Mercure Hotel, Maidstone
All members of science departments in Kent, Medway and neighbouring counties are invited to attend the largest secondary science conference in the South-East. There will be professionally stimulating, relevant sessions for all teachers of science, based around the two themes highlighted below.
The conference fee is £95 for ‘Early Bird’ bookings before the end of May, rising to £110 in June. However, a school that books and pays for one teacher can send a second one free of charge.
Why Science is Not for Me!
Dr Heather King is a Research Associate at King’s College, and a member of the Enterprising Science team. She has contributed to a range of projects relating to the engagement of various social groups in science and technology.
Science Capital has been the focus of the Enterprising Science Project, a partnership between King’s College London, the Science Museum Group and BP, since 2012. Their research findings have been well received nationally and have significant implications for educators.
Science Capital is a concept that can help us understand why some young people participate in post-16 science and others do not. In particular, it helps shed light on why certain social groups remain under-represented and why many young people do not see science careers as being for me.
Addressing the Challenges of the New Science GCSEs
Ed Walsh is an education consultant specialising in science. A teacher for 20 years and a team leader for 12 of those, he was Lead Science Consultant with Cornwall Learning for many years. He is an author, editor, curriculum developer and CPD provider. Ed will lead a session for all that will include:
Optional Workshops (subject to minor change)
To book your place, visit www.stem.org.uk/rp227
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