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Bhamini Kamudu Applasawmy

Country of origin: Mauritius Currently in: Mauritius, Saint Pierre General field of specialization: Other
Academic Background


2010 Master Other
2006 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
2021 Doctorate Social and Economic Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Social and Economic Sciences

During my PhD I examined how students experience a field trip to an informal learning setting focusing on interest and learning.

Research Keywords: 
informal science education
situational interest
science education
Science Communication

Publications resulting from Research: 

KAMUDU APPLASAWMY, B; NAUGAH, J; & MAULLOO (2017), A.K; Empowering Teachers to teach science in the early years in Mauritius. Early Childhood Development and Care. Vol 187, Issue 2.

KAMUDU, B (2013) The Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (RGSC): Its Role in Creating Science Awareness in Mauritius. In ‘Role of Science Centres for sustained and responsible growth in developing countries’. Published by Centre for Science and Technology of the non-aligned and other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre), Edited by Faivey David Kramer, Ruben Lara Lara and Ian Russel.

KAMUDU, B (2011) – Communicating Environmental Science to the Public: the role of Science Centres. Journal of Environmental Research and Development. Vol 5 no 4 pg 1023-1028.

Non-refereed Publication
2011 - Sacred heritage sites of Mauritius

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Science Communication: i work in a science centre responsible for the design and implementation of informal science activities for schools and for the public. My main activities are devise programmes and strategies to communicate science to various programmes including exhibitions, hands-on activities and running workshops for students, educators and public.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2010 Kuala Lampur, Malaysia International workshop on Science Centres in Promoting a Knowledge Society for sustained growth in developing countries, organised by NonAligned Movement for Science and Technology Centre
2010 Mauritius 3rd International Congress on Environmental Research
2013 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India 6th Science Conclave by IIIT Allahabad, India

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