Collins India Launches 'Knowledge Whizz', a Series of General Knowledge Books
Co-authors of the book, Kunal Savarkar and Seema Chari conduct the inter-school 'Knowledge Whizz Quiz' and 'Teacher Training Workshop' respectively
New Delhi, India, November 2, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Collins India, publisher of some of the world’s most prestigious and well-known reference and school books, launched ‘Knowledge Whizz’, a series of comprehensive general knowledge books for students from Class I to Class VIII, today at Queen Mary’s School, Rohini, New Delhi.
Co-authored by Kunal Savarkar, one of India’s premier quiz masters, and Seema Chari, a versatile knowledge trainer and theatre personality, Knowledge Whizz series rewards inquisitiveness, helps students imbibe knowledge and build intelligence quotient through uniquely designed tasks.
To enliven the launch and to showcase the effectiveness of the series in knowledge gathering process, Kunal and Seema conducted the inter-school ‘Knowledge Whizz Quiz’ and a ‘Teacher Training Workshop’ respectively. The inter-school quiz was open to students from classes VI to VIII and saw an enthusiastic participation from students from over 45 Delhi based schools. The topics ranged from common knowledge to current affairs, every day technology to the environment along with entertainment and sports. The Teacher Training Workshop on ‘Importance of Being a Knowledge Whizz’, familiarized the teachers with the contents of the book and effective ways of using multiple tools and quizzes that will help students absorb and retain knowledge effectively.
Speaking on the occasion, co-authors of Knowledge Whizz - Kunal Savarkar and Seema Chari said, “It is always encouraging to see the level of enthusiasm shown by young students in learning something new. The Knowledge Whizz series of books have been created to engage with young readers, making the process of knowledge acquisition fun. The books, graded carefully from classes I to VIII, feature a myriad topics, themes and tasks. Knowledge Whizz is also supplemented by a comprehensive online resource which is updated weekly to ensure that users stay up-to-the-minute on all the latest happenings.”
They further added, “Knowledge Whizz is a product for everyone, because knowledge is not the preserve of a select few. We strongly believe that learning from observation and inference makes you smarter, more confident and gives you that crucial edge in life and at work. We would also like to thank Collins India for having given us the opportunity to publish our work and share the spirit and joy of discovery with these young and inquisitive minds."
Commenting on the launch, Krishna Naroor, Managing Director, Collins India said, “I am truly pleased to launch the unique Knowledge Whizz series which is testimony of Collins India’s continuous commitment to working with schools for improved outcomes. There is a vast pool of knowledge still untapped that can prod young learners to not only learn something new but also encourage them to explore new vistas. The Knowledge Whizz is an interactive, illustrative, and learner-friendly general knowledge series that aims to train students to acquire and retain knowledge consciously. This series adds to Collins India’s growing portfolio, in sync with Collins’ robust international publishing heritage spanning over nearly two hundred years.”
Ms. Nalini Andrew, Principal, Queen Mary’s School, Rohini, New Delhi added, “We are extremely happy to associate with Collins India and host the launch of Collins general knowledge series – Knowledge Whizz at our school. The launch was followed by a G.K. Quiz with an interactive session for students. A teacher’s training workshop on the topic “Importance of being a Knowledge Whizz” was also conducted. The day was a productive one for both the students and the teachers. We look forward to be a part of many such events of Collins in near future.”
Knowledge Whizz is a series of general knowledge books that train students to go beyond the text and nourish their inquisitive minds. In this digital age, knowledge is available everywhere, not just in books. How to source, assimilate and recall knowledge is a skill that can be learned. This unique series rewards inquisitiveness and helps learners to not just know a variety of subjects or understand phenomena but imbibe values, environmental temper and build intelligence quotient through uniquely designed tasks. This general knowledge series provides the unique online Current Affairs updates and additional quiz facility for students and teachers.
[KEY FEATURES OF KNOWLEDGE WHIZZ]
1. Varied tasks covering a wide range of topics with special focus on India
2. Multiple Intelligence tasks encourage different learners in their own way
3. HOTS develops critical thinking to evaluate and assimilate information
4. Values focuses on inculcating values and the right attitude
5. Life Skills helps learners to tackle real–life situations
6. Green Earth helps promote conservation of environment amongst learners
7. Olympics Special seeks to make learners aware of and interested in the Olympic Games
8. Cool Facts, Cool Activity , Cool Quiz and Quiz Yourself make learning Interactive
9. Attractively designed and illustrated with learner-friendly layout
10. Current affairs updates and quizzes are available online at www.collins.in/knowledgewhizz
About Collins India:
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