Holistic Teaching of Science: An International Teachers Workshop (REGISTER HERE)
World Science Collaborative Ltd, in partnership with, The Academy of Sciences for the Islamic World, Jordan; UCL Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom; Khawarzimi Science Society (KSS), Lahore; Ali Institute of Education, Lahore, and The National STEM School, Islamabad presents a unique workshop to enable teachers to explore and learn how to teach science holistically.
In our society, teaching of science is often extremely compartmentalised whereby the science teacher delivers the content in the classroom but does not relate what is being taught to the real world nor brings forth (or draws upon) the diverse body of knowledge available in disciplines such as history, philosophy, religion and ethics. In doing so, he/she runs the risk, at the very least, of leaving the scientific learning unconnected, or much worse, leaving the students more confused than informed.
It is absolutely critical, therefore, to teach science holistically i.e. connect the learning in the classroom with the real world, for example, by:
* Bringing together knowledge from diverse sources and disciplines such as science, history, philosophy, religion, and ethics?
* Using hands-on experiments and play to bring inspiration and insight in the science classroom?
* Planning lessons that adequately address the curious minds of students and encourage critical inquiry?
* Addressing Big Philosophical Questions that stem from scientific discoveries such as Big Bang, Multiverses, Genetics, Evolution, Artificial Intelligence, etc.
The Holistic Teaching of Science Workshop is OPEN to ALL Teachers of Science in Middle School (Grades 6-8) at any public, private, or religious (madrassa) school who struggles with teaching modern science in the classroom and wants to do better.
The Holistic Science Teaching Workshop is 1 of 3 Workshops that will be carried out in Pakistan, Algeria, and Indonesia between June 2019 and June 2020. The Team comprises some of the leading It features researchers and scholars such as:
- Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, Scientist and Science Communicator, American University of Sharjah (AUS) and author of Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science
- Dr. Farid Panjwani, Director of Center for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education (CREME), UCL Institute of Education, London, United Kindgom
- Dr. Moneef Zou’bi, Director General, The Academy of Sciences of the Islamic World, Amman, Jordan
- Dr. Zain al Abidin Bagir, Executive Director, Center of Religious and Cross Cultural Studies at Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
- Dr. Sabieh Anwar, Physicist and Science Communicator, Lahore University of Mgmt Sciences (LUMS) and the co-founder of Khawarzimi Science Society
- Dr. Faisal Khan, Biologist and Entrepreneur, CECOS University, Peshawar and co-Founder Peshawar 2.0
- Dr. Abubakr Muhammad, Director of Center for Water Informatics WIT), Lahore University of Mgmt Sciences (LUMS)
- Dr. Afshan Huma, Assoc. Prof. of Educational Leadership and Mgmt, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan
- Dr. Tasneem Anwar, Asst Prof. of Science Education, AKU-Institute of Educational Development, Karachi, Pakistan
- Ms. Azra Naseem, Assoc. Director, Network of Digital and Blended Learning, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
- Dr. Yasira Waqar, Asst Prof. at School of Education (SOE), Lahore University of Mgmt Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan
- Dr. Athar Osama, Science Policymaker and Founder of National STEM School, Pakistan,
- Ms Maleeha Waqar, Curriculum Designer, National STEM School, Pakistan, among others.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
Teachers are welcome to apply through our application form.
Answers to the ESSAY QUESTION may be given in ENGLISH, or URDU text, or through a RECORDED VIDEO MESSAGE.
Teachers are required to UPLOAD ATLEAST ONE LESSON/UNIT PLAN that they will use to work through the Workshop to refine it better.
Teachers whose CANDIDATURE IS ENDORSED by their principal / academic administrator OR can demonstrate that they have the permissions/means to apply the learning in their classrooms will be given preference.
There is NO REGISTRATION FEE.
Teachers from areas outside Lahore/Punjab (particularly Northern Areas, Sindh, and KP) are eligible for a travel scholarship to attend the workshop.
Limited Seats (35) are available so apply as soon as possible. Admissions may be made on a rolling basis for the convenience of the attendees.
Apply here no later than Dec 10, 2019 for an opportunity to attend the workshop.