ENGAGING TRAINEE TEACHERS OF SCIENCE  AND DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY IN CROSS  CURRICULA COLLABORATION – A CASE                ST...
Overview• Why bother?• Course structure• Workshop experience• Collaborations and comments• John-Steiner, White, STEM, Layt...
Why bother?Intimate relationship          Utility - Purpose                Initiate conversations as                soon a...
Course Structure            WorkshopEducation and Professional Studies
Workshop experience
The collaboration task
Collaborations and commentsGroup 1                           Group 2                          Group 3Smart putty as starti...
Discussion
Next steps• Exploring trainees’ attitudes to cross  curricula collaboration• Possibilities for pursuing collaboration• Exp...
Thanks for your attention   David Barlex Visiting Lecturer Roehampton University               david.barlex@btinternet.com...
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Engaging trainee teachers of science and design & technology in cross curricula collaboration – a case study

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This presentation explores the possibilities of developing innovative curricular by means of collaboration between teachers from different disciplines through the activities and outcomes of a one day workshop between trainee teachers in science and design & technology at a university in the East Midlands of England. Presented at TERC 2012: http://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/technology-education-research-conference-2012

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Engaging trainee teachers of science and design & technology in cross curricula collaboration – a case study

  1. 1. ENGAGING TRAINEE TEACHERS OF SCIENCE AND DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY IN CROSS CURRICULA COLLABORATION – A CASE STUDY David Barlex Visiting Lecturer Roehampton University david.barlex@btinternet.com @davidbarlex Sarah Davies Nottingham Trent University @sdsdavies sarah.davies@ntu.ac.uk Alison Hardy Nottingham Trent University alison.hardy@ntu.ac.uk @hardy_alison
  2. 2. Overview• Why bother?• Course structure• Workshop experience• Collaborations and comments• John-Steiner, White, STEM, Layton & Hardy• Next steps
  3. 3. Why bother?Intimate relationship Utility - Purpose Initiate conversations as soon as possible
  4. 4. Course Structure WorkshopEducation and Professional Studies
  5. 5. Workshop experience
  6. 6. The collaboration task
  7. 7. Collaborations and commentsGroup 1 Group 2 Group 3Smart putty as starting point Olympics with focus on Designing for the otherScience: cycling, running and field 90%Investigations Cycling – textiles and physics Water purificationStates of matter Running – food technology Science:Particle Theory and chemistry Separation techniquesD&T: Field events – resistant D&T:Investigation of products materials and biology Designing in response toDeveloping new products Justification real world issueJustification Enterprise JustificationUnderstanding ‘properties’ as a Community links Applying sciencesignificant idea Understanding howDesigning from science provided science worksdifferentiation Designing for society‘Real’ world applications give Enabling autonomousmotivation learning
  8. 8. Discussion
  9. 9. Next steps• Exploring trainees’ attitudes to cross curricula collaboration• Possibilities for pursuing collaboration• Exploring influence of staff responsible for ITE• Values of other stakeholders
  10. 10. Thanks for your attention David Barlex Visiting Lecturer Roehampton University david.barlex@btinternet.com Sarah Davies Nottingham Trent University sarah.davies@ntu.ac.uk Alison Hardy Nottingham Trent University alison.hardy@ntu.ac.uk

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