Online Seminar / Multplier Event, May 20, 2021 by Elwier / Ecent, Utrecht University
Theme: Environmental socio-scientific issues in mathematics and science teacher education
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Should vaccination be compulsory? Is it possible to use only ‘renewable energy’? Can global warming be stopped?
The relevance of paying attention to this type of socially relevant scientific dilemma’s (socio-scientific issues) in teacher training for science and mathematics is increasing. After all, education has the task of preparing pupils for a future in which they are able to think along and decide on these kinds of issues.
SSI are little structured, open problems or dilemmas that have multiple solutions. Underlying data plays an important role in making decisions on such issues. Using mathematics, in particular statistics on large databases, therefor can play an important part in this.
In this multiplier event of the ENSITE project we will talk about how science and mathematics teacher educators can incorporate SSI. We focus on environmental SSI and use experiences and ideas from ENSITE and other European projects on this subject (Parrise, MasDiv).
We invite teacher educators of STEM-subjects and other interested parties to register.
Target group: Teacher educators of STEM
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Thursday 20th May 2021, 13:45-17:00
Environmental SSI in mathematics and science teacher education
|14:00-14:45||Invited plenary – Christine Knippels (Utrecht University, Freudenthal Institute) – SSI and IBL|
Participants will learn how to teach science and maths, with the use of socioscientific issues.
If you want to participate please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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