World STEM Education Conference
Istanbul Aydın University (IAU) and The International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) organize the World Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Conference in order to bring all stakeholders together (universities, research institutions, civil society organizations, SMEs, public bodies, science centers etc.) to promote STEM education around the world.
The term “STEM education” refers to the teaching and learning associated with the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and typically includes educational activities across all grade levels and in both formal and informal classroom settings. The integration of STEM disciplines aims to develop the “four C’s” of the 21st century skills: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. The primarily goal of STEM education is to prepare students for their future lives and careers, and to create problem solvers that are prepared to engage in design and production. Therefore, its culture of inquiry leads to important contributions to the country’s economic developments since students will be better prepared to use high-level critical thinking skills in innovative ways.
Educationally speaking, STEM is curriculum-based and incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to educating students in all four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Instead of teaching these four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates these four disciplines into an active and inquiry-based learning paradigm based on socio-scientific issues.
Conference Committee expect to receive contribution from STEM stakeholders in different capacities and wish all participants a wonderful, rewarding and successful conference.
Istanbul Aydın University (IAU) & The International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE)
Deadline for Paper Abstract Submission: May 15, 2018
The theme of the World STEM Education Conference: Interdisciplinary Practices in STEM Education
Strands for the 1st World STEM Education Conference:
STEM Teaching and Learning
STEM Learning in Informal Contexts
STEM in Teacher Training Programmes
STEM in Teachers’ Professional Development
STEM in Teachers’ Reflective Practice
STEM in Curriculum, Evaluation, and Assessment
STEM in Gender Issues
STEM in Cultural and Social Studies
STEM in Instructional Technology
STEM in Environmental Education
STEM Funded Projects (NSF, European Union, National Agencies, Erasmus Plus etc)
Innovation & Entrepreneurship in STEM Education
Other issues related to STEM Education