Our January STEAM Session will explore the opportunities and challenges of learning through creative hands-on making, and the benefits that this can offer to learners and educators. Drawing on research, case studies and pedagogy, we’ll explore how spaces for making, collaboration and maker-mindsets can support learners in developing skills such as creativity and problem-solving.
Joining us in conversation will be guest speakers Zoe Dennington (Head of Learning and Participation at the Crafts Council), Dr. Alison Buxton (Director of Maker Futures & Teacher in Maker Space Education at the University of Sheffield) and Pat Link (Teacher of Engineering and Facilitator of Neston High School Makerspace).
What are ‘STEAM Sessions’?
‘STEAM Sessions’ are a FREE series of bi-monthly events, exploring with educators how STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) learning is able to prepare our children and young people to face future environmental and social challenges in a rapidly changing world.
Each session is a FREE live Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event, featuring conversation with expert guest speakers from national & international STEAM-linked organisations. STEAM sessions are part of the Institute of STEAM, which is a partnership between Derby Museums and Rolls-Royce.
This session will be an ‘Illuminate’ STEAM sessions:
Illuminate sessions shine a spotlight on a broad theme related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) learning. We’ll also be hosting an ‘Investigate’ session in March, delving a little deeper into this particular STEAM-learning-related issue and considering together how it may relate to your own practice as an educator.
*STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths
Suitable for teachers and other educators
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