Dr. Vivek Monteiro is a member of executive committee of the All India People's Science Network, and worked on a number of science related...
Vivek Monteiro, physicist turned trade unionist and math and science educator, has an all-encompassing dream - the universalization of good quality math and science education. And while he works for the rights of labour, he also sets into place the organisations, teams, content and processes that could make such an education possible for every single young person in India.
What is 'good maths education' ? Why is it important? Is it possible to have good maths education for every child?
We are delighted to invite Vivek Monteiro - trade unionist, math educator - to Mumbai Local, to share with us his dream and how he is working to achieve it. With him, we will address the critical questions above and explore the history of this effort - from the amazing work of the people's science movements to Vivek's own work through Navnirmiti. We will also have some mathematical fun - just to make it real for all of us, and you know, just for fun!
We invite you to an evening of mathematical delight, where we will be taken through the simple, practical, brilliant ways in which Vivek is bent on bringing maths and science to everyone.
See you on Sunday. If you are unable to make it to the venue, do join us on live feed.
This session is curated by Arnab Bhattacharya.
RSVP for this session begins on Monday, 7th January, 2019.
Dr. Vivek Monteiro is a member of executive committee of the All India People's Science Network, and worked on a number of science related issues which have become important on the national agenda. He works as principal advisor to Navnirmiti, a self reliant social enterprise working for universalization of quality education for all. Navnirmiti has a special focus on math and science education. Navnirmiti makes continuous innovations in educational tools, toys, puzzles, hardware, software. It works for implementing the quality mandate of the Right to Education Act and the NCF 2005, of quality education "for equality of outcomes". He obtained his B. Sc. in Physics and Maths from the University of Bombay after his college in Xaviers College, Bombay (1966-68) and Dhempe College, Goa (1964-66). He obtained his PhD from State University of New York in 1974 after his masters in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1968-70).