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International Conference on Education in Chemistry-2010 (ICEC2010)

Activity by Damodar Prabhu   |   added on Sep 27, 2010   |   India Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Association of Chemistry Teachers and Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (TIFR) ,Mumbai

ICEC2010 will acquaint Chemistry teachers with the latest trends in the vibrant field of Chemistry education at the tertiary level through workshops, lectures and presentations by eminent experts from USA, UK, and India.

The International Conference on Education in Chemistry will be held during November 12-14, 2010 at Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), Mumbai. The Conference , which is the first of its kind to be organised in India ,  is a prelude to the year long celebrations of IYC 2011 in India. The Conference is being organised by the Association of Chemistry Teachers which is the national apex body of Chemistry educators in India and Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education which is the premier center for research in Science educaton in the country.  

The Conference aims at  familarising teachers with the emerging trends Chemistry education at the tertiary level through invited lectures  , workshops and an exhibition of the latest aids related to Chemistry  and Science education.The Conference will focus on innovations in Chemistry teaching including experimentation, pedagogy and research in Chemistry education. A novel feature of the conference will be the oral and poster presentatoins by the participants of their own  innovative work.

Nearly 150 teachers from India and abroad  are expected to participate  which includes a sizeable number of lady teachers.The Conference will provide an opportunity to the teachers especially the younger lot to interact with some of the most renowned names in Chemistry Education It is envisaged that the Conference will emerge as a regular forum for exchange of academic ideas through interactions of national and international peer groups.

The Conference will address  the objectives of IYC 2011 particularly involvement of women and youth in Chemistry Teaching. The exhibition will be kept open to the students and public so that they can understand and appreciate the role of Chemistry in everyday life.

 For any queries the following Conveners of ICEC-2010 can be contacted: Dr D V Prabhu, General Secretary, Association of Chemistry Teachers, Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, Wilson College( University of Mumbai), Mumbai 400007  email: dvprabhu@rediffmail.com

 Dr Savita, Ladage, Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (TIFR), V N Purav Marg ,Mankhurd, Mumbai 400088.email:icce1.2010@gmail.com

Details of the Conference  are available on the website   http://www.iactindia.org


Topic: networking, exhibition, chemistry education, education materials, conference Audience: chemistry educators, professors, research scientists, policy makers
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