You're invited to the inaugural First Year Science Educators Colloquium
When: Thursday 23 - Friday 24 November 2017
Where: Victoria University of Wellington (Kelburn Campus)
FYSEC is the only forum in New Zealand that brings together the instructors of first year science students with secondary school science teachers to discuss the unique challenges they face in teaching science and explore solutions.
It will also be an opportunity to sample the latest educational technologies and new types of learning spaces.
Our goal is to support educators to deliver a first-year science experience that is second to none.
FYSEC will run over two days, with breakout sessions for key science areas – Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Maths, and Human Health & Psychology. Attendees can choose to come to one, or both days.
We are pleased to announce that attendance at the conference is free! Spaces are limited - so register to secure your spot (you can attend on one, or both, days)
Thursday 23 November: Bridging the Gap (These sessions will focus on how to support student to successfully transition from secondary to tertiary education. We encourage secondary school teachers to attend this day).
Friday 24 November : Inclusive Learning (The second day will focus on embracing diversity in the classroom, and strategies to ensure all students are equally catered to.)
We invite individuals and groups to express their interest in participating in this year’s colloquium by offering a presentation.
Conventional conference presentations, involving research activities, findings and reflections are welcome, and we are also keen to see sessions that may involve more unconventional formats: posters, panels, working groups, master classes, and facilitated workshops.
Sessions run in 20 minute blocks; we are also open to shorter 3 minute ‘micro sessions’ or 7-slides-in-7-minutes if there is demand. This could be an opportunity to discuss a specific issue, or briefly discuss a strategy that has been successful.
If you are interested in presenting, please submit a brief overview of your planned topic before 30 September 2017.