VIIIth IOSTE Symposium for Central and Eastern Europe „SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: TRENDS AND MAIN TENDENCES IN 21 CENTURY“

Dear colleagues,

 

We invite you to the international regional VIIIth IOSTE Symposium for Central and Eastern Europe Countries „Science and Technology Education: TRENDS AND MAIN TENDENCES IN THE 21st CENTURY“, which will take place 24 – 26 May 2011 in the Belarusian State Maxim Tank Pedagogical University, Minsk, Republic of Belarus.

 Symposium websites

 http://conf.bspu.unibel.by/

 Organizers of Symposium

International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE)

 http://www.ioste.org/

Belarusian State M. Tank Pedagogical University Belarus

http://www.bspu.unibel.by/

 General Information

 

  • VIIIth IOSTE regional symposium for Central and Eastern Europe will promote the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge on science and technology education primarily in this region and also worldwide. You are invited to attend and participate in the work of the  symposium which offers great opportunities to share your ideas, explore the research, development, and applications, and to network with colleagues from different counties.
  • All together we will discuss problems of Science and Technology education (chemistry, physics, biology, geography, mathematics, etc.) in the University and Primary/secondary (high school) education with international and Central and Eastern Europe experts and and specialists.
  • VIIIth IOSTE regional symposium for Central and Eastern Europe invites original manuscripts (articles) that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Proposals should be directly addressed to symposium topics.

 

 Organizing Committee  

   Chairman

Prof. Piotr Kukharchyk, Rector of Belarusian State M. Tank Pedagogical University, Belarus

 Deputy Chairmen

 Dr. Valery Zeliankevich, Deputy-rector, Belarusian State M. Tank Pedagogical University Belarus’, Vice-rector, Belarusian State M. Tank Pedagogical University Belarus’   

 Prof. dr. Vincentas Lamanauskas, Head of Natural Science Education Research Centre, Siauliai University; a Representative of IOSTE for Central and Eastern Europe, Lithuania

 Members

 Dr. Todar Lakhvich, Head of Chemistry Department, Belarusian State M. Tank Pedagogical University, Belarus’

Dr. Elena Vasilevskaya, Assoc. professor, Belarusian State University, Republic of Belarus

Prof.dr. Martin Bilek, Hradec Kralove University, Czech Republic

Dr. Natallia Navumenka, Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences, Belarusian State M. Tank Pedagogical University Belarus’

Dr. Natallia Golub, Dean of Faculty of Biology, Brest State University, Belarus’

Will be extended

   Scientific Committee  

 Chairman

Dr. Valery Zeliankevich, Deputy-rector, Belarusian State M. Tank Pedagogical University Belarus’, Deputy-rector, Belarusian State M. Tank Pedagogical University Belarus’

 

Deputy Chairmen

 Prof. dr. Vincentas Lamanauskas, Head of Natural Science Education Research Centre, Siauliai University; a Representative of IOSTE for Central and Eastern Europe, Lithuania

 Dr. Todar Lakhvich, Head of Chemistry Department, Belarusian State M. Tank Pedagogical University, Belarus’

 Members

 Prof. dr. Jaugen Arshanski, Vitebsk State University, Republic of Belarus

Prof.dr. Aarne Toldsepp, Estonian Association of Chemistry Teachers, Estonia

Prof.dr. Andris Broks, University of Latvia, Latvia

Prof.dr. Nicos Valanides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Will be extended

 

Main Topics of Symposium

 

  • History of S&T Education in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • Philosophical, Social & Didactical Issues of S&T Education
  • Theory and practice of  ICT Implementation in S&T Education;
  • Curriculum Development, Change, Implementation, Dissemination and Evaluation;
  • New Educational Technologies in S&T Education;
  • Outdoor Science Exploration;
  • Implementation of International Projects Focused on S&T Education etc.
  • Special issue is dedicated to International Year of Chemistry and the role of Chemistry and Chemistry Education in the history of our civilization.
  • Methods and Strategies for Assessment of S&T Education;
  • Modelling and Visualization in S&T Education;
  • Attitudes and Interests towards Environmental & Ecological Problems;
  • Development of Science Teacher Education;

 

Symposium Proceedings

 

All papers will be published in the symposium proceedings book. Selected papers from the symposium will be published in a 'Journal of Baltic Science Education', ‘Problems of Education in the 21 Century’.

 

Ways of Participation

 

  • Paper Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Listener

 Symposium Fee

 For Participants from outside of Belarus (EU countries)

 

Until March, 30, 2011 (Early Bird)

After April, 01, 2011

Participant

Student

Participant

Student

80 EUR

40 EUR

100 EUR

60 EUR

 For Participants from Belarus

Until April, 15, 2011 (Early Bird)

After April, 16, 2011

Participant

Student

Participant

Student

75.000 Br

45.000 Br

100.000 Br

70.000 Br

  • The participation fee will cover coffee breaks, welcome reception, symposium programme, symposium dinner, symposium materials, cultural programme.
  • All payment should be made by bank transfer to the bank account.
  • All bank transfer commission fees should be covered by participant.
  • Confirmation of payment should be sent to the organization committee by
    post, fax or e-mail:
    ioste.belarus.2011@gmail.com
  • Payment while registration is possible
  • The repayment of symposium fees is not possible.

 Deadlines

Registration and submitting of manuscripts1

 10 January - 31 March 2011

Final submitting of manuscripts

 10 April 2011

Revising manuscripts and contacting authors

 30 April 2011

Invitation to transfer symposium fee

From 10 January 2011 to May 9 2011

Final confirmation of participation

 6 May 2011

Arrival

23 May 2011

Symposium Dates

 24 – 26 May 2011

Departure

 27-28 May 2011

 

1It is desirable to present the manuscripts as early as possible

 

All additional information is available on symposium website: http://conf.bspu.unibel.by/

© Belarusian State M. Tank Pedagogical University, Belarus’, 2011

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