Conference week: Supporting chemistry education – beyond lockdown
Running all next week (22-26 June), our digital Conference Week brings together a host of high profile guest speakers to discuss and share best practice for supporting chemistry education now and after lockdown.
Running from 10am-5pm every day, some of the brightest minds working in the chemical sciences today will be on hand to inspire you for the year ahead.
With an opening speech from Professor Tom Welton, President-elect of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Imperial College London, and words from Professor Dame Carol Robinson, RSC President and Chair of Dr Lee’s Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, the event is one simply not to be missed.
The week-long programme will cover several aspects of chemistry education, including career progression and how using CPD can help you escape the education ‘hamster wheel’. Caro Garrett from the University of Southampton’s session How to teach the mole will also provide tips on how to reach different types of pupils.
A discussion forum, Key Misconceptions, on tackling myths around chemistry will be one of the livelier sessions, while chemistry teacher Adam Boxer and Andy Chandler-Grevatt will share their experiences as former RSC Scholars in the What I Wish I’d Known sessions.
CLEAPSS’ Matt Endean will be on hand to provide invaluable advice for returning to the classroom as well as negotiating the curriculum with two sessions across the week, on the 22nd and 23rd, with both sessions likely to be very popular.
And as we begin to plan for the end of lockdown, past-president of the RSC, Professor Sir John Holman, who is currently President of the Association for Science Education and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, will urge us to seize the day.
The whole conference is provided free of charge – view the programme and register to attend here.