HBCSE events this week [17/11/2019 - 23/11/2019]


CUBE Diwali Workshop 2019

Date: 30 October to 18 November, 2019
Time: 10:00 - 18:00
Venue: Main Building CUBE Lab

Coordinator: Prof. G. Nagarjuna

CUBE Diwali Workshop 2019


Bal Vidnyan Sammelan 2019

Date: 16 to 18 November, 2019
Time: 09:00 - 18:00
Venue: V. G. Kulkarni Memorial Auditorium

Coordinator: Dr. N. D. Deshmukh

Marathi Vidnyan Parishad & HBCSE jointly organised program


Grammangal Meeting

Date: 17 November, 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:30
Venue: NIUS Building Meeting Room - G3

Coordinator: Shri V. D. Lale

Grammangal Meeting


Seminar on "Mathematical Explorations in Olympiad and Beyond"

Date: 19 November, 2019
Time: 15:30 - 16:30
Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1

Coordinator: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar


Prithwijit De


Problem posing and solving are central to Mathematics. Both require explorations. Some are pretty standard and routine, but some are quite adventurous. Mathematical Olympiad, a pre-college international mathematics contest aimed at identifying school students with exceptional mathematical problem solving ability, seeks out the adventurer in both the problem poser and the solver. I shall discuss some examples to show how such problems are made and also highlight the ideas explored.

Admittedly, mathematical explorations are not confined to only posing problems for and solving them in mathematical contests. They can be used to make school mathematics more interesting and enjoyable to students and teachers alike. In support of this claim I shall present some explorations.


Curriculum, Learning, & Justice: Engineering students' reasoning about socio-scientific issues

Date: 20 November, 2019
Time: 09:30 - 12:00
Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1

Coordinator: Centre Director's Office

Speaker: Dr. Ayush Gupta, Research Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Maryland (UMD) Day & Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Time: 9:30 AM Venue: G1, Main Building Note: Dr. Ayush Gupta will deliver the talk via videolink. Abstract: In this talk, I will present a broad overview of my research in STEM education at the intersection of discipline based education research and learning sciences, interleaving the design of curriculum and learning environments, fundamental research on learning, and the pursuit of social justice through education research and practice. I will illustrate how these aspects are entangled in the context of a research project in which we designed focus group sessions to facilitate engineering students in discussing the ethics and ethical implications of socio-scientific issues such as autonomous vehicles, weaponized drones, big data, and technology transfer to developing countries. I will present analysis of audio-video data of students discussing a 2012 incident in which statisticians and engineers at a large departmental store,Target, developed predictive analytical software capable of identifying shoppers who were pregnant. We show how students' constructions of different stakeholders was relational, in that the ways in which pregnant women were conceptualized was entangled with how the corporation, Target, was conceptualized. And that these entangled constructions of the stakeholders were local, in that they varied over time with conversational context. Furthermore, these local constructions of the stakeholders constrained how the students were able to understand any of the stakeholders as causing harm or being harmed. Towards the goal of educating socially responsible engineers who have a complex, nuanced understanding of how engineering can both benefit and harm society, our analysis points to the need for designing learning environments that facilitate students in thinking expansively about the distribution of power and resources in the world, and challenge their own assumptions about how science and technology interface with the social, political, and economic aspects of the world. I want to continue building a research and development program to address this need, where the design of ideologically expansive learning environments, research on students' reasoning about socio-scientific issues, and preparation of socially responsible engineers (or STEM graduates, more broadly) are entangled. Another aligned goal for future work is developing researcher-teacher partnerships for helping teachers develop facility with leading inquiry lessons around socio-scientific issues. I will discuss how my research agenda aligns with key initiatives at HBCSE towards exploring possible synergistic collaborations. About the speaker: From a scientific perspective, I am interested in gaining a better understanding of how the human mind operates and learns. From a social perspective I want to use this understanding to promote a more equitable education system and an overall scientific and rational way of thinking in society - awareness and education being the slow but steady path towards greater social justice without instability. (From his webpage: http://blog.umd.edu/ayushgupta/)


Chemistry Olympiad Exposure Camp

Date: 21 to 24 November, 2019
Time: 09:00 - 17:30
Venue: Olympiad Building Lecture Hall - G1

Coordinator: Dr. Ankush Gupta

Chemistry Olympiad Exposure Camp


Pre-departure Training Camp IJSO 2019

Date: 22 November to 02 December, 2019
Time: 09:00 - 17:30
Venue: NIUS Building Lecture Hall - G4

Coordinator: Prof. Rekha Vartak

Pre-departure Training Camp for International Junior Science Olympiad 2019


Teaching practice and school internship / design of learning resource [Part - 1 & 2]

Main Building Seminar Room - 217

07 August to 27 December, 2019 (11:00 - 13:00)

Curriculum, Learning, & Justice: Engineering students' reasoning about socio-scientific issues

Main Building Lecture Room - G1

20 November, 2019 (09:30 - 12:00)

Graduate Courses

Introduction to Science & Mathematics Education Research

Every Monday (11:00-13:00) and Thursday (11:00-13:00) from 05 August to 30 December, 2019

Venue: Main Building Seminar Room - 217

Coordinator: Dr. P. K. Joshi, Prof. Savita Ladage, Prof. Sugra Chunawala and Dr. Anisha Malhotra-Dalvi

Teaching practice and school internship / design of learning resource [Part - 1 & 2]

Every Wednesday (11:00-13:00) and Friday (11:00-13:00) from 07 August to 27 December, 2019

Venue: Main Building Seminar Room - 217

Coordinator: Dr. Reema Mani

Cognition, Cognitive development and Learning

Every Monday (15:00-17:00) and Friday (15:00-17:00) from 09 August to 30 December, 2019

Venue: Main Building Seminar Room - 217

Coordinator: Dr. Mashood K. K., Prof. Sanjay Chandrasekharan and Shweta Anantharaman