Astrobilgi Astronomy Teacher Training Workshops In Turkey

Astronomy education around the world
2nd Shaw-IAU Workshop
Thursday Oct. 8, 2020
UTC: 2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

AstroBilgi workshop series focus on knowledge transfer and applying these skills towards development problems.
The knowledge and experience that teachers will gain in astronomy subjects can be transferred more easily to the
students when they are overlaid with an updated astronomical program content. AstroBilgi Committee has started
astronomy teacher training workshops in 2006 and accomplished 55 workshops in various cities through out the
whole country since then. In every organisation min. 50 teachers were trained. These workshops are performed in
coordination with Turkish Astronomical Society (TAD).

AstroBilgi Teacher Training Workshops is a multi-stakeholder model maintains sustainability over the years. The
local organisers are usually the provincial directorate for national education of the city the workshop, state
schools, private schools or science-arts centres which is an official unit established by the Ministry of National
Education for informal education. The local municipalities also provide financial support in some occasions.

About Aysegul Yelkenci

She studied undergraduate education at Istanbul University Astronomy and Space Sciences Department. During her PhD, she made observational studies on the properties of metallic Am stars as a visiting researcher at The Citadel University in Charleston, SC.

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