts: "Sophistication is required in the mind, not in the laboratories".
CUBE is an initiative of the Gnowledge Lab of HBCSE (Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education), a national centre of TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research).
Several CUBE nodes are getting formed across India. CUBE network is expanding organically by creating a network of functional laboratories of schools and colleges. It is estimated that there are more than 25,000 undergraduate college teaching science and about 1.3 million schools in the country. The picture above is where we are now. And we do intend to demonstrate that CUBE model has the potential to impact the entire country. It does not cost the participating organizations any resource except their time.
Participating students and teachers share what they do, seek feedback and help in the CUBE Mailing list (link given below).
"Make, share, seek feedback and collaborate" is the core design principle of CUBE.
Read more about CUBE from the links and join us sooner than later!