After being canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SEAQIS was finally able to re-organize the Regular Training Course on Earth and Space Science (ESS) this year. The ESS training was carried out using full online mode.
It lasted for 8 days, starting from 1 to 10 November 2020. This training was attended by 20 participants consisting of 17 participants from Indonesia and 3 participants from the Philippines.
In this ESS Online Training, participants received various materials about ESS, including Disaster Risk Reduction by Dr. Irwan Meilano from ITB; Introduction to ESS Resources and Misconceptions by Dr. Joanne Watkins from Australian Earth Science Education (AusEarthEd); Earth materials in school learning by Rosie Williams and the team from Earthed Australia, and finally the Movement of the Sun by Dr. Judhistira Aria Utama from UPI.
In addition to receiving presentation materials, participants were also given hands-on activities related to the materials they participated in, such as Preparing mind maps of earth and space materials for elementary and secondary schools, developing learning scenarios, making simple sundials, and calculating the accuracy of reading the sundials.
At the end of the session, the participants’ representatives conducted a teaching simulation according to the learning scenario they developed. In general, the training activities went smoothly, and the participants followed the training with enthusiasm.