Lectures & Events

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

Visiting Lecturer, Dr Sharon Mc Auliffe, Senior Lecturer, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Visiting Lecturer, Dr Sharon Mc Auliffe, Senior Lecturer, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Dr Sharon Mc Auliffe, Senior Lecturer: GET Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education – Mowbray, Cape Peninsula University of Technology visited EPI•STEM on Wednesday 3rd October 2018. Dr McAuliffe is part of a National Department of Higher Education and EU project for primary initial teacher education - PrimTEd Continue Reading

Visiting Lecturer Dr Craig Pournara, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Dr Craig Pournara, from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, visited EPI•STEM from 13-16 August 2018. Dr Pournara is Director of the Marang Centre for Mathematics and Science Education at Wits University, and hosted a visit by Professor Merrilyn Goos, Director of EPI•STEM, in January 2018. We asked him about the goals and highlights of his visit. (1) What was Continue Reading

EPI•STEM Lecture Series: A talk by Professor Marika Kapanadze

Prof. Marika Kapanadze Head of Science Education Research Center SALiS, Ilia State University, Georgia.   Tuesday 29th August 11h00 to 12h00, Room A1-065 Title of Talk: The Impact of EU Funded Projects from the Perspective of an Eastern European Country During the talk will be discussed EU funded projects (SALiS, Chain Reaction, PROFILES; LeAGUe) in Science Education and it’s impact Continue Reading

EPI•STEM Lecture Series: A talk by Dr Tom Carroll

Dr Tom Carroll, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, University College Cork   Tuesday 9th May 14h00 to 15h00, Room A1-065 Title of talk: Transitioning to e-assessment in mathematics education   Abstract: Transitioning to e-assessment in mathematics education’ is a joint project between UCC and CIT funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. The aims of the Continue Reading

STEM Colloquium

EPI•STEM, National Centre for STEM Education, School of Education, are hosting a STEM Colloquium with a team of Swedish academics lead by Dr Thomas Ginner, Senior adviser, Centre for School Technology Education (CETIS), Linkopings universitet. The STEM Colloquium will serve the purpose of collaboration under the themes of ‘An overview of the Irish school system’, ‘Technology education in Ireland’, and ‘The Continue Reading

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