Building Educators for Science, Technology and Mathematics (BESTM)
Teacher Fellowships at HBCSE, TIFR
The BESTM teacher fellow programme is an academic leadership programme in Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) education. Its goal is to empower teachers and teacher educators to take up leadership roles in the profession in a variety of roles – design of resources, education research, policy and planning. The main focus of the programme is to expose teachers to the best contemporary ideas and scholarship in the field of STEM education. Teacher fellows will undertake action research projects and develop the capacity to implement evidence based innovations in teaching and learning.
Admission to the Fellowship will be through a nationwide competitive selection process. The fellowship programme will be run in dual mode, with contact periods of 6 to 8 weeks in two phases and a distance mode spread over one academic year.
The teacher fellows are expected to generate a summary document about the work done in form of research reports, publications, experimental modules with inputs from classroom trials, curriculum modules etc.
Announcement for 2019-2020 batch
BESTM is an academic leadership programme for mathematics and science teachers and teacher educators at HBCSE-TIFR with entry through nationwide selection. The broad objective of the programme is to empower teachers to initiate action research projects and evidence based teaching practices/innovations drawing on contemporary research and innovations in science, technology and mathematics education (STME). The fellowship programme will be run in dual mode, with contact periods of about 6 to 8 weeks in two phases and a distance mode spread over one academic year. The overall number of fellowships to be awarded will be around 25. These fellowships will be offered at the following levels: i) elementary, ii) secondary (iii) higher secondary and iv) under-graduate levels.
Science and mathematics teachers, and teacher educators below the age of 45 years as on 1st June 2019 may apply. Candidates should have a minimum of one year of teaching experience. Teachers from Government/Government aided schools and colleges will be given preference. Those not teaching currently may also apply.