21 years astronomy activity of teachers in Iran and create astronomy union for teachers
14:30 - 14:45
Iranian teacher’s astronomy Union is the first interdisciplinary teacher union of Iran those teachers from each three levels: Elementary, Secondary school and high school can be its member and work in astronomy and nature fields simultaneously. Before forming this union, although there are some contents related to the astronomy there is not any schedule or widespread and purposeful attempts to teach astronomy to the teachers, developing content knowledge and practical knowledge and utilize the great sky of Iran in order to teach astronomy to the students. Along approval, formation, and convincing the ministry of education of Iran about the existence of teacher astronomy union, there's been widespread attempts by the management of Hassan Baghbani from 21 years ago till now in Bushehr. Ministry of education of Iran found the Astronomy as an important and useful field and approved the formation of ITAU in 2015, as a result of 20 years attempts. After many years of activities there are 20 active local groups of teachers and students in Bushehr and 9 more associations in other provinces of Iran .This association is busy with teaching the teachers and teacher-students especially in underprivileged. Till now more than 2000 teachers have gained education in this field from this union. Also, about 10000 students annually participate in different activities and workshops in different ways. Teaching astronomy to the teachers, motivating the teachers, and forming local teacher groups are some of the aims of this union.