In recent years, there has been a focus on promoting the uptake of STEM subjects in schools. This has been driven by the need to ensure that young people gain the knowledge and skills essential to help them participate in a society in which mathematics, science and technology are increasingly important. Nevertheless, reform efforts, including curriculum development have treated the STEM subjects mostly in isolation. Recognizing that education within the individual STEM disciplines has great value and that efforts to improve discipline-centered teaching and learning should continue, this conference considers the potential benefits and challenges of an explicit focus on integration. In order to prepare students to address the problems of our society, it is necessary to provide students with opportunities to understand the problems through rich, engaging, and powerful experiences that integrate the disciplines of STEM.
The conference provides a platform for dissemination of best practice in teaching and learning in Greece, and will inspire and empower STEM educators to improve teaching quality, to Increase engagement in STEM education and career pathways, to connect students with real life industry relevancy, and to drive creativity, inquiry based learning, problem-solving & project based learning.
The conference will contain four strands:
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Conference attendees will learn how to:
Certificates of attendance will be awarded.
Read the submitted papers:
Authors are invited to submit regular full papers, short papers and posters though the Conference online system here.
Submitted papers should follow the conference template.
All papers accepted in the conference will be published by Common Ground publishers in a special volume that will be made available to conference attendees.
Paper submission: 9 November 2016
Notification of acceptance: 30 November 2016
Camera-ready submission: 5 December 2016
Early registration: 5 December 2016
Conference dates: 16-18 December 2016
Francesco Montefoschi, Giovanni Burresi, Università degli Studi di Siena
Building IoT applications with UDOO App Inventor and the STEM approach
Ioannis V. Pavlidis, Group of Biotechnology, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Kassel, Germany
Interdisciplinary approaches for the development of accurate representation of experimental data and development of critical thinking
Julian Williams, University of Manchester, UK
Becoming Un-Disciplined by and with STEM
Stephane Brunel, Université de Bordeaux, France
Hand and Brain
Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Science in Writing: Collaborative Reasoning and Disciplinary Practice
One full registration (€70) is required *per paper*, for it to be included in the conference programme, no matter if the presenter is a student or not. This amount has to be paid via bank transfer *only* by Tuesday 13 December.
If any of the other co-authors of a paper is going to attend the conference, a registration of € 25 is required. This amount can be paid via bank transfer or on site.
Conference attendees who are not authors or co-authors have to pay €70 via bank transfer or on site.
Conference attendees who are not authors or co-authors but are student have to pay €25 via bank transfer or on site. Proof of student status will be requested at the registration desk.
Registration fees are to be deposited into one of the two accounts of the Research Commitee of the University of Patras. GR60 0110 2290 0000 2295 4000 232 , GR11 0140 5340 5340 0200 1000 029 and then email your deposit receipt, including your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org using "[HiSTEM-2016] Registration" in the subject line.
On the day of the Congress you have to present your deposit receipt.