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COESME Past Activities 

Events and Activities of the Centre of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education (COESME)
(October 2015 onwards)

Events for Undergraduate Teachers

Events for School Teachers

Events for School Students

Events for Undergraduate Students

Events for Educators and Scientists

 

Events for Undergraduate Teachers

1. Pilot Workshop for Undergraduate Science Teachers to develop Research Based Pedagogical Tools, Organized jointly with the DBT and Newton Bhabha Fund of the British Council
March 10-12, 2016
Conducted by team of experts from Sheffield Hallam University, UK

2. Pilot Regional Workshop for Undergraduate Science Teachers to develop Research Based Pedagogical Tools, Patiala
September 29 - October 1, 2016
Organised at Punjabi University, Patiala through the COESME and conducted by teachers trained during the RBPT workshop held in March 2016 at IISER Pune.
 
3. Series of Pedagogy Workshops for Undergraduate Science Teachers, in collaboration with Newton Bhabha Fund, British Council and DBT/DST, Govt. of India
This series of workshops is designed to introduce teachers of UG/PG science courses to Research-based Pedagogical Tools (RBPTs), that focus on process of science rather than information, and help students develop analytical and critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. During the 3-day workshops, participants prepare RBPTs in their own subject, which are reviewed by their peers and the experts. The workshops also give teachers a platform to network with peers and to get information on funding opportunities.
Over three years, COESME plans to take this pedagogical tool to all parts of the country through workshops carried out at 3levels:
  • Level 1 workshops: National workshops for about 150 participants at  a time, conducted by a team from University of Sheffield, UK along with experts from India.
  • Level 2 workshops: Train-the-trainer modules for selected participants from Level 1, conducted by the team from University of Sheffield.  The focus is on enhancing participants' knowledge and on making them capable of training others.
  • Regional RBPT Workshops: Workshops for smaller, regional groups of 50 teachers of all science disciplines, all over India, conducted by teachers trained at Level 2, with special emphasis on regions where innovations in teaching have not yet reached.
Locations and dates of workshops conducted so far as part of this series, are as follows:
Level 1:
  1. IISER Mohali, Punjab; January 23-25, 2017
  2. University of Tezpur, Assam; January 28-30, 2017
  3. IISER Pune, Maharashtra; February 26 - March 1, 2017
Level 2:
  1. IISER Pune, March 1-4, 2017

Regional Workshops:

  1. Global College of Engg. & Tech, Ropar, Punjab; June 1-3, 2017
  2. Kashmir University, Srinagar, Kashmir; July 3-5, 2017
  3. Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh; July 19-21, 2017
  4. North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya; July 27-29, 2017
  5. Lakhimpur Girls' College, Lakhimpur, Assam; August 3-5, 2017
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh; August 7-9, 2017
  7. SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu; September 7-9, 2017
     
Events for School Teachers
1. Inquiry and Integration in Education (IIE) 2015  
December 12-20, 2015
Conducted by Prof KP Mohanan, IISER Pune
 
2. National Teacher’s Science Congress
December 17-19, 2015
Organized in coordination with the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), DST and Marathi Vidnyan Parishad for about 250 school teachers from across the country
 
3. Workshop on School Science Education
March 5-6, 2016
Organized by Dr Bbhas Bapat, Dr Aditi Deo and Dr Nishad Matange, IISER Pune
 
4.  Internships for Science Teachers Summer 2016
Summer 2016
Internships with various faculty members at IISER Pune for selected participants of the National Teachers’ Science Congress
 
5. Video Production Workshop for School Teachers
May 30-31, 2016
Organised by the Science Media Centre at IISER Pune for teachers interns (see #4 above) and other school science teachers to give them an orientation on how to prepare, plan and execute videos and introduce them to the tools and techniques of video production.
 
6. Pedagogy Workshops for Maharashtra State High School Science Teachers, organised under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, Maharashtra State through the State Institute of Science Education (SISE), Nagpur. The participants were introduced to Enquiry Based Pedagogical Tools (EBPTs). About 360 people (250 school teachers from various districts of Maharashtra and 2 representatives from DIET of each district) were trained over four batches of 4-day workshops each.
Dates: Batch I: October 4-7, 2016; Batch II: October 18-21, 2016; Batch III: November 2-5, 2016; Batch IV: November 20-23, 2016
 
7. State School Teachers' Science Congress organised in association with the Marathi Vidyan Parishad.
The Congress provided a platform to science and mathematics teachers to share their ideas and new teaching methodology with their peers. 
Date: November 20, 2016
 
8. Pre-workshop for Maharashtra State Teachers' Science Congress, in association with Marathi Vidnyan Parishad
This one-day workshop oriented school teachers on how to write research papers in education and pedagogy and encouraged them to participate in the state-level teachers' science congress where they can present their research.
Date: May 2, 2017
 

Events for School Students

1. Workshop on enquiry based learning for School Children
December 12 – 20, 2015
Conducted by Prof KP Mohanan, IISER Pune
 
2. Mentorship Camp for Winners of the Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS)
January 17-22, 2016
 
3. Workshop on Learning Science through Innovation for school teachers and students of IX, organised in collaboration with Vigyan Asram, Pabal.
The aim is to motivate students to think like innovators and come up with solutions to the problems in their surrounding world.
Dates: July 4-8, 2016
 
4. INSPIRE Science Camp through the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India for students studying in 11th standard.
The camps are designed to attract and retain a large number of students in basic sciences and to promote research and innovation, by exposing students to the excitement and methods of science, research and innovation, just prior to the time when they make their career decisions.
Dates: July 18-22, 2016
 
5. Little Scientists Conference organised in association with Moving Academy of Medicine and Biomedicine, and INSA
The conference provides a platform to school children to present their research project carried out with support from the Moving Academy during the previous summer vacation. The idea is to motivate young students to engage in research and introduce them to research methods and the process of peer review.
Dates: July 28-29, 2016
 
6. Ishan Vikas Camp funded by the MHRD.
This 10-day camp is designed to provide students of IX to XI standard from the northeastern states of India the exposure to a scientific ambience. The camp will have lectures, demonstrations, hands-on practicals in various disciplines with an aim to generate enthusiasm and excitement for science among the students.
Dates: December 12-19, 2016
 
7. The Salters' Chemistry Camp  in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry.
This 3-day residential camp for class IX students from rural/ government schools is supported by a donation from Dr Yusuf Hamied. It gives students hands-on experience of practical Chemistry in IISER Pune labs, along with interaction with scientists, exciting demonstrations, and the chance to meet like-minded students. It is meant to inspire and excite students about science, particularly, chemistry.
Dates: December 14-16, 2016
 
8. IRIS National Science Fair in collaboration with IRIS and IUSSTF.
This is a national-level science fair where students from class IX-XI will present innovative science projects. They will be judged by a jury comprised of top scientists and researchers. The winning teams from the fair will participate in the Intel International Science Fair in the USA as official entries from India.
Dates: December 21-23, 2016
 

Events for Undergraduate Students

1. Student Visit from Kashmir University
February 11-16, 2016
 
2. Camp for Students from GS Gawande College, Yavatmal
June 22-24, 2016
Orientation camp for S.Y. BSc students from rural Maharashtra to give them exposure to current research areas and high-quality facilities and motivate them to continue their education and pursue science and research.
 

Events for Educators and Scientists

1. Designing school curricula for education
April 4, 2016
 
2. Training Programme on Science Policy
March 31-April 2, 2016
Organized jointly with the British Council
Conducted by team of experts from University College London, UK
 
3.  Brainstorming Meeting on Environmental Education
This one-day seminar brought together experts from various fields such as earth and climate science, life science, citizen science movements, etc. The objective was to design a curriculum on climate change and environmental issues, such that learners understand the earth system as an single entity and impact of various factors on it.
Date: November 11, 2016
 
4. Workshops on Science Administration & Management, and Science Journalism for Women (Level 1 & 2), in collaboration with Newton Bhabha Fund, British Council
These workshops were conducted by teams from Coventry University, UK. The Level 1 workshops were preceded by a one-day orientation by Indian experts. It aimed to open up new career avenues to retain trained women in science and generate a trained workforce to take on emerging roles in the growing scientific enterprise. Up to 50 selected participants were involved in each of the two Level 1 workshops which included in-depth discussions and assignments that will gave participants a feel for careers in science administration & management, and science journalism respectively.
Selected 20-25 participants from each Level 1 workshop were selected to participate in respective Level 2 workshops. These 2-day workshops were an advance training in science administration & management, and science journalism and were conducted by the same team from Coventry University, UK
Dates:
Level 1: Sci. Admin & Mgmt:  February 15-17, 2017; Sci. Journalism: March 5-7, 2017
Level 2: Sci. Admin & Mgmt:  March 16-17, 2017; Sci. Journalism: March 24-25, 2017
 
5. Fame Lab Master Class and Finals in collaboration with NCSTC and British Council.
International science communication competition where participants talk about their favourite area of science to a non-specialist audience within 3 minutes, without any digital aids. The participants from the regional rounds participated in the 'Master Class', a 3-day training programme and the national grand finale, both of which were hosted at IISER Pune.
Dates: February 20-22, 2017
 
 

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