Minisymposium 2005 on K-16 Collaborations

Bryn Mawr College K-12 Summer Institute Program
Bryn Mawr Haverford K-16 Collaborations in Science and Mathematics Education
With support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Friday, 29 July 2005

A half day conversation among K12 and college/university educators about how to work together to assure better education for all students at all educational levels, with particular reference to science and mathematics.

THE QUESTIONS:

  • How could higher education better prepare and support K12 educators?
  • What insights into education can K12 educators provide to higher educators?
  • How can we all better work together to assure meaningful and effective education for all?

Session 1: Thoughts of K12 Educators

Session 2: Existing K16 Collaborative Programs

Session 3 What Can/Needs to be Better?

Meeting arrangements

Participant List

Photo Gallery

On-line Forum Conversation

OBJECTIVE:
To bring together K-12 and college/university educators to discuss ways that they can better work together to create optimal learning environments for all students at all levels of the the educational system, with particular reference to assuring effective education with science and mathematics.

BACKGROUND:
Though often regarded and treated as separate activities, K-12 and college/university/graduate education are fundamentally and intricately interdependent. Those engaged in college/university/graduate education are themselves the products of K-12 education and K-12 educators are in turn the products of college/university/graduate education. The reciprocal relationships make it hard to imagine meaningful educational innovation without effective exchange of ideas and aspirations between K-12 and college/university/graduate educators.

Given their professional experiences, together with their experiences both as undergraduates and as students in education and other graduate programs, K-12 educators have a particularly advantageous perspective from which to make suggestions about how to improve both K-12 and college/university education. At the same time, college/university/graduate faculty have distinctive perspectives and resources that can be beneficial to K-12 educators. What is needed is greater conversation between the two groups, predicated on the presumption that such exchange is very much in the best interests of both, as well as of more effective experiences at all levels of the educational system.

For earlier conversations in this series see





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