Monterrey Agenda - 2003

Social and Economic Impact of Research Based Science Education

Sunday, May 11th, 2003

17:00 p.m. Registration
18:00 p.m. Reception and program
18:45 p.m. Welcome
José Martínez, Secretary of Education, Nuevo Leon

19:00 p.m. Program Presentation
Guillermo Fernández, U.S. Mexico Foundation for Science

19:15 p.m. Science in Basic Education and Business Competitiveness
Leopoldo Rodríguez, General Director of Planning and Human Resources, DESC Corp.

20:00 p.m. Adjournment

Monday, May 12th, 2003

8:00 a.m. Welcoming Addresses
Fernando Elizondo Barragán, Governor, State of Nuevo Leon
Jaime Oaxaca, Chairman, The US-Mexico Foundation for Science
Jaime Lomelín, Chairman, Mexican Association for Science Education Innovation ?INNOVEC?
Hugo Aréchiga, President, Science Academy of Latin America ACAL

8:45 a.m. Conference Inauguration
Reyes Tamez, Secretary of Public Education of México

9:00 a.m. Key Note Speech:
Meaningful Research on Science Education, a challenge for the International Academic Community
Bruce Alberts, President, U.S. National Academies

Economic and Social Impact generated by Hands-on Inquiry Centered Systems on Science Education.

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Social and governmental responsibility on science education innovation.
Lorenzo Gómez Morín, Mexican Under-Secretary for Basic Education
Leslie Sánchez, Executive Director, Education for the Hispanic Community in the White House.

Education, Science and Technology.
Harry Patrinos, World Bank
José Antonio de la Peña, President Mexican Academy of Science

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 13:30 p.m.

Improved K-12 Science Education an Imperative for Innovation
Jennifer Bond, U.S. Council on Competitiveness
Marta Cehelesky, Inter-American Development Bank.

Cognitive abilities, scientific attitudes and technological innovations in the business world.
Anders Hedberg, Bristol Myers Squibb
Susan Hackwood, California Council on Science and Technology

- Questions and comments

13:30 - 15:00 p.m. Lunch and Program

Key Note Speech:
Social and environmental implications of improved K-12 science education
Mario Molina, Nobel Lauréate, MIT, Member of ACAL

15:00 - 17:00 p.m.
Research on Science Education

K-12 Science and Technology Education and Technological Literacy
Karen Falkenberg, Concept Catalysts.
José Luis Fernández Zayas, Engineering Academy of Mexico

How can advances in research on human cognition, development and learning be incorporated into educational practice - Evaluation and Assessment,
Sally Shuler, Executive Director, NSRC.

How can student engagement in the science learning process and motivation to achieve in school be increased?
Jan Schoultz, Glenn Hultman University of Linköping, Sweden

- Questions and comments

17:00 - 17:30 pm Break

17:30 - 18:00 p.m.
How can schools be transformed into organizations that have the capacity to continuously improve their science education practice?
Uri Treisman, Dana Center, University of Texas in Austin.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2003

Experiences and/or Innovative strategies for International Collaboration in K-12 Science Education.

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

How can the use of research knowledge related to science education be increased in schools and school districts?
Jean Moon, Center for Education, NRC
Carlos Ornelas, UAM Xochimilco, Mexico

9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

How the experiences of the United States have been useful in the Swedish, French and Mexican Programs
Sweden: Kerstin Reimstad
France: David Jasmin,
Mexico: Liborio Mendez, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon project

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

How "La main a la pate" has been implemented in Colombia, Brazil and China
Colombia: Mauricio Duque
Brazil: Danielle Grynszpan, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

- Questions and Comments

12:30 a.m. - 14:00 p.m.
How countries like Chile are looking to the international experiences ?
Rosa Deves, University of Chile.

What can be the role of the International Agencies and the International Non Governmental Organizations?
Marina Ratchford, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, AAAS
Raimundo Villegas, Chancellor of the Latin American Academy of Science.
Michael Crawford, World Bank.

14:00 p.m. - 15:30 Lunch and Program

Key Note Speech:
Improved international collaboration to facilitate the development and application of Hands On Inquiry Centered Science Education Systems
Jorge Allende Chilean Academy of Sciences

15:30 - 17:00 p.m.
Science Education Working Teams related to the conference topics
1. Social and economic impact
2. Research on Science Education
3. International Collaboration

18:00 p.m. Plenary Discussion and Closing Remarks

18:30 p.m. Adjournment

Further information from the Department of Education
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