Workshop

3rd Shaw-IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education

The 3rd Shaw-IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education will be held from the 12th of October 2021 to the 15th of October 2021 (UTC time)



There are different paths into astronomy education. Some of us are school teachers and educators. Others are astronomers, whether professional or amateur. Typically, that means that most of us have formal training in some of the areas important for astronomy education, but not in all areas. And of course, both the content and the methods of astronomy education itself are evolving over time. Plus, it’s fun to learn about new things, but also to revisit the basics!

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 new developments, effective teaching methods, evaluation techniques, and which aspects of astronomy education research should all of us be aware of?

So this year’s workshop is less about speakers presenting their own work and projects, but about speakers telling participants what they think everybody should know about a particular aspect of astronomy education.

The 3rd Shaw-IAU Workshop will take place via a virtual online platform

The deadline to register is the 30th of September 2021 at 21:59 (UTC time)

The planned sessions for the 3rd Shaw-IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education are listed below

Closing Session

Schedule

  • Friday Oct. 15, 2021

    UTC: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Opening Session

Schedule

  • Tuesday Oct. 12, 2021

    UTC: 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.

astroEDU: improving educational activities through peer-review

Schedule

Astronomy across disciplines

Astronomy Education Research 101

Astronomy education with authentic data

Citizen Science

Daytime Astronomy

Earth as a planet

Schedule

  • Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021

    UTC: 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Friday Oct. 15, 2021

    UTC: 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in education

Evaluation

Schedule

International collaborations with an educational component

Low-Tech Astronomy Education

Naked-eye astronomy

Online formats for astronomy education

Schedule

Remote observing

Student competitions

Teaching about indigenous astronomy

Schedule

  • Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021

    UTC: 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Thursday Oct. 14, 2021

    UTC: 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m.

Teaching methods

Teaching with astronomy exhibits

Schedule

  • Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021

    UTC: 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Thursday Oct. 14, 2021

    UTC: 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m.