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COESME Upcoming Activities 

Upcoming Activities of the Centre of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education (CoESME)
 

December 2018

1. Vidnyan Jidnyasa Science Exhibition by Students, in collaboration with Agastya Foundation
This science exhibition by selected 80 teams of students from all over Maharashtra will have science exhibits and models made by students of class V-X. The teams will be selected from entries received in reponse to an open call and will get an opportunity to schowcase their models in an open-to-public exhibiton over two days.
Dates: December 14-15, 2018
 
2. DST-INSPIRE Science Internship Camp in colaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India
Conducted under INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired REsearch) scheme, the camp aims to attract and retain students in basic sciences and to promote research and innovation. The camp is for bright young students studying in 11th standard and will expose them to the excitement and methods of science, research and innovation, just prior to the time when they make their career decisions. Students will have an excellent opportunity to interact with the best scientific leaders of the country. The camp would provide thought provoking lectures, open discussions, hands-on lab sessions, and group activities to facilitate self-learning through close interactions, and encourage independent thoughts and inquiry-based questions.
Dates: December 24-28, 2018
 
3. State School Teachers' Science Congress organised in association with the Marathi Vidyan Parishad.
The Congress provides a platform to science and mathematics teachers to share their ideas and new teaching methodology with their peers. It will be a culmination of a call for papers where teachers were asked to write a Research Paper on one of the sub-themes. Selected research papers will be presented in the Congress.
Date: December 262018 (Theme: Innovative Methods for Evaluation of Science Learning in Classroom)
 

January 2019

1. Workshops on Science Administration & Management, and Science Journalism for Women (Level 2), in collaboration with Newton Bhabha Fund, British Council
The workshop series aims 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. Selected 20-25 participants from each Level 1 workshop will be selected to participate in respective Level 2 workshops, where advance training in science administration & management, and science journalism will be provided. The workshops will be conducted by the same team from Coventry University, UK
Sci. Journalism: January 7-8, 2019
Sci. Admin & Mgmt: January 10-11, 2019
 
2. Level 2 Workshop on Research-based Pedagogical Tools (RBPTs) for Undergraduate Science Teachers, in collaboration with British Council and DBT, 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. The Level 2 workshop is a train-the-trainer module for selected participants from Level 1, and will be conducted by a team from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. The focus will be on enhancing participants' knowledge of RBPTs  and on making them capable of training others on this teaching method.
Dates: January 17-19, 2019
 
3. Writers' Workshop for generating Resources on Research-based Pedagogical Tools (RBPTs) for Undergraduate Science Teachers, in collaboration with British Council and DBT, Govt. of India
This is a part of a series workshops 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. The Writers' Workshop will support participants in producing resource material for using RBPTs in the UG science/mathematics classroom. Several RBPTs resources on various topics from physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics UG curricula will be prepared and circulated widely among the teachers' database .
Dates: January 20-23, 2019
 
February 2019
1. Workshop on Evidence-based Science Policy Making, in collaboration with Newton Bhabha Fund, British Council
The workshop series aims to open up new career avenues to those working in science and generate a trained workforce to take on emerging roles in the growing scientific enterprise. An exposure to various areas of science policy with focus on how policy afftects practice of science, and vice versa will be discussed. The workshop will give an overview of the elements that go into science policy making and discuss how to develop policies such that the process of policy making builds momentum for implementation and real change for the better. It will give participants an understanding and many skills and techniquesrequired to write policy documents that are well evidenced and informed from all relevant perspectives, and well worded & communicated.  The workshop will have in-depth discussions and assignments that will give participants a feel for careers in this field. The workshop will be conducted by a team of trainers from Dialogue Matters, UK.  
Dates: February 25 to March 1, 2019
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