Teacher training outreach for Astronomy and Science in Mongolia

It is necessary to develop advanced research for astronomy in Mongolian universities using modern techniques. We do not have a graduate education and curriculum for astronomy in Mongolian universities. It means the universities can not develop capacity building for astronomy. There is no astronomical education for school teachers. School teachers who graduated from the Universities can not teach astronomy and make astronomical outreach for public and kids. There is a lack of astronomical professors and training opportunities for students in universities and colleges. The educational system of Mongolia has no astronomy textbook in Mongolian. In the libraries one can only find old textbooks from the 1960s and ‘70s. Astronomy education falls even further behind other developing countries. We desperately need more advanced research opportunities and education for school teachers for astronomy in Mongolia. This project aims to develop training for science and astronomy for school teachers in nomads remote areas. Especially in remote areas of Mongolia there is no teachers for science and astronomy. Some of nomads people’s kids never hear about astronomical activities in their region. Most of schools in nomads have no computers. They never have seen astronomical telescopes. This project allow school teachers to learn and improve their knowledge about astronomy and science teaching. The project also make many outreach activities for school teachers and kids and general public in remote (nomads ) areas. International communities such as EA-ROAD/EA-LOAD and Galileo Teacher Training and NAOJ will involve in this project to achieve our goals. International teachers from the different countries will attend in this training to give talks. This project will contribute to development of sceince technology and education in Mongolia. This project will promote lifelong learning opportunities for school teachers and public in Mongolia and neighboring countries. There are no opportunities for school teachers to participate in the training courses for astronomy. This region is natural heritage area and there is dark sky. Nomads and school teachers and children never had astronomical activities such.. as star parties and telescopes. Nomads coomunity will participate in the star parties and inspire beauty of universwe and their heritage region. They also will learn about techno.logy behind astronomical telescopes. About 45-50 school primarey secondory and high school teachers will participate in the training course. Each school select their scheince teachers and will send us list of names. The training will be held in community centers of local provinces.The school teachers will stay in guest houses . We will provide food.






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