• The Office of Astronomy Education (OAE) Center-India is hosted by the

    Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics-IUCAA,Pune(India)

    in association with the

    Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education(HBCSE)of the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research(TIFR),Mumbai(India).
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  • One of the tasks that OAE Center - India will take up is model curriculum development, that is relevant and sensitive to specific regions,cultures & languages of India to promote astronomy and support astronomy education world wide.
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  • OAE Center-India will also focus on the creation of assessment tools for school students and teachers.
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  • The main objective of OAE Center - India will be to design astronomy assessment tools for teachers and students and to develop teaching methods.
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About Us

The OAE Center India is hosted by the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics(IUCAA),Pune(India) in association with the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education(HBCSE) of the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research(TIFR),Mumbai (India).

The OAE Center India will focus on:

  • Assessment and development of Astronomy teaching methods.

  • Creation of assessment tools for middle and high-school students and teachers.

  • Development of teacher training material.

  • Development of a model curriculum for astronomy with relevance to specific regions and cultures in India and countries in the Afro-Asian region with similar learning environments.

The center will also pay special attention to language inclusivity in their tasks.

OAE Center - India Objectives

Student-Teacher Assessment Tools

The repertoire of resources which may be developed towards this goal may include concept maps, teacher competency surveys, concept inventories, and methods of creative forms of assessment.

Resource Materials

The OAE Center India may contribute to development of online as well as offline resources for school level astronomy education. It will explore possibilities to provide support for such resources in multiple languages including major Indian languages.

Regional Capacity Building

The OAE Center India will organize teacher training programmes and work on a model common astronomy curriculum rooted in local context. As a result of this exercise a learning standards document for astronomy education may evolve.

Global Partner

The OAE Center India will offer to be a partner in various IAU OAE projects and events around the world and will host some of those events in India.

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