Australian expertise supports India’s science educationMon 22nd August 2016
The Australia India Education Council’s (AIEC) Eminent Researcher Lecture Program brought Australia’s leading expert in high school science teaching to India, from 4 to 31 August 2016.
Dr Ken Silburn, Head Science Teacher, Casula High School and iSTEM (Invigorating Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Coordinator in Australia, will visit public and private schools in Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Mumbai to deliver science education workshops to Indian school students and teachers.
While he was in Delhi, he conducted science workshops for the teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghthan, Delhi Government and National Progressive Schools’ Conference Group. His training was also recorded at National Institute of Open Schooling for the larger audiences. Please find the photos of his Delhi workshops here.
Dr Silburn is a recipient of the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools for his leadership in science teaching. He has transformed the way his students engage with science, through a focus on interactive hands-on activities that has gained him significant praise across the Australian teaching community.
Dr Silburn was instrumental in the development of the iSTEM program, which brings students out of their schools to a place where they can talk to their peers and to professionals about science.
The visit will enable the exchange of science pedagogy between Dr Silburn and Indian teachers. They will also explore new and substantive academic collaboration in the schools sector.
The AIEC is a bi-national body co-chaired by the Australian and Indian Education Ministers, for driving the Australia India education, training and research agenda.
The AIEC is a bi-national body co-chaired by the Australian and Indian Education Ministers for driving the Australia India education, training and research agenda.
The short interview of Dr Ken Silburn can be found below:
Dr Ken Silburn - School teaching and learning