Whitelands/LASAR Conference 2017

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Epistemic Insight and Big Questions for Classrooms 27th October 2017.

This year LASAR’s symposium will be convened jointly with Whitelands College at Roehampton University.

 It will take place at Whitelands College, Roehampton University from 11am – 5pm.

 The theme of the conference is ‘Epistemic Insight and Big Questions for Classrooms’.

 The symposium is designed in particular for teachers, teacher educators, researchers, academics … and those interested in science, religion and education.

Input 1: ‘What are some of the big questions and why do we ask them?’ (Prof Tom McLeish, Durham).

Input 2: Wonder –  people assume wonder is a good thing but how do we build on ‘wonder’ to achieve an educational outcome? (Bishop Richard Cheetham, Kingston).

Input 3: Formats and reductionism: How can we make best use of the combinations of science classes and RE classes? A case study looking at reductionism and biology (Prof Michael Reiss and Ms Alexis Stones, UCL) .

Input 4: Epistemic Insight means ‘knowledge about knowledge’. A curriculum for EI strategically bridges subject borders and is intended to help teachers to identify and address any gaps and confusions in students’ developing thinking about ways to address Big Questions (Prof Berry Billingsley and Dr Matt Pritchard, CCCU).

Input 5: Thought experiments other methods used by scholars in multiple disciplines (Dr David Hay, Kings).

For more information e – mail LASAR at: lasar@canterbury.ac.uk




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