[ncetm-geogebra] Fwd: [Maths-Education] Science and Maths Teachers Working Together - Workshop at York on 12th January

  • From: Zsolt Lavicza <zl221@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ncetm-geogebra@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 10:26:41 +0000


Maybe some of you be interested in going to this workshop.

Best wishes,




A free one-day workshop organised by:
* National Science Learning Centre
* National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)
* The TURS Project, Institute of Education, University of London

** Professional development grants from the ENTHUSE programme
available to all state sector teachers **

Tuesday 12 January 2010, 9.30 to 16.00
at the National Science Learning Centre, York (Event code: NATBC0930)

This event is for mathematics and science teachers to work with new
ideas for collaboration between their subjects. The impetus to do this
is ever stronger (e.g. from the national STEM programme, and the revised National Curriculum), hence it is timely to explore new ways of working
together to develop joint projects in schools. A conventional
understanding is that science needs mathematics for essential
techniques, whilst mathematics needs science for motivating contexts for mathematical topics. This characterisation however can easily emphasise
division between the subjects, rather than encouraging creative

The event offers inspiration through a keynote address and two hands- on
workshops by current multi-disciplinary research projects:
* the Nuffield Foundation Curriculum Programme, 'A skills framework for
STEM projects';
* the Promoting Teachers' Understanding of Risk in Socio-Scientific
Issues project at IOE London, 'Working with risk and decision-making
scenarios in the classroom'.
The final session will be an ideas workshop for teachers to begin
thinking collaboratively, and continue dialogue and implementation back
at school.

Mathematics and Science teachers from the same school are encouraged to
attend together (note that ENTHUSE funding could help to support this

The event is FREE to all participants. In addition, teachers from the
state sector (school and FE) are eligible for additional funding under
the ENTHUSE programme which will pay for costs of travel, supply cover
for missed teaching, and a sum of money that can be spent on follow-up
professional development work at school.

BOOKING: Online booking at www.slcs.ac.uk (search for NATBC0930), or use
the short link: http://bit.ly/NATBC0930 .

CONTACTS for further information: for administrative queries please
contact Phil Dodsworth, p.dodsworth@xxxxxxxxxx; for queries about the
event contact Mark Langley, m.langley@xxxxxxxxxx or Phillip Kent,
p.kent@xxxxxxxxx .


Dr Phillip Kent
London Knowledge Lab - Institute of Education
23 - 29 Emerald St
London WC1N 3QS
tel 020 7763 2156   mobile 07950 952034
www.RISKatIOE.org , www.phillipkent.net

   Zsolt Lavicza
   University of Cambridge
   Faculty of Education, Queens' College
   Phone (UK): +44 7962 488 222
         (Hungary): +36 20 587 7847
   E-mail:    zl221@xxxxxxxxx
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