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Teacher Education and Professional Development

Teacher Education is one of the major activities of the Centre. 


Teacher Education Website --


HBCSE has conducted workshops in teacher education, as and when there have been requests from schools and organizations. These workshops have been for the BMC schools, Tribal Department Schools, Rayat Education Society, Satara, Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati, Maharashtra Prathamik Shikshan Parishad, SSA, RMSA, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Society, Atomic Energy Education Society, Kendriya Vidyalaya School System, DIET faculty of Bihar, West Bengal, Gujarat, Uttarakhand and varied individual school/teacher education colleges of Mumbai and Maharashtra.


HBCSE proposes to have regular workshops for teacher professional development (TPD), capacity building of school teachers/student teachers and/or teacher educators. These workshops would cater to the inservice or preservice teacher training. It is proposed that these workshops be conducted on a regular basis throughout the year.


Proposed Annual Program for Teacher Professional Development: This document provides details of various workshops. The themes with respect to pedagogy, content, other activities are listed for each workshop. A tentative schedule, logistics, contact details are also provided in the document.


Category of Events No. of Workshops

One day exposure workshops 10-12 workshops
January -- December
School Teachers /

Three days project based workshops 3 workshops
July -- September
October -- December
January -- March 
School Teachers /

Five days capacity building / TPD
2 workshops
January -- February
July -- August 
School Teachers / 
Teacher Educators

Two weeks intensive course / refresher course
1 workshop
August -- November 
School Teachers / 
Teacher Educators 

Requests for the workshops can be sent to: Centre Director, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR), V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400088.  



Details of the project can be viewed from the teacher education website ---


A website for online material has been created for teacher education and teacher development ---



A Working Paper on In-Service Teaching Professional Development for Elementary Education (Submitted to MHRD, Nov 2011).


HBCSE's perspective on teacher education and some past and present programs are in these posters and slides. 


      1. Capacity building program of DIETs in Bihar and West Bengal
      2. Collaborative approach in teacher professional development
      3. Teacher professional development model for project based learning
      4. Inquiry and argumentation in science classrooms
      5. Past projects in teacher professional development at HBCSE 





Workshops for Teacher Professional Development


Joint Review Mission on Teacher Education


Teacher Education in Science and Mathematics Education


The Centre offers high quality orientation courses for teachers in science and mathematics from primary to undergraduate levels and for teacher educators, including apex-level training courses for resource persons and educational administrators. Course duration varies from a few days to a few weeks. 


Accommodation for about 50 visitors is possible in the HBCSE guest house.  Long-term arrangements with school networks can be worked out for periodic orientation of their teachers and students.


Courses may be held on the HBCSE campus or at other mutually agreed sites. The Centre can also organise courses on behalf of international agencies. Course fees may be payable on individual or institutional basis.


Short visits of a day or two to see the Centre's laboratories/exhibition, etc. can also be arranged for students and teachers.


Requests for training programmes should be addressed to the Centre Director, HBCSE.


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