FOR TEACHERS: Inquiry workshops and related events
June and August 2013
We're delighted to announce our 2013 Inquiry workshops which will be held at DCU from the 4th - 7th June and 20th - 23rd August 2013. These workshops focus on the teaching and learning of science, in particular chemistry and biology through an inquiry approach. Materials and resources shared will be suitable for Junior Cycle science.
Please contact the CASTeL office to register.
RDS Science Live for Teachers-Primary Teachers' Workshops,
CASTeL will be running a one-day workshop for primary school teachers as part of RDS Science Live for Teachers Programe on the 17th November 2012 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. During this workshop, teachers will be given the opportunity to undertake experiments in all three areas of the primary science curriculum.
"Research and innovation in mathematics and science education"
CASTeL – the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Teaching & Learning – is a multidisciplinary research team involving scientists, mathematicians and educationalists from Dublin City University (DCU) and St Patrick's College, Drumcondra (SPD).
The expertise of the members encompasses the science disciplines and mathematics, in addition to education. CASTeL’s research has the aim of improving the learning of science and mathematics at all levels of the educational system.
In addition to this research focus, CASTeL supports science and mathematics promotion activities in partnership with many local and national organisations, and specialised training and consultancy services for science and mathematics education are also available.