Conference programme

Conference programme

Local Time (IE)

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 9:50 Conference Opening

Professor Anne Looney, Executive Dean of Education (Dublin City University)

9:50 – 10:20 Introducing ATS STEM: Key themes

Associate Professor Dr Eamon Costello and Professor Deirdre Butler (Dublin City University)

10:20 – 11:10 Transformative skills in schools: Stories from Europe
Students, teachers and teacher mentors from three countries share their experiences of working with students to develop transversal skills.

Ireland: Siobhán Kavanagh (teacher mentor). Kildare Education Centre
Spain: Alberto Sacido (teacher), Lucía Gil (student) and Berta Maside (Student). IES Rosalía de Castro from Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
Sweden: Åsa Johansson (teacher) and Elisabeth Hagman (teacher). Höglundaskolan, Haninge

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 11:50 Address by Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland

11:50 – 12:00 Address by Minister of Education Ireland Norma Foley

12:00 – 12:45 Guest Speaker

Irish engineer, scientist, writer and perform Dr Niamh Shaw

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 15:10 Poster showcase from case study schools

15:10 – 15:25 Keynote Address

Lessons from Assess@Learning – Katja Engelhardt, Education Analyst (European Schoolnet)

15:25 – 16:05 Panel Discussion: From practice to policy and back again to nurture key STEM skills

Moderated by Dr Eamon Costello (Dublin City University)
Karen Murtagh (Irish Department of Education) 
Dr Borut Čampelj (Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport)
Dr Jarmo Vitelli (Tampere University)
Dr Eva Hartell (Haninge municipality/KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

16:05 – 16:15 Closing Remarks

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