[Maths-Education] Science and Maths Teachers Working Together - Workshop at York on 23rd February

Phillip Kent phillip.kent at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 13:15:02 GMT 2010

Dear Colleagues,

the TURS project at IOE is co-organising a workshop for teachers on
collaboration between mathematics and science - details below. 

We would be grateful if you can circulate this announcement widely to 
secondary mathematics and science teachers.

A flyer/poster for the event can be downloaded:

Whilst we will be pleased to see mathematics and science educators at 
the workshop, please note that the priority is for participation by 
classroom teachers.

Thanks - Phillip



A free one-day workshop supported 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 23 February 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:
* keynote by Mary Ratcliffe (Associate director, National SLC)
 'Mathematics-science collaboration: a pedagogy for engagement';
* 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/or a sum of money that can be spent on follow-up
professional development work at school.

BOOKING AND FURTHER INFORMATION: Book online at www.slcs.ac.uk 
(search for event NATBC0930), or use the short link: http://bit.ly/teachers23feb.
Please make your booking at the latest by Monday 8 February.

A flyer/poster for the event can be downloaded:

CONTACTS for further information: for administrative queries please
contact Phil Dodsworth, p.dodsworth at slcs.ac.uk; for queries about the
event contact Mark Langley, m.langley at slcs.ac.uk or Phillip Kent,
p.kent at ioe.ac.uk .


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

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