Deutsche Schulle Athen, Greece
22-24/6/2018

2nd International Conference on

Innovating STEM Education

About the Conference

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:

  • Invited speakers
  • STEM Education Research will include presentations from leading STEM education researchers who are examining pressing challenges in STEM education. For example, sessions on integrated STEM education, mathematics education, science education, engineering education, technology education, etc. will be offered.
  • K-12 STEM Practice will include selected 20 minutes presentations and workshops from individuals and teams from K-12 schools who are implementing STEM programs and school approaches. For example, sessions on problem and project based pedagogy, engineering design process, integrated STEM curriculum development, strategic planning, and/or engineering education practices will be offered

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Computational Intelligence
  • Mobile computing
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive computing
  • Serious games
  • Robotics
  • Smart educational technology
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Public understanding of Science
  • Innovative teaching in STEM Disciplines
  • Modelling and model-based reasoning
  • Curricular programs that integrate STEM
  • Project based learning
  • Conversion of knowledge
  • Women and STEM disciplines
  • Didactic transpositions
  • Pedagogical aspects of educational technology

Conference attendees will benefit on:

  • Make ICT real world relevant but still cover curricular outcomes
  • Understand the different types of projects they can implement
  • Design a project-based Maths and Science learning unit
  • Run assessments in a project based learning setting
  • Use the right assessment tools for project based learning
  • Explore best practices for mentoring and training STEM students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to connect their learning to real-world problems
  • Identify institutional practices for integrating the values and traditions of STEM disciplines with other campus domains to fully capture the distinct characteristics and comprehensive nature of scientific solutions.

Certificates of attendance will be awarded.

You can also download the conference flyer

Submission

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.

Important Dates

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


Official languages of the conference are English and Greek.

Registration fees

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.

Bank Account
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 stemeducation2018@gmail.com using "[HiSTEM-2018] Registration" in the subject line.

On the day of the Congress you have to present your deposit receipt.

Organizing Committee

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

Conference Secretariat

Louiza Vaggelatou - University of Patras, Greece

Lisa Schubert - Deutsche Schule Athen, Greece

Technical support

Andreas Papalambrou - University of Patras, Greece

In connection with:
Interdisciplinary approach on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Education – STEM Education