The International Geography Youth Summit (IGYS) is the flagship event of The Institute of Geographical Studies (TIGS).
IGYS is primarily for children of grade 8 and above.
Children who wish to participate in it will need mentoring in the process, from deciding on their research questions, conducting the research, and presenting it at IGYS-2022 via video. The entire conference will be online.
At TIGS, our approach to geography education is non-formal and exploration-oriented.
We hope to find mentors who can help children participate in IGYS-2022 in accordance with our approach.
We are inviting applicants from anywhere in the world to mentor potential student participants of IGYS-2022.
If you would like to be a mentor for potential participants, please read the main conference page and its contents carefully and complete the application form attached.
This year, we are hoping to recruit:
- Teacher-mentors who can mentor the children for the entire process of preparing and presenting their original geography research at IGYS-2022 online.
- Mentors who can guide and support students to present original geography research in regional languages also.
TIGS’ approach to geography education and the content and process of IGYS are very different from the usual approaches.
Before submitting this form, please be sure to watch the videos of the IGYS-2021 sessions.
Volunteers will be selected based on the information in this application form.
Those selected will have to attend a mandatory orientation webinar (in English) an IGYS-2022 Mentors’ Orientation webinar on Zoom at:
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm IST on Saturday, 24 September 2022.
We will email a registration link for the Zoom webinar to those selected. Registration is required.
Only those who can commit to this work need apply. Please remember, the commitment is to children!
Please feel free to share thoughts / concerns in the comments section below.
— Team IGYS-2022
Original posting: 27 April 2022
Updated: 12 September 2022