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Thursday, January 10 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Engaging Reluctant Learners Through Real-life Problems REPEATED (406)

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The agri-food industry is worth around £108 billion of GVA to our economy and provides over 3.7 million jobs. Where does STEM fit in? In an exciting practical session, we’ll be sticking elements of Ready Steady Cook, The Apprentice and Countryfile in a blender and producing some brilliant learning outcomes.
Presenting STEM learning within the context of engaging, real life problems gives children a sense of the purpose and direction of their learning, consequently improving their motivation and perseverance when tackling tricky topics.

As former primary school teachers, we understand the challenges faced by the profession and we have designed our resources with three main goals in mind: to save teachers time and reduce workload; to spark learners’ passion and enthusiasm for STEM subjects and to convey important messages about food and nutrition through a cross-curricular, project-based  approach.

In this session, we will guide you through the NFU’s new cross-curricular project-based educational resources that use real life problems faced by the nation’s farmers and business owners as engaging contexts for learning.

Expect a session of ideas for exciting practical activities and projects and a free scheme of teaching and learning resources that will allow you to infuse your wider curriculum with engaging STEM learning opportunities.

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Jennie Devine

National Farmers' Union (NFU)
Until August 2018, I was an upper key stage 2 teacher and Maths leader at a large primary school. I have now joined the NFU Education team and I am very excited to be launching our new range of project-based schemes of STEM teaching: Farming STEMterprise.BENEFITS OF FARMING STEMTERPRISE:• High... Read More →
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Josh Payne

Education Manager, National Farmers' Union (NFU)
I'm the Education Manager for the National Farmers Union. After leaving teaching in 2013, I embarked on a career in STEM outreach.My most recent role, before joining the NFU, was Major Projects and Development Manager at the STEM charity The Smallpeice Trust, working with partners... Read More →

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National Farmers' Union

National Farmer's Union
We're on a mission to bring farming education to schools in England & Wales. Sharing educational best practice in the sector and providing top resources.Talk to us about:Farmng STEMterprise - our brand new primary STEM scheme of work completely free to schools.Farmvention - our STEM... Read More →

Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)