Food and Science Progression Pathways twilight session at UHI Longman Campus, Inverness
Tuesday 12th May 2015, 4.30 – 7.30pm
Free CLPL session
Delegates can sign up here
or by contacting Lorna Aitken on Lorna.Aitken@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk or 0141 0141282 5215
Recommended for: primary and secondary practitioners with responsibilities for sciences, technologies and food and health planning.
Food and drink offers an engaging and practical context for learning within Curriculum for Excellence, in particular for science, technology, engineering and maths. It also provides opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and for rich and meaningful partnerships between schools, the food and drink industry and other partners such as academia and research organisations.
This event aims to further explore these links and demonstrate to practitioners how to use food and drink as a context for delivering STEM subjects.
In light of the publication of Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce , the event also aims to highlight progression pathways and qualifications available to young people interested in a career in food and drink.
4.00-5.00: Registration, light refreshments, networking and an opportunity to network and meet the partners in the Food and Science marketplace. Meet a wider range of experts who can help with practical ideas and ways of using food as a context across learning, providing pathways for careers in food and drink.
5.00 – 6.20: Micro presentations from:
Education Scotland – Food for Thought – Food and Science Education linked to providing pathways for careers in food and drink
Scottish Food and Drink Federation – How to link real life industrial applications to food education in schools
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) – sharing their new resources and how they can support education
SQA – What qualifications can support food education and lead to careers in the food and drink industry
Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC) – sharing exciting classroom resources and activities in food chemistry
UHI – Opportunities in Further and Higher Education and progression pathways
Baxters Food Group – How industry can support schools to demonstrate real life context for science in the workplace. Real life careers Food Science and Engineering
Food and Drink and STEM Ambassadors – What we can offer schools
6.20 – 7.30 : Interactive Workshops; bringing real life science to the classroom:
An opportunity for practitioners to participate in a number of food and science workshops that demonstrate the links between food and science and developing skills for our food and drink industry.
Discover the resources available from a range of organisations to support your planning for learning and teaching in the context of food and drink. Hear a selection of micro-presentations, explore exhibitor stands, take away free resources, network with colleagues and take the chance to participate in practical workshops that you can use in the classroom .
Delivered by Education Scotland, Scottish Food and Drink Federation, University of Highlands and Islands, STEMNET and partners