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Educational Researcher (Sciences & pedagogy)

Duration: 12 months

Daily Tasks

Action research which includes observation, intervention and supporting existing STEM staff all engineers in research methodology.

Skills gained

Experience a true collaborative learning community and experience children taking responsibility of their learning. Learn about the various STEM activities including electronics, programming, robotics, 3D cameras and modeling, puzzles, games, math materials of all sorts, measuring equipment.

Opportunity Description

 

Context of the need

At STEM Land we follow an innovative learning paradigm of science and engineering where children are given the freedom to plan their work and work towards acquiring competencies. This helps them take responsibility of their own learning and also demonstrate their learning through creativity and projects they can build in this process. In addition the children work with peers and adults in an equal environment.

Please click on the link   STEM Land   to learn more.

Goal and expected outcomes

The goal is to help us capture an important learning experiment at STEM Land and to see how it can be developed into a 'learning module' for others.

 

Position and role of  the Volunteer

An Education Researcher with the ability to understand learning of children and formative assessments as well as develop mechanisms of recording /capturing true learning.

 Conditions and practical details

Lunch will be provided by STEM on workdays.

Timing

 

Morning hours 9am - 12 .30pm
Afternoon hours 12.30pm - 5.30pm

Prerequisites

Academic Researcher – either masters or PhD in education/mathematics/pedagogy. Capacity of observation and taking notes. Good understanding of problem solving, analytical ability, etc. English is necessary. Tamil is useful as we work in outreach schools.

Language skills

Software skills

No Software Specified

Number of volunteers needed: 1