Category Archives: COSMOamautas: Training Teachers in rural areas in Peru

CosmoAmautas: Astrophysics Teaching Material for High School (Spanish)

The CosmoAmautas project funded by the IAU OAD has published an astrophysics book (Spanish) for high school teachers. “CosmoAmautas: Astrophysics in the classroom” is a text and activity book with astrophysics teaching material for high school teachers. The content is written in Spanish and intended as introductory material for teachers who want to integrate astronomy […]

Teacher Training Project Impacts Science Education in Rural Peru

CosmoAmautas teacher training program in ruralPeru

The Cosmoamautas project conducted a virtual science education program for high school teachers in rural Peru. More than 90% of the teachers are now ready to delve into new/complex topics and inspire their students. The CosmoAmautas project aimed to bring astronomy and science education to rural regions in Peru, where there is a significant deficit […]

Overview

The COSMOamautas program (amauta=teacher/knowledgeable in the indigenous language Quechua) aims to bring teacher training workshops in Astronomy and Space Science to high school teachers in rural areas in Peru. We have selected rural communities where the first professional national telescopes have been recently built, yet their presence has made no significant impact on the science […]