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Thursday, January 10 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Promoting Curiosity (172)

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How do you promote curiosity? How do you stimulate children's authentic questions about scientific phenomena and encourage them to share their observations and ideas? This session will explore some practical approaches and theoretical issues related to engaging children in authentic intellectual activity to promote scientific learning.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Forster

Colin Forster

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
I am endlessly intrigued by questions about the purpose of this thing we call 'education'. Here are some examples of what I like to mull over: | | What's the point of teaching science in the primary school? Is it to help children remember random facts or to develop their ability... Read More →
avatar for Jude Penny

Jude Penny

Senior Lecturer Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
After many years leading science in an East London KS 2 school, I joined the science team at the University of Gloucestershire in 2010 , teaching primary science on the undergraduate and post graduate programmes . As well as primary science , my interests and passion lie with P4C... Read More →
avatar for Russ Shalofsky

Russ Shalofsky

Senior Lecturer in primary Science Education, University of Gloucestershire
"It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out!" (Carl Sagan or Prof. Walter Kotschnig). | I am a teacher, academic and enthusiast and I am especially interested in: | • deep engagement in primary science' | • 'big' ideas' & 'good-enough-for-now' ones... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 201