Seminar on STEM Education in Schools by CoolThink@JC: Approaching Curriculum Design for STEM Education and Computational Thinking (FULL)

The degree and nature of investments in STEM education – in terms of time, money and manpower, for example – mean that it is critical for school educators to think about how to ensure that the outcomes of the investment will privilege the whole of their school community instead of only certain sectors. A Seminar, under CoolThink@JC funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, on Approaching Curriculum Design for STEM Education and Computational Thinking by Dr. Kenneth LIM Yang-Teck will be organized by The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) on 20 October 2017 (Friday). The Seminar will be followed by Parallel Workshops on Micro:bit application by Dr. Lim’s research team.

Date: 20 October 2017 (Friday)
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Venue: Block E, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po
(Please refer to the Programme below for the location of the Seminar and Parallel Workshops.)
 
Language of Seminar and Workshops: English
Important Notes:
1. Priority will be given to local primary and secondary school teachers in workshop enrollment.2. We strongly recommend that participants get to EdUHK by public transport. Very limited parking spaces will be provided on first-come-first-served basis. Please send your request to coding@eduhk.hk if needed.

Programme:

Time Activity Location
2:00pm Opening Conference Centre (E-P-01), Podium Level, Block E, EdUHK
2:10pm Seminar on Approaching Curriculum Design for STEM Education and Computational Thinking from the Perspective of Disciplinary Intuitions by Dr. Kenneth Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (FULL)
3:10pm Break
3:25pm Parallel Workshops on Investigating our Local Micro-Climates with Micro:bit Boards (FULL) Classrooms in Block E, EdUHK
(Exact location will be informed to participants upon successful registration.)

 

 


Seminar on Approaching Curriculum Design for STEM Education and Computational Thinking

Speaker: Dr. Kenneth LIM Yang-Teck 
(Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

About the Seminar:

Dr. Lim will outline a framework for thinking about the curriculum design for STEM education and computational participation (Kafai and Burke, 2014) which can potentially provide teachers and school leaders with a diversity of intervention points, taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of learners. The framework is founded on Dr. Lim’s experience working with teachers in several countries, helping them to approach curriculum design from the point of view of surfacing learner intuitions for more authentic learning.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Kenneth Lim operates at the intersection of cultural anthropology, the learning sciences and cognitive psychology. As a former Visiting Scholar at the Education University of Hong Kong in 2015, Dr. Lim is one of about a dozen people worldwide to have been invited by UNESCO as a member of the organization’s Symposia on the Future of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016 – 2017. He has extensive experience in curriculum design, teaching and training in various contexts, and designing research interventions around the investigation of new media literacies. Dr. Lim conceptualized the Six Learnings framework of curriculum design for fictive worlds and virtual environments. Most recently, his team has designed Maker Motes, a field-based inquiry curriculum using open-source hardware and software.

 

Parallel Workshops on Investigating our Local Micro-Climates with Micro:bit Boards

About the Workshops:

Participants will learn how to connect weather sensors to a Micro:bit board and transmit the sensor readings via Bluetooth to a computer. They will then engage in a facilitated discussion on possible STEM lessons on the investigation of local micro-climates using data gathered from Micro:bit. It is expected that participants will have a greater understanding of how to set up Micro:bit boards to gather weather data, as well as how to design STEM lessons to investigate local micro-climates using these data.

 


Registration & Enquiries:

All are welcome to join this Seminar and Workshop. Registration is on first-come-first-served basis at
https://anonmach.ied.edu.hk/machform/view.php?id=2290. Please reserve your seat by 13 October 2017.
Should you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact us at coding@eduhk.hk or (852) 2948-8554 (Ms Law) / (852) 2948-8598 (Ms Lam).

 

 

 

Tags: , , ,

Comments are closed.