STEM education and maths reform #STEMreformSA

6-8 August 2018

The ‘STEM Education and Maths Reform’ Discussion Forum will be held from 6-8 August 2018. (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.) proSET (Professionals in science, engineering and technology) is hosting this 3-day event with NSTF member, Ukuqonda Institute. proSET is a sector of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) representing Professional Bodies and Learned Societies.

South Africa continues to suffer from problems in its school education system, notably in STEM subjects. University graduation in STEM-related courses is around 20%, contributing to a dire need for high level skills in STEM areas. All along the education ‘pipeline’ there are problems affecting the next level. Studies and statistics call for urgent intervention across all STEM subjects and all grades of schooling. See the concept document for further background.

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VIDEOS FROM THE EVENT


Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3: STEM education and maths reform #STEMreformSA

Speakers: Prof John Bradley, Ms Elspeth Mmatladi Khembo, Dr Mampone Seopa, Dr Dudu Mkhize, Prof Hamsa Venkatakrishnan, Prof Koeno Gravemeijer, Prof Alwyn Olivier, Prof Paul Cobb, Prof Satsope Maoto


PRESENTATIONS FROM THE EVENT


Science Oscars and Matric Pass Rates – Quality and Quantity in STEM Education

Prof John Bradley, Honorary Professor: Department of Education, University of the Witwatersrand (1998 NSTF Award Winner)

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The Reviewed National Strategy for Mathematics, Science and Technology MST Education in GET & FET (2019-2030)

Ms Elspeth Mmatladi Khembo, Project Manager: MST Conditional Grant, Department of Basic Education

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How to improve STEM education by supporting teachers

Dr Mampone Seopa, Limpopo Department of Education

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An engineering perspective on required skills in STEM

Prof Louis Lagrange, South African Institute of Agricutural Engineers (SAIAE)

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An engineering perspective on required skills in STEM

Ms Teresa Hattingh, Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE)

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Session on proSET interactive cartoon and brainstorm

Mr Richard Gunderson, proSET Committee

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The nature and value of interventions in mathematics education by NGO’s

Prof Kerstin Jordaan, South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF)

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Integrating EPICS And Industry 4.0 Projects Into Engineering Curricula To Develop Graduate Attributes

Mr Mohamed Sameer Hoosain, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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An Overview of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of the Western Cape Natural and Physical Sciences Teacher Development Programme

Dr Mark Herbert, South African Institute of Physics (SAIP)

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Supporting STEM Education/STEM EDUCATION RESEARCH: SAARMSTE Research School

Prof Hamsa Venkatakrishnan, Southern African Association dedicated to the advancement of research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE)

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STEM According to HRD Strategy-2030 & NDP

Dr Dudu Mkhize, Human Resource Development Council (HRDC)

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Children’s potentials and powers for mathematical thinking in the early grades

Nicky Roberts and Ingrid Mostert

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Coherence and taskification issues: A long walk to quality mathematics teaching in South Africa

Prof Hamsa Venkatakrishnan, Southern African Association dedicated to the advancement of research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE)

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Classroom culture, teacher’s beliefs and learner’s beliefs

Alwyn Olivier

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What makes Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) reform challenging and how we may adapt to these challenges?

Prof Koeno Gravemeijer

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Challenges of and Opportunities for reform and numeracy in early algebra education

Piet Human, Ukuqonda Institute,

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Managing a plurality of ideas and recommendations

Satsope Maoto, Faculty of Humanities, University of Limpopo

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Improving the Quality of Mathematics Teaching and Learning on a Large Scale: Challenges and Opportunities

Paul Cobb, Vanderbilt University

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