by Claire Miller
Nazeem Edwards, physics and chemistry education professor in the Curriculum Studies Department at Stellenbosch University, will discuss challenges for science education in South Africa with College of Education students, faculty and staff April 6 as part of the college's Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
Edwards joined the faculty at Stellenbosch University in 2006. A doctoral student, his research focuses on developing pre-service science teachers' conceptual understanding in physics, with a particular focus on electricity. Previously, he taught physical sciences for 17 years at two high schools in Cape Town and served as the head of the science department for six years.
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
Research Wednesdays is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the COE Forum, Room 1030. A list of upcoming speakers is available to the general public on the COE website. Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE's Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Edwards and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.
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