Poster

How Astronomy Olympiads and the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics can help with Astronomy Education

Poster
Astronomy education around the world
2nd Shaw-IAU Workshop
Thursday Oct. 8, 2020
UTC: 1:40 p.m.-3 p.m.
, UTC: 8:20 p.m.-9:40 p.m.

About my experiences with the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (a competition for senior high-school students) in which I have been involved since it started in 2007.

We have currently about 45 countries participating with varying levels of astronomy education and preparation. I can talk about how the olympiad has motivated students and teachers in various countries, how organising the olympiad has impacted professional-amateur-teacher collaboration and what kind of support and materials the olympiad has resulted in which can be useful for teaching.