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Back from an adventure in India

January 11, 2017

 

Following my visit to South Korea in October, I completed the second part of my research into STEM education, the focus of my Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship 2016, by investigating some innovative projects in India.  My three weeks included visits to schools and organisations in Mumbai, Pune, Udaipur and Ahmedabad, where I spent Christmas Day itself.

There are over 1m schools in India, and only a fool would attempt to draw general conclusions; instead I visited some remarkable centres and met some dedicated and highly creative individuals and teams, and learned from them how to inspire young people in science learning.

I need a period of reflection before setting my research into print, but for the moment I am grateful to the Churchill Memorial Trust for the opportunity, and to the people I met in India for their welcome and hospitality and generosity in sharing their work.

 Whilst I was in Pune, I also had the opportunity to film a number of the Science Busking workshops that we regularly employ in Nottingham and UK for festivals and public engagement.

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