For Teachers

Workshops and Visits

Over the last decade, we have conducted numerous workshops for science teachers teaching at the primary, middle school and secondary level. Interactions with pre-service and in-service teachers has been a regular feature of the D&T group’s activities. Our goals for these workshops involves – developing an understanding of nature of science, understanding the dynamics of gender and other socio cultural issues in education and specifically science education, introducing design and technology projects in current science curriculum, project based learning and environment education. Currently we are offering workshops on following themes: Nature of science, Gender and science, Project based  learning, Design and technology activities for school, Science, technology and society, Action research, Gender issues in education, Environment education etc.

To find out more about upcoming workshops, visit this space often.

Various workshops conducted at HBCSE and outside.

If you are interested in organizing a workshop in your organization, please email us at sugrac[at]hbcse.tifr.res.in

Some of the recent workshops and talks conducted by D&T group are listed below:
  1. Women and science education: Glimpses from Indian classrooms (Invited talk), Pressing for Progress 2019: An IPA National Conference towards Gender Equity in Physics (University of Hyderabad, September 21, 2019)
  2. Nature of science, for 50 science teachers from Kendriya Vidyalaya (HBCSE, September 16, 2019).
  3. Learning unit on observing birds, for Science teachers, Vigyan Pratibha Workshop (HBCSE, August 27, 30, 2019)
  4. Designing activities for “Disaster Management”, for 50 Ashramshala teachers from Penn (HBCSE, August 8, 2019)
  5. Nature of science, for 50 Ashramshala teachers from Penn (HBCSE, August 6, 2019)
  6. Nature of science, for 50 school science teachers, Pillai’s College of Engineering (Panvel, July 26, 2019)
  7. Science education and the quest for addressing diversity, for 25 participants of BESTM teacher workshop (HBCSE, June 11, 2019)
  8. Design and technology activities, for 25 participants of BESTM teacher workshop (HBCSE, June 12, 2019)
  9. An interactive session on ‘Introduction to Ideation Methods’ for 30 participants of Five-day Educational Design Workshop organized by CLIX, TISS (HBCSE, May 29, 2019)
  10. Bringing in divergent thinking exercises into your classrooms, for 25 resource persons, Five-day Capacity Building Workshop for Resource Persons of In-service Teacher Development (HBCSE, March 27, 2019)
  11. Bringing in design and technology activities in your classroom, session conducted in a workshop titled “Understanding Pedagogical Knowledge and Approach”, organised by HBCSE in collaboration with Chembur Sarvankash Shikshanshastra Mahavidyalaya (HBCSE, March 20, 2019)
  12. Nature of science, session conducted in a workshop titled “Understanding Pedagogical Knowledge and Approach”, organised by HBCSE in collaboration with Chembur Sarvankash Shikshanshastra Mahavidyalaya (HBCSE, March 20, 2019)
  13. Building bridges, as part of Vigyan Pratibha with 15 teachers, Vigyan Pratibha Workshop (HBCSE, January 10-11, 2019)
  14. Estimating food costs, as part of Vigyan Pratibha with 15 teachers, Vigyan Pratibha Workshop (HBCSE, January 9-10, 2019)
  15. Project Based Learning session, with 45  teachers of KV and AECS, ZIET (KV Bhandup, December 25, 2018)
  16. Session on ‘Using Design and Technology in STEAM Education’, with 45  teachers of KV and AECS, ZIET (KV Bhandup, December 24, 2018)
  17. Science Education and the quest for addressing diversity (Keynote address), National Conference on Science Education (RIE, Bhubaneshwar, November 30, 2018)
  18. Session on ‘Using Design and Technology in STEAM Education’, with 20 BMC teachers (HBCSE, November 28, 2018)
  19. Design and technology workshop, with 20 mentors, SIAC Mentor Workshop (HBCSE, October 26, 2018)
  20. Role of education in women’s empowerment, National Conference on ‘Paradigm Shift in Women Empowerment’, Mumbai B.Ed. College for Women (Mumbai, March 10, 2018)
  21. Nature of Science, for 25 science subject specialists, Haryana SCERT (HBCSE, February 9, 2018).
  22. Learning unit on Adolescence and gender, Vigyan Pratibha Teachers’ Workshop (HBCSE, January 16, 2018)
  23. Learning unit on observing birds, Vigyan Pratibha Teachers’ Workshop (HBCSE, January 16, 2018)
  24. Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) in Biology Education,  Vigyan Pratibha Teachers’ Workshop, September 21, 2017.
  25. Nature of science, Vigyan Pratibha Teachers’ Workshop, September 21- 22, 2017.
  26. Module on “Understanding adolescence and gender”,  Vigyan Pratibha Teachers’ Workshop, September 21-22, 2017.
  27. Module on 3D (Discover, Describe, Draw) Birds, Vigyan Pratibha Teachers’ Workshop, September 21-22, 2017.
  28. Assessment and Evaluation, BASE Workshop, HBCSE, September 16, 2017
  29. Design and technology workshop on ‘Structures’, for 4 resource persons from Garhi Cluster Resource Centre, M. P, HBCSE, July 12, 2017
  30. Science and media, follow up workshop for 30 teachers, Teacher workshop on “Designing learning strategies” in collaboration with KV-ZIET, February 7, 2017
  31. Follow up session on different pedagogical strategies, for 30 teachers, Teacher workshop on “Designing learning strategies” in collaboration with KV-ZIET, February 7, 2017
  32. Integrated projects for teaching science, for 30 teachers, Teacher workshop on “Designing learning strategies” in collaboration with KV-ZIET, February 8, 2017
  33. Action research in teaching science, for 30 teachers, Teacher workshop on “Designing learning strategies” in collaboration with KV-ZIET, February 8, 2017
  34. Nature of science, for 30 DIET officers, Workshop on Design Training Programme for Lecturers of DIET, Gujarat, February 14, 2017
  35. Different pedagogical strategies, for 30 DIET officers, Workshop on Design Training Programme for Lecturers of DIET, Gujarat, February 15, 2017
  36. Diversity in Indian classrooms, K. J. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education Training and Research, Mumbai, March 10, 2017
  37. Gender, science and technology (Keynote address), D. Y. Patil College, Nerul, March 24, 2017
  38. Curricular approaches to technology education, Pillai’s College, Panvel, April 9, 2017
  39. Project Based Learning (PBL) in the teaching and learning of humanities, Orientation Course for the Course Directors, Associate Course Directors and Resource Persons, KV-ZIET, Mumbai, April 21, 2017
  40. Project Based Learning (PBL) in the teaching and learning of science, Orientation Course for the Course Directors, Associate Course Directors and Resource Persons, KV-ZIET, Mumbai, April 26, 2017
  41. Design and technology activities, Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Government of Maharashtra- Science and Innovation Activity Centres Mentor Workshop, May 4, 2017