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.
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.
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.
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics(IUCAA)
Meet Our Team
I am a faculty at HBCSE with interests in astronomy talent nurture programs, history of astronomy in India. Deputy Manager for the OAE Center India.
I am an Astrophysicist at IUCAA with research interests in cosmology, galaxy formation, large scale structure and the outskirts of the solar system. Faculty in-charge for the OAE Center India.
I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in Astronomy education at HBCSE-TIFR,Mumbai
I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in Astronomy education,IUCAA-Pune
I am working as a Project Engineer - Office of Astronomy for Education,IUCAA
Previous team members
I was working as a Project Engineer - Office of Astronomy for Education,IUCAA.
I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Astronomy education, HBCSE TIFR