I am a STEM expert, engineer and science communicator. I am one of those lucky few who absolutely love what they do, because I get to combine my two great loves - teaching science and building things.
It's also surreal, because I have touched 200,000 young minds with my physics videos!
In my various roles as Assoc. Manager of Product, Lead Content Developer and Creative Lead of Media, I have had a fantastic time creating immersive content, re-telling stories from science, designing super-cool animations with an excellent team of artists, learning to work with new teaching/learning technologies, and trying to get kids in India to fall in love with science!
Questions I am exploring as a science educator:
What does it mean to teach science 'well'?
Does science education make the learner a better critical thinker? (also, what IS critical thinking?)
Why do students pick up misconceptions, esp. in physics? How can we cognitively identify and address them?
How can we steer students away from knee-jerk problem solving and 'plug-and-chug' and towards a more reflective, concept-driven strategy?
How can we teach students to observe their thought process, identify pitfalls and give themselves feedback?
How does the cultural, socio-economic and linguistic background of students influence their learning process?