The 3rd Shaw-IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education: What everybody should know about Astronomy Education
Published: 2nd June 2021 12:00 (UTC)
The 3rd Shaw–IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education will take place on 12–15 October 2021. Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop will be fully virtual.
This year’s topic is What everybody should know about Astronomy Education. What are the things that, in an ideal world, all of us who are active in astronomy education should know — about teaching methods, about ways to make our events and resources equitable, about evaluation techniques, about astronomy education research?
This year’s Shaw-IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education is all about opportunities for *everybody who is active in astronomy education, whether as a practitioner or an education researcher, to go back to the basics. What are the things that, in an ideal world, all of us should know? Which misconceptions, new developments, effective teaching methods, evaluation techniques, and which aspects of astronomy education research should all of us be aware of?
Regular talks will be (pre-) recorded, so at the same time, we are creating a library of introductory video of interest to students or others who want to get involved in astronomy education. We also hope for the talks to go some way towards helping us kick-start the OAE Reviews – compact review articles meant to help practitioners to get up to date with key topics of astronomy education. The workshop as a whole is part of an effort to support professionalization within the astronomy and astronomy education communities.
For more information please check the workshop's webpage.
The Shaw-IAU Workshops are graciously supported with funding from the Shaw Prize Foundation.