Education and Training Foundation (ETF) experts will feature at four sessions at the 2022 Association for Science Education Conference – the largest science education conference in Europe – which takes place at Sheffield Hallam University from 5–8 January.
The first three sessions, which are part of the event’s specific post-16 strand, take place on Thursday 6 January.
At 8.30am, ETF National Head of Technical Education Cerian Ayres will lead ‘T Levels – If you can see it, you can be it!’ The session will explore how effective partnership working and good careers education can develop learners’ self-belief, confidence, and agency, and will discuss inclusion and how encounters with employers, STEM Ambassadors and influential role models can make the difference.
At 11am, Cerian will be joined by ETF National Head of Education for Sustainable Development, Charlotte Bonner, for a session focused on ‘Preparing learners for the world of work and the work of the world’. They will look at how education for sustainable development is increasingly being recognised as a core component of quality education and the development of the skills desired by employers that help achieve sustainability goals.
At 1pm, Cerian will lead the post-16 keynote: ‘T Levels – bringing the world of work to life’. This interactive session will discuss T Levels in the context of the current technical education landscape, with insights from colleagues who are currently delivering the level 3 technical qualifications. It will also explore the ETF’s role-, route- and T Level-specific T Level Professional Development offer, which is available at no cost to support those currently delivering, or preparing to deliver, the qualifications.
On Friday 7 January, at 1pm, Cerian will deliver ‘Considering a career in FE teaching?’, a session aimed at graduates, industry experts and armed services leavers who may be considering a teaching career in Further Education. It will consider why this is a good time to join the sector and profile the support available through the ETF’s FE workforce development offer.
The ETF-led sessions are part of an extensive programme of keynotes, lectures and workshops designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in science education, including teachers, technicians, consultants, local education authority leads and ITE lecturers. The event also includes a marketplace of science resources, featuring a diverse range of exhibitors who will be on hand to provide inspiring ideas.
For further details and to purchase tickets, visit the event website.