NSW Chapter: ISCAST*-CASE** (Sydney) Lecture

Oct
23
Oct/23 19:30

Main Common Room, New College, UNSW

The place of Teaching Science in Christian Schools

and

Changes in Science Curriculum Development and Science-Faith Challenges for Christian Teachers

When: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 19:30
Where: 

Main Common Room, New College, UNSW

Date: Monday 23rd October 2017 at 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Topics: The place of Teaching Science in Christian Schools

and

Changes in Science Curriculum Development and Science-Faith Challenges for Christian Teachers

Speakers: Dr John Collier, BA, Dip Ed, Dip Bibl St, Ed D, FACE, FACEL, Principal (Head of School) of St Andrew’s Cathedral School, will be speaking on

The place of Teaching Science in Christian Schools

and

Dr David Ruys, PhD, BE (Hons), Head of Science at St Catherine’s School, Waverley, will be speaking on

Changes in Science Curriculum Development and Science-Faith Challenges for Christian Teachers

Venue: Main Common Room, New College, UNSW

Cost: Donations of $15 ($5 for students and $10 for pensioners) towards lecture and other costs would be much appreciated.

RSVPs to (Em. Prof) Peter Barry [email: p.barry@unsw.edu.au] would be much appreciated but are not mandatory. There will also be some light refreshments after the lecture.
For further information, contact Peter by email or by mobile on 0419 243 685. 

Parking: is available on nearby suburban streets or in the Western Campus Carpark (G2) between the New College Village (H3) and NIDA (E2), which is free after 6.30 pm and is normally accessed via Day Ave (see New College-UNSW Map).

Biosketch: Dr John Collier, has a BA DipEd (Sydney Univ), Dip Bibl St (Moore Theol Coll), Ed D (Univ Western Sydney, with Doctoral Thesis on the Role of Leadership in Developing New Schools, Academic Excellence, and School Culture and Ethos, and Christian Education).  He has been Principal (Head of School) of St Andrew’s Cathedral School (from 2010, and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (FACE & FACEL). He has had 45 years teaching experience and is in his 28th calendar year as a School Principal (Head of School), which have also included St Paul’s Grammar School, Penrith (1997-2009) and as a Founding Principal of, Thomas Reddall High School, Campbelltown (1990-1997).  He is deeply interested in academic excellence, strong pastoral care, including within Christian education, of engaging young people in critical thinking, and the development of well-rounded individuals who will become successful adults and active citizens.  He also has a great interest in the philosophy of science, and has spent time with Prof. John Lennox at Regent College on the interface between science and faith.

Biosketch: Dr David Ruys, has a PhD, and BE (Hons) in (Materials Science and Engineering), and has been a Physics Teacher and Head of Science at St Catherine’s School in Waverley (from early 2017). He was previously Head of Science at Sutherland Shire Christian School (2015-2016).  Before that he was in charge of developing science extension programs for gifted and talented students at St Andrew’s Cathedral School, where he was a Science Master from 2010-2014. Prior to teaching, David was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Co-operative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS) working at the University of NSW. His main area of research was the development of bio-based composite materials using plant-based fibres and resins for sustainable engineering materials. David has a strong interest in the intersection between science and the Christian faith, particularly with regard to concepts of stewardship of creation and the use of sustainable technologies. David is most passionate about preparing students to critically evaluate scientific and philosophical arguments to be prepared for the challenges that they will face in adulthood, particularly in tertiary education.

Abstracts and/or Lecture outlines will be added to the ISCAST website at a later date

 

*ISCAST – http://www.iscast.org     **CASE – http://case.edu.au

 

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Event contact information

RSVPs to (Em. Prof) Peter Barry [email: p.barry@unsw.edu.au] would be much appreciated but are not mandatory.
For further information, contact Peter by email or by mobile on 0419 243 685.