Drexel University

Re-Conceptualizing Mathematics Education to Build a More Inclusive STEM Community

Posted on April 23, 2018

Drexel’s Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE) is a center at Drexel University that focuses on improving STEM teaching and learning from K-12 through faculty development. We host a seminar series and have an upcoming talk on Tuesday, April 24 from 2-3 pm at our center.

The speaker is Catherine Paolucci, PhD, Associate Professor and 2017-2018 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation and her talk is titled: “Re-Conceptualizing Mathematics Education to Build a More Inclusive STEM Community.”

Seminar Abstract:
Social, political, and cultural factors play an important role in mathematics education and shape students’ beliefs about their own potential for further studies and careers in STEM fields. This presentation will address some of the challenges created by these factors in a range of educational contexts, with a particular focus on the barriers they can create for students from diverse backgrounds. During this interactive discussion, we will also explore concrete examples of how mathematics teachers and teacher educators can turn these challenges into opportunities to engage their students and colleagues in new ways to promote rich, integrated STEM learning.

Learn more and register:
Please learn more about the talk, Dr. Paolucci, and register, here. The talk is appropriate for anyone interested in STEM teaching and learning, and diversity and inclusion in the STEM fields.



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