Aug 262015
 

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Careers in Food & Drink Teach Meet Tuesday 8th September 4pm – 7pm

National Library of Scotland

Aimed at upper primary / secondary teachers with a focus on food education and science.

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/newsandevents/events/2015/eventgeneral_tcm4865416.asp

Network and hear from organisations including Scottish Food & Drink Federation, College Development Network, Queen Margaret University, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Education Scotland and industry partners regarding careers in food and drink in Scotland. There will also be an opportunity at the end to visit the Lifting the Lid exhibition currently on at the venue.

Aug 262015
 

ComPound Interest

Fat is an important nutrient in our diets, but there’s a lot of talk of different types of fats, and whether these types are beneficial or harmful to our health. These different fat classifications have their roots in chemistry – and chemistry can also help explain their effects. This graphic takes a look at the different classifications, their sources, and briefly about how they act in our body.

 

Aug 242015
 

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Food and drink offers an engaging and practical context for learning within Curriculum for Excellence and provides opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and for rich and meaningful partnerships between schools, the food and drink organisations 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 a range of subjects.

Recommended for: primary and secondary practitioners with responsibilities for sciences, technologies, food & health and business studies planning for learning and transition experiences from second level to senior phase.

For more information click Food Chain CLPL – Craibstone 17th September 2015 JULY 2015-1

Jun 302015
 

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The Science of Nutrition

Explore the science behind what you eat with this free online course.

About the course

Are we really what we eat? And how do we know what is in our food?

This free online course will look to answer some of these questions, by looking at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and physics. You’ll look at the components of food that are given on food labels and consider how these are processed by the body.

There will be some human biology, focusing on the digestive system, including the liver, and the bloodstream, which carries the processed food components to all parts of the body. You will also find out how much energy different sorts of foods supply.

You will have the opportunity to carry out some experiments to find out a little more about the role that acid plays in digestion and how enzymes work, as well as working out how much energy is contained in a single peanut.

Finally, you’ll consider some of the advice that is given about what constitutes a healthy diet and how overconsumption has lead to an obesity epidemic in many countries of the world.

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Starts September 21st – join here

May 222015
 

Education Scotland is looking to recruit two DOs to help us take forward our ambitious programme of support for 3-18 sciences.

Development Officer (DO)
Dates: Apply by 07/06/2015
Location: Any Education Scotland Office
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: 23 month secondment
Education Scotland is Scotland’s national improvement agency for education. Our role is to promote improvement through innovation and change in the education system, from the early years to adult learning. We are committed to embedding our values of excellence, creativity, integrity and respect in everything we do.
To help us drive our ambitious agenda for improving outcomes for Scottish learners, we are now recruiting secondees to work within key areas of the organisation.
Development Officers work in partnership with colleagues from across the education system, Scottish Government and other national organisations to develop, promote and support effective and innovative approaches within their specialist areas. Working in teams led by Senior Education Officers, we are seeking Development Officers in the following areas:
Expressive Arts
Science
Health & Wellbeing
Technologies
Candidates should possess a relevant degree in teaching and be registered with the GTCS. You should also have excellent knowledge of Curriculum for Excellence and be able to contribute to its continued development and implementation. Demonstrable experience in the relevant discipline is required with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
The Development Officer posts are being offered on a 23 month secondment basis and can be based out of any of the Education Scotland offices subject to local availability.
For further information and to download an application form, please visit our website at www.educationscotland.gov.uk/vacancies
Closing date for application: Midnight on Sunday 7 June 2015
Applications should be returned electronically to edshr@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk

Mar 062015
 

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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

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