2nd World Conference on New Trends in Science Education

The second WCNTSE conference is a continuation of the scientific tradition started in 2011, in Turkey. Second meeting of people – scientists, teachers, researchers, journalists, mediators,.. enthusiasts for whom contemporary social change is necessary to take measures for multilateral, permanent and intercultural education.

Social change understood as a set of inevitable processes conditioning the transition of the society to new levels of development, needs to engage everyone – educators, sociologists, epistemologists, psychologists, theorists and practitioners, specialists from various fields of knowledge – representatives of both science and the humanities.

It is also a call for a debate on socio-scientific issues and their social mediation. Modern education is characterized by all the changes in the transmission of achievements of civilization. Studies demonstrating the power of educational technology in the field of students’ motivation, increasing the effects of various subjects learning, the effects of computers on social relations in the classroom have been conducted for many years. Yet changes in technology and culture are the reason for having to change the approach to the use of ICT in education and taking into account the impact of new media not only on students’ knowledge, but also on their attitudes.

We live in the digital age. Twenty-first century needs modern schools, modern science education and modern science museums. ‘Learning nature’ that is obtaining information, collecting it, processing, editing text, correcting it, confronting knowledge with others and with reality, asking questions, making assumptions, problem solving, drawing conclusions. Responsibility for oneself and others (eg members of the community) is an attitude that requires forming in various learning environments, virtual and real ones. It can be argued that the new new media play a role in the socialization of individuals and teach how to be a responsible member of society.

Social change means the transformation of existing, traditional learning strategies into the new ones – based on communication, mediation and negotiation of meaning – for example metacognitive strategies. WCNTSE is a step towards the development of components of a learning model based on a foundation of communication and didactic mediation.

You are welcome to Cracow!

Katarzyna Potyrala

For the Scientific Committee

Call For Papers

WCNTSE is organised to:

• Present and discuss emerging theoretical perspectives and their practical applications,

• Establish a platform to share research findings to encourage the use of research to improve education,

• Promote collaboration, discussion and sharing of knowledge, experience and expertise.

WCNTSE invites you to submit proposals for papers, panel discussion, posters/demonstrations, workshops, symposium.

The official language of the conference is English.

The details connected with the presentations soon.

Conference publication

The full papers prepared and presented by the authors – the conference participants will be published in a special issue of Biology International entitled ” Science education in the face of social change”.

Biology International, the biannual peer-reviewed journal of the International Union of Biological Sciences, exists to advance scholarly discourse about the research, theory, and practice of research biologists and biology educators from around the world. In 2010, Biology International moved from a print format to an electronic, open access journal with a Creative Commons license for the fair use of its materials. Biology International primarily will be downloadable in a full color version in pdf format from the International Union of Biological Sciences website and will be listed with the Directory of Open Access Journals.

All manuscript submissions to Biology International should be in a Word “.doc” file with top, bottom, left and right margins set to one inch, Times New Roman 12 point font, and double spaced. The body of the paper, title page, references, tables, figures, and author notes should all be contained in a single file. Manuscripts submitted to Biology International should not be currently under review by another journal, available in print (e.g., working paper series), or on the Internet.

Biology International(<http://biologyinternational.org/>) has published 51 volumes online – many of which are on science education.

Please look at recent issues online to gain some sense of the final appearnce of our issues.

We would need to have authors attend to these manuscript guidelines:

1. Papers should be submitted to the Managing Editor Ms. Sue Risseeuw [email protected]> with a copy [email protected]>.

2. Papers should be submitted in Word format.

3. Authors are welcome to embed figures, photos, and tables in their text, but it also helpful for them to be submitted separately as well labeled files in case we need to reformat jpg, tiff, gif, xls, etc. files.

4. Papers should have the following components:

(a) Title
(b) Authors and addresses
(c) Abstract in English and one other language if English is not their native language
(d) Keywords
(e) Narrative, figures, tables, and photos – each with clear legends.
(f) References: Please check the most recent issue for formal. We prefer very full citations of authors, article tiles, and journals/books.
(g) Head shot photos of each author
(h) A biographical paragraph of each author.

Preliminary registration – to 31st January 2013
Abstract submission – to 15th March 2013
Early registration – to 15th March 2013
Registration – to 30th April 2013
Full paper submission – to 30th April 2013
Full paper acceptation – to 15th June 2013

For registartion fill out the registration form available on the page ‘Registration’.
Send to:[email protected]

Advisory Board

Honorary Committee

Prof. zw. dr hab. Michał Śliwa, J.M. Rector of Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Füzün, Rector of Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Prof. zw. dr hab. Danuta Cichy, IBE Warsaw, Poland

Prof. dr Andre Giordan, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. zw. dr hab. Wieslaw Stawinski, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Prof. dr.h.c İbrahim Atalay, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Kayhan ERCIYES, Izmir University, Turkey

Scientific Committee

Prof. Ercan Akpinar, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Prof. Halil Aydin, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Prof. Dany Azar, Lebanese Univerity

Prof. Ali Günay Balim, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Prof. Salih ÇEPNİ, Uludağ University, Turkey

Prof. Małgorzata Grodzinska-Jurczak, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Prof. Teoman Kesercioğlu, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Prof. Wiesław Krzeminski, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Prof. Vincentas Lamanauskas, University of Siauliai, Lithuania

Prof. Adriana Mohr, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil

Prof. Jan Rajmund Pasko, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Prof. Daniel Raichvarg, University of Burgundy, France

Prof. Katarzyna Potyrala, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Prof. Michael Schaillies, Heidelberg Education University, Germany

Prof. Mustafa SÖZBİLİR, Atatürk University, Turkey

Prof. Robert Stawarz, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Dr Iwona Maciejowska, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Dr Mariana Sanmartino, Grupo de Didáctica de las Ciencias, Argentina

Dr Suat TÜRKOĞUZ , Dokuz Eylul University,Turkey

Prof. Andrzej Kornaś, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Prof. Dr. Xinning PEI East China Normal University – China

Doc. Dr. Milada Švecová Charles University – Czech Republic

Prof. Dr. Melanie Sadeck, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Prof. dr hab. Ligia Tuszyńska, Warsaw University, Poland

Prof. John R. Jungck, University of Delaware, USA

Prof. Tuncay EGE, Izmir University, Turkey

Prof. Ahmet ÖZTARHAN, Izmir University, Turkey

Organizing Committee

Prof. Katarzyna Potyrala, Pedagogical University of Cracow,

Prof. Andrzej Rzepka, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Dr Beata Jancarz-Łanczkowska, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Dr Alina Krzeminska, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Dr Elżbieta Rożej, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Dr Alicja Walosik, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Barbara Zębalska, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Prof. Ali Günay BALIM, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Prof. Halil AYDIN, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Dr. Gül Ünal ÇOBAN, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Teoman Kesercioğlu, Dokuz Eylül University

Provisional Conference Programme


800 – 930 Registration

1000 – 1030 Opening ceremony

1030 – 1200 Plenary session 1

1200 – 1300 Coffee break and poster session 1

1300 – 1400 Plenary session 2

1400 – 1530 Lunch break

15 30 – 1800 Topic session

1900 Opening meeting


930 – 1100 Topic session

1100 -12 30 Coffee break and poster session 2

1230 – 1500 Topic session

1500 – 16 30 Lunch break

1630- 1900 Workshops for teachers


9.00 – 16.00 One Day Conference trip

19.00 Gala Dinner


930 – 1200 Plenary session 3

1200 -1230 Coffee break

1230- 1330 Conclusion and Closing Ceremony


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