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 three strands:
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Conference attendees will benefit on:
Certificates of attendance will be awarded.
You can also download the conference flyer
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: 15 May 2018 (EXTENDED DEADLINE)
Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2018
Early Registration: 30 May 2018
Camera-ready submission: 30 May 2018
Conference dates: 22-24 June 2018
One full registration (€70 or 50 for early registration) 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*.
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 (or 50) 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 email@example.com using "[HiSTEM-2018] Registration" in the subject line.
On the day of the Congress you have to present your deposit receipt.
Thomas Babalis - National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Anastasios Emvalotis - University of Ioannina, Greece
Eugenia Koleza - University of Patras, Greece
Chris Panagiotakopoulos - University of Patras, Greece
Penny Panagiotopoulou - University of Patras, Greece
Kostas Skordoulis - University of Athens, Greece
Vassilis Tolias - Deutsche Schule Athen, Greece
Annette Brunke-Kullik - Deutsche Schule Athen, Greece