20-27 July | Funchal; Madeira Island, Portugal
Abstract submission: Until May 25th, 2015
SUBJECT: Brightening our future
OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:
Notification of abstracts acceptance: from June 1st, 2015
Early registration: until June 22nd, 2015
Full paper submission: until June 22nd, 2015
The Conference will provide the ideal opportunity for presentation of work, of all kinds, related to Science Education. The aim of the Conference is to promote an open broad exchange of experiences on good practices, syllabus and policy matters, social factors and the learning of science, and other issues related to Science Education and its development… through an enlarged use of hands-on experiments in the classroom.
Proposals are invited for oral or poster presentations, workshops and group discussions, hands-on experiments demonstration sessions, Science Fair booths and exhibitions and science shows/performances.
The HSCI’2015 Conference will cover the largest variety of topics relevant to Science Education and all fields of Science and Technology; Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Life Sciences, Geology, Zoology, Botanic, Ecology, Archeology, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Robotics, Computer Science, Sociology, Psychology, Health Sciences…
Being 2015 the International Year of Light, a number of activities will also be organized to celebrate Light and of Optics and Photonics research and education.
– Science education. New challenges, new perspectives, innovative solutions
– The role of Science in School’ education
– The need for and effective learning of Science and Technology
– Hands-on Science. Teaching and learning
– IBSE (Inquiry Based Science Education)
– Integrated and interdisciplinary approaches in Science Education
– Hands-on active learning of Science
– Developing basic investigative skills and the scientific method
– Teaching and training language and communication skills, maths and reasoning based on Science & Technology issues
– Science and Society
– Perceptions of Science: students, school, society
– Linking students’ life to Science or “where S&T meets our everyday life”
– Communicating S&T research
– Scientific literacy
– The access of women to science
– Life-long learning of science
– Science, citizenship, ethics and social responsibility
– Science and development. Constraints and perspectives
– Introducing Science at kindergarten
– Science education in primary schools
– How is Science learned in secondary schools?
– Science education and technical/vocational studies
– Science fairs and festivals. For motivation and much more…
– Science Museums and in-school science education. Bridging formal and informal learning of science
– The Information Society and Science education
– School’ Science education and scientific research
– Environment and sustainable development
– Hands-on experiments
– Reports on in-classroom hands-on experiences
– Support material for in-school hands-on experiments
– Computer simulations as complement and inducer of hands-on experiments
– Multimedia ICT and virtual tools for school’s science education
– Technologies and Science
– Science and art
– Collaboration projects and positive cooperation experiences in school’s science education
The Hands-on Science Network (www.hsci.info) is a non-profit international association legally registered in Portugal (NIPC 508050561) and with worldwide intervention.
The Hands-on Science Network, stands for promoting the development of science education and scientific literacy in our societies. HSCI embraces a wide membership of teachers and educators in all school levels from pre-school to adult education but also in informal contexts, managers and policy makers, academicians and researchers in virtually all fields of Science, from a large number of countries of the 5 continents. In an open-minded tolerant and friendly atmosphere we support each others and join our experiences and efforts towards a better improved and generalized Science Education. With an open and wide understanding of the importance of Science Education and of the ways to effectively implement it as a crucial factor to the sustainable development of our societies and of human kind, we encourage the use of innovative hands-on experimental approaches to science, technology and environment in-school teaching and learning. As well in raising the profile and attractiveness of Science in Education, we also aim to increase the desirability of a career in Science for all.