STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Education

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26 & 27 November 2010 - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

STEM in Education Conference

BACKGROUND

The importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Education has been emphasised in numerous government policies both in Australia and overseas. Schools and universities together with some businesses and industries are promoting and delivering STEM objectives. There are some outstanding examples of how this is being achieved in learning environments. The First International Conference of STEM in Education creates an opportunity for educators and researchers from schools, universities, businesses, industries and other private and public agencies to share and discuss their innovative practices and research initiatives that may advance STEM education.

THEME

Advancing education through STEM. 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The conference will create opportunities for:

  1. information and knowledge sharing through paper/poster presentations, symposia, workshops, and innovative showcases;
  2. modelling effective pedagogical practices while enhancing content knowledge;
  3. sharing research initiatives and outcomes;
  4. professional development for educators in a range of educational contexts; and
  5. networking between participants.

 

PARTICIPANTS

Teachers, academics, education officers, industry partners, postgraduate and undergraduate students. The conference will be capped at 400 participants.