University of Leicester hosts European educationalists

Posted by pt91 at Sep 12, 2011 02:41 PM |
Today sees the start of a four-day workshop looking at new methods for teaching science and mathematics in schools.

The University is the only centre in England for the Fibonacci Project, and this workshop brings together teachers and teacher educators from across Europe as part of the Project’s aim of disseminating inquiry-based science and mathematics education in Europe.

The School of Education’s Professor Tina Jarvis, supported by University of Leicester colleagues, is leading a cross-cutting Topic within the Project on cross-curricular approaches to inquiry in mathematics and science this week.

Keynote presentations will be given by Professor Michael Reiss from the University of London Institute of Education and Rosemary Feasey, a leading expert in primary science.

A range of smaller workshop sessions will also take place, led by experts from Leicester and elsewhere, from within and beyond the Fibonacci Project. Topics range from the use of Leicester’s Botanical Gardens to develop mathematics and science teaching, to sessions on linking mathematics and science to language development, opportunities to integrate the use of technology, and ‘Poetry and Magnetism’.

The workshop, ‘Integrating Inquiry Across Curricula’, continues from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 September.