13 April 2012

Hans and his hands-on science teacher training

This evening it was nice to see an interesting email from my friend Hans (about whom I mentioned in my previous post). He still travels to Cambodia from his native Netherlands frequently on work. Recently he conducted a 6 months' training programme for science teachers in Cambodia.

Hans demonstrating a physical science activity to participants

It is amazing that teachers from 112 schools participated in the programme.

By the way, today is celebrated as New Year's day in Tamilnadu, and in countries such as Cambodia. 

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I am a K-12 Education Management Professional turned freelance Education writer. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.