Special Issue of ‘Education Sciences’ – Interactive Simulations and Pedagogy

Invitation to submit a paper.Interactive simulations – online virtual lab activities – like the ones produced by the PhET project at the University of Colorado are almost ubiquitous in Australian senior secondary physics classrooms, and are spreading to other science disciplines. They are attractive to teachers and students, but the evidence about their effectiveness for …

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iAwards – entries close 3 April, 2018

Entries for the iAward have been extended to close on 3 April, so there’s still time to encourage school students to enter their outstanding work! And it’s free to enter! Projects can be completed in the school or outside the classroom. Students have the opportunity to: Participate in up to three competition stages – state, national and internationalReceive valuable feedback during …

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Fifth Biennial Conference of the World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education

The Fifth Biennial Conference of the World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education (WFATE),   will be held  on 9-11 July 2018 at ACU, East Melbourne. The conference website can be accessed at: https://federation.edu.au/wfate2018   WFATE extends a call for abstracts for conference submissions in response to the general conference theme ‘Transformative Teacher Education in Local and Global Contexts’. Presenters should indicate …

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PM’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching

PM’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching – opening soon! Do you know an amazing science, mathematics, or technology teacher? Do they support, encourage, and inspire students to be their best? Do they deserve to be recognised and honoured on the national stage?   If this sounds like a teacher you know, consider nominating them for the Prime Minister’s Prizes …

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Science by Doing – new Human Endeavour PL

The Science by Doing team have developed a new professional learning module. The module is Science as a Human Endeavour. Unfortunately little has been written about this important strand of the Australian science curriculum. In the module, science as a human endeavour is explained in detail with numerous practical examples. The importance and implications of the strand is also …

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Call for Chapters

Chapter proposals are sought for  inclusion in the Handbook of Research on STEM Education. Handbook of Research on STEM Education aims to synthesize, through an international lens, time-honored and contemporary research on the integration of one or more of the STEM disciplines within a curricular, instructional, structural, or other educational programming format, culminating in a bold …

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Call for papers: 6th Education for Sustainability Asia Conference

This year, the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will host the 6th Education for Sustainability Asia Conference in Singapore from 30 Apr 2017 to 2 May 2018. The theme of the conference is “Knowledge, Skill and Actions for a rapidly changing world” and we cordially invite you to register and join the …

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PhD Scholarship Opportunity-application date extended!

A PhD scholarship is available in Deakin’s School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education. The PhD student will initiate and conduct research on the topic ‘Enriching mathematics and science learning: An interdisciplinary approach’ led by Prof Russell Tytler. The successful applicant will be based at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. This international, longitudinal project aims to investigate the effectiveness …

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Invitation to STEM Centre launch and symposium at the UTS

STEM EDUCATION FUTURES RESEARCH CENTRE SYMPOSIUM AND LAUNCH FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2018 Date: Friday 23 February 2018 Location: University of Technology Sydney, Aerial Centre, Level 7 Building 10 You are invited to the inaugural symposium and launch of the STEM Education Futures Research Centre. The symposium includes:keynote addresses from international speakersa progress of debates and discussion about STEM educationinteractive displays from students and …

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