News from the 'Practice Transfer Partnership: Strategic Regional Working with Schools and Colleges'
The Partnership was launched at a conference on Tuesday 15th November, at the University of Glamorgan in South Wales to an expectant audience.
The day began with a look at why Higher Education should become involved in outreach delivery, and was followed by a series of very lively presentations from a number of experienced STEM presenters on how to target, engage and deliver high quality learning through exciting and innovative approaches.
Dr Kelly BeRube enthused the audience with the educational opportunities presented by human mucus, and particularly ‘bogeys’, and their fascination to primary school aged children. Dr Suzy Kean discussed engaging older pupils in molecular recognition through forensic science and murder mysteries and Dr Tom Crick explained how Computing is ‘the Science of Nearly Everything’. Jon Chase could have stolen the show with his Rap Science while the afternoon workshops provided a valuable opportunity for some ‘hands-on’ sampling of science outreach kits from SEE Science.
The next stage will be to transfer some of these exciting approaches to STEM departments to other universities.
Alison Braddock, the Regional Director of HE STEM (Wales), said, “We are delighted with the success of the launch and look forward to working with many new partners through this exciting new project”.
For more information, you can view the First Campus PTP pages online at http://www.hestem.ac.uk/activity/practice-transfer-partnerships/SRW