Senior Rocket Scientists: Using Space as a Cross Curricular Theme ( Course Code SU-16-09)
Tutor(s) Catherine Daly and Vincent Casey
Venue: Honey Fitz Theatre, Lough Gur, Co. Limerick
Dates: 4-8 July
Times: 9.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Fee: € 35
How to book: Via the Limerick Education Centre online system by going to http://www.lec.ie/news-listing/News/summer-course-schedule-2016.html
Course Outline: This 5 day professional development course, based at the Honey Fitz Theatre, Lough Gur, Co Limerick, from 4th– 8th of July 2016 is a joint collaboration between the Centre and The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland. This course explores teaching approaches and will focus on inquiry-based learning and how to use the “DPSM/ESERO Framework of Inquiry”. It will assist participants to develop a cross-curricular approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) using Space as a theme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on mathematical, literacy, science and geography.