STEMI Community Of Practice Webinar
On a biennial basis, the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) together with NRF-SAASTA and ASTEMI, which constitute the conference planning committee, organise and host a STEMI CoP conference. The conference serves as a platform for engagements in innovative ideas that can be transformed into actions, for sharing of best practices and for collaborative problem-solving around issues pertaining to STEM education.
As a build-up to the 2023 conference, scheduled to take place from 04-07 July 2023, DSI and NRF-SAASTA will be hosting virtual workshops in the form of webinars for identified key stakeholders. The webinars will create an opportunity for engagements on the theme of the conference, and for other robust engagements that will inform and shape the upcoming conference.
The webinar will provide information on the objectives of the community of practice as well as the conference. Areas of collaboration between various stakeholders (e.g. HEIs, professional bodies, and educators) will be outlined with the main aim to create a culture of science in schools which, amongst others, incorporates STEMI Olympiads and related Competitions. The webinars will also be a platform to create awareness, and share details of the 2023 STEMI CoP conference.
The STEMI CoP webinar will be hosted on Tuesday, 04 April 2023 @ 14:00.
Dr. Erna Lampen
Dr. Erna Lampen is currently a senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Curriculum Studies where she teaches mathematics education courses at various levels. Her research and her practice is aimed at the question of how individual reasoning can be used as the bedrock of mathematical reasoning, and how such reasoning become habits of a society.