Lectures & Events

PDMT Graduation 2020

“Congratulations to our 108 teachers from the Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching who were conferred today at the University of Limerick. The PDMT, which is jointly accredited by the University of Limerick and NUI Galway, funded by the Department of Education and Skills and led by EPI*STEM, has now graduated over 1000 teachers since 2012. This is a fantastic Continue Reading

Book Launch Mathematical Modelling for Teachers: A practical guide to applicable mathematics education

On October 24th 2019 the book Mathematical Modelling for Teachers: A practical guide to applicable mathematics education was launched in EPI STEM. This book was co-authored by Prof Juergen Maasz, Dr Niamh O’Meara, Dr Patrick Johnson and Prof John O’Donoghue and is a practical textbook that can be used by both pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers. The book speaks directly Continue Reading

WiSTEM²D Awards Ceremony 2019/2020

On November 7th 2019, the University of Limerick and Johnson and Johnson collaboration known as the WiSTEM²D Programme was brought together once again at Plassey House. The 10 Individual Award Winners and 3 runners up were presented with their awards. The ‘Women in Science Technology Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (WiSTEM2D) awards ceremony at the University of Limerick was a Continue Reading

Visitors from the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University

In September 2019 Colleagues from the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University visited EPI•STEM, the National Centre for STEM Education. WSU colleagues, expertise spans mathematics and science education, educational technology, educational psychology ,social psychology, sociology of education, teacher professional development, health education, and higher education. During their visit the following series of seminars was presented: Discontinuity across the Continue Reading

WiSTEM²D Program Launch 2019/2020

WiSTEM²D 2019/2020 Program Launches! The Women in STEM2D Awards Program officially launched on 15th September 2019. This year, the program is using a promotion video as a method of attracting applicants. Please find the video at the following link: https://vimeo.com/360528145                                 Along with the video, Continue Reading

IT ALL STEMS FROM MATHS

Limerick and Clare schools selected for “Numeracy Across the Curriculum” pilot programme University of Limerick, Monday 20th May: EPISTEM, the National Centre for STEM Education based in the University of Limerick, today announced a new “Numeracy Across the Curriculum” (NAC) initiative. A year-long research and development project with the goal of developing strategies for teaching numeracy across the curriculum, the initiative will Continue Reading

EPI•STEM Lecture Series: A talk by Dr. Andrew Cousins

By Dr. Andrew Cousins (PhD., B.Mus., B.Sc., P.Grad.Dip.Ed., A.Mus.A. (Piano), GAICD, MACE, MACEL), Deputy Principal at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Tuesday 21st May 2019, 14h00, Room A1-065 Title of Talk: Strategic direction, Curriculum construction and ‘The Lighthouse’ at PLC Perth. Abstract: Andrew is currently the Deputy Principal at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. PLC is Continue Reading

EPI•STEM Lecture Series: A talk by Professor Katherine Safford-Ramus

Professor Katherine Safford-Ramus , Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, New Jersey   Thursday 2nd May 2019, 13h00, Room A1-065 Title of Talk: Getting Started with OER: A Guide to Finding, Reviewing, and Creating   Katherine Safford-Ramus is a Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Saint Peter’s University, Jer-sey City, New Jersey. Her research focuses on adults Continue Reading

EPI•STEM Lecture Series: A talk by Professor Janette Bobis

Professor Janette Bobis, Professor of Mathematics Education and Director of Research in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.   Friday 12th April 2019, 13h00, Room A1-065 Title of Talk: Developing the Conceptual Sophistication for Ambitious Teaching of Mathematics Abstract: In this presentation, Janet describes particular pedagogies of enactment (Grossman & McDonald, 2008) embedded Continue Reading

EPI•STEM Lecture Series: A talk by Professor Diana Coben

Professor Diana Coben, PhD FRSA FHEA, is Emeritus Professor of Adult Numeracy at King’s College London and Visiting Professor in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia, UK.   Monday 4th March 13h00 to 14h00, Room A1-065 Title of talk: Numeracy for Nursing: A challenge for safety-critical workplace mathematics Abstract: This seminar will outline current Continue Reading

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