Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, jointly with IISER Pune and the British Council, has organised a three-day pedagogy workshop for undergraduate science teachers from January 23-25, 2017.
The workshop will be conducted by a team of trainers from the Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Indian experts from the area of education and policy. There are no charges to the participants selected for this workshop. Travelling Allowance will be given to selected participants.
The workshop is meant for teachers of all science disciplines such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, life sciences and earth science. It will introduce participants to research-based pedagogical tools that focus on the process of science rather than facts. It will be a hands-on workshop with participants preparing their own teaching tools in groups and reviewing those of others. The teachers will also get an opportunity to share their own teaching innovations with their peers and experts in the field.
Teachers teaching in government or government-aided college with either a masters degree with 10 years of teaching experience or a PhD degree with 5 years of teaching experience are eligible to apply. Interested teachers are requested to send in their applications, including a short ‘Statement of Purpose’ about why they would like to participate in this workshop and whether/how they would like to be involved in spreading this pedagogical innovation among their peers later. The college is expected to support the participants in this activity. The organisers will select 150 teachers from the nominations/applications received. Individual applications will have to be endorsed by head of the institution with respect to experience.
This is a great opportunity for professional development for all teachers and the chance to interact with their counterparts from various colleges and education experts from India and learn from each other’s experience. We urge you to utilise this opportunity. From the tools developed during the workshop, scalable tools that could be deployed by other teachers will be identified and added to a national database. Some selected participants from the workshop will also get the opportunity to participate in a Level 2 workshop later, that will focus on making them trainers for conducting similar trainings at local level.
Please send nominations and all your emails in this regard to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before January 16, 2017. We will intimate selected participants by email after the last date.
Information for Selected Participants