Bridging The Gap Between Different Learning Cultures

Astronomy education around the world
2nd Shaw-IAU Workshop
Thursday Oct. 8, 2020
UTC: 1:50 p.m.-2 p.m.

Having experienced education in multiple countries, I've come to appreciate how each culture has a different approach to education. More importantly, I've come to realised that there is no "one solution fits all" approach that would work on everyone and that education is highly context dependent. A lot of my work over the year involves adapting effective strategies from one culture into another, mostly trying to introduce a more inquiry-based learning more common in the west to the largely lecture-based culture in the east.

About Matipon Tangmatitham

Theoretical astrophysicist with background in cosmology. Now I'm doing full-time outreach. At the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT), we have a big outreach team where we engage in all levels of outreach.

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