Friday 20th March 2015 - 6.30pm to 9.30pm
The Language of Science from African Perspectives
- Speaker panel and audience debate.
- a donation of £3 to £5+ will be much appreciated
New Mind School
1-5 Hinton Road
London SE24 0HJ
What is the relationship of culture to science? What is the language of science? Are there African perspectives to science-language-culture that could enhance the engagement of Black communities with science?
concise "power" presentations, facilitated discussion and creative (productive) reasoning
- The language of science education in Black supplementary schools
By André Skepple, Science Teacher at Nubia Supplementary School
We will explore the following points:
1. What are supplementary/community schools?
2. Nubia Afrikan Community Foundation School – History & background
3. The principles of Ma’at and Ancient Kemetic influences within our education
4. Nubians – Our future of Afrikan science, technology and engineering
5. My experience at Nubia since its beginning
6. Sebas - Teaching science from an Afrocentric perspective
7. Suppressing European Influences within Scientific language to achieve further self-empowerment as an Afrikan
8. How do you inspire young black children into science?
9. How you can get involved
- The Source of Learning - Seeing it, believing it, doing it; Visualising Numbers, Science and Language
We are never taught to remember, but are punished for not remembering? Why are we afraid of setting goals, believing that we can? Why are we not taught how to take responsibility for decisions we make? Why are young people not told, that they do not fail, they experience, setbacks, with their whole lives ahead of them to learn from setbacks towards achieving? We need to bring the shame out of inner beliefs and help young people and adults to set goals, visualise, affirm and make conscious goal setting decisions.
Parents and teachers need to build a foundation of belief, then begin the process of educating. We believe everyone can learn, but must be taught to learn. It works perfectly well in business, so why not in education.
Presented by Mwalim Hamzah Muhammad, The Aspire Academy.
- The language of unifiedknowledge, freedom to explore the universe.
“I’ve always wondered why is it mathematics is considered by many in science as the “universal language” and the basic decoding tool for the natural world. Could it be that different civilizations (here on earth) and even different life forms (else where in the universe) use some other language (principle, process or protocol) to know the universe and create in it?”
To move towards the insights behind this question we should define what we mean by maths, language and universe. Then move on to explore what can be learnt from combining these ideas; Join Astehmari Batekun (Principal of Schools Of Unified Learning) in a discussion on የጥምር ዕውቀት (yeht'mr urwuk'eht, "unifiedknowledge"), the nature centred approach to learning that draws on the best of African cultural values.
- More STEAM to power your dream
Dr Donald Palmer a prominent Immunologist skilled in the disciplines of Biomedical science shares his insights on STEM and his personal reflection on the beauty (art aesthetic) of immunology and biology. This will be a unique and insightful presentation from a scientist highly knowledgeable in how One's body works to protect itself and maintain healthy living.
Dr Palmer is also a founding member of the Reach Society. The core purpose of the Reach Society is to encourage, motivate and inspire Black and African heritage boys and young men to own the development of their potential and make viable transitions into adult life. Find out more here: http://www.reachsociety.com