IHPST Tenth International
24-28 June 2009
University of Notre Dame, Indiana
The University of Notre Dame's HPS Graduate Program and Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values will host the 2009 Tenth biennial IHPST meeting June 24-28, 2009 on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana. It will continue the IHPST tradition of sustained and serious research being discussed in a collegial and convivial atmosphere.
Proposals are welcomed in all areas and periods of history and philosophy of science with implications for theoretical and pedagogical issues in science and mathematics teaching. Philosophers of Education are also invited to contribute to these same issues.
For more information about IHPST 2009, please visit the conference
Learning Progressions in Science
24-26 June 2009
Iowa City, IA
Learning progressions – descriptions of increasingly sophisticated ways of thinking about or understanding a topic (National Research Council, 2007) – represent a promising framework for bridging the chasm between cognitive science research on how people learn in a given domain and the methods for teaching and assessing science. Because of this potential, they are rapidly gaining popularity in the science education community. However, there are several issues faced by all engaged in this work. In particular, we have identified four aspects of work on learning progressions that are critical for these tools to make the maximum possible impact in science education: (1) defining learning progressions; (2) developing assessments to elicit student responses relative to a learning progression; (3) modeling and interpreting student performance relative to a learning progression; and (4) using learning progressions. This working conference will provide a structured forum to facilitate discussions around the challenges in learning progressions work and to develop syntheses of ideas for use by the field in future work.
The registration system is now open
for the LeaPS conference. More
details about the registration process are available at the website (http://www.education.uiowa.edu/projects/leaps/registration/Default.aspx).
Registration will close on March 29, 2009.
7-11 August 2009
Key Forum: Creative Industries, 8-10 August
The 11th Garma Festival – Australia's leading cultural exchange event – will be held from 7-11 August 2009 at Gulkula, North East Arnhem Land, NT.
Garma is a nationally significant, intimate, spectacular celebration of cultural traditions and practices – dance, song, music, and art (including presentations, collaborations, sales) – and the annual venue for a major Key Forum on Indigenous issues.
At Garma 2009, the theme of the Key Forum will be Creative Industries. It will include important and practical discussions on issues and practices surrounding cultural outputs and inputs and commercial opportunities afforded Indigenous Australians through training, development and practice in many forms of Creative Industry, including design, music, graphic art, multimedia, film and photography, performance arts, visual arts, broadcasting and electronic media, new media and professional writing and editing. One of the central issues to be discussed will be the extent and nature of the Creative Industries interface with Indigenous Australians, including cultural and commercial rights, and the place of traditional art.
As well as the Key Forum and integrated academic presentations on language and culture, Key Forum participants also have the opportunity to watch the daily bunggul and music performances, enjoy Garma art exhibitions and projects, and participate in evening and night activities.
Garma is a unique combination of education,
entertainment and real cultural interaction, exchange and immersion. It is
indeed a privilege to experience Garma, and there are several categories of
registration available for visitors. http://www.garma.telstra.com/
UniServe Science Annual Conference
1-2 October 2009
University of Sydney
The UniServe Science Annual Conference will be held in the AVCC Week in October (1-2 October) 2009. The Discipline Meeting Day will be 30 September.
We are asking your assistance in suggesting a theme and/or nominating possible keynote speakers for this year's conference.
We have collated the suggestions made at last year¹s conference and they are on the conference web site.
For further details of the conference see the web site at http://science.uniserve.edu.au/workshop/conference.html
We are also interested in hearing from any discipline group that wishes to take advantage of the Discipline Day. Last year we had groups from Physics, Psychology and Biology.
ICASE Asian Symposium XI
1-3 November 2009
Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, P.R.China.
The 11th ICASE Asian Symposium will be organised by
the ICASE-GNU Guilin Teacher Training Center (GTTC) with the Research Institute
of Science Education (RISE) at Guangxi Normal University, from the 1-3 November
2009. The theme of the symposium is Bridging the Gap between Formal and Informal
Science Education and is a founding event for the newly established ICASE Guilin
Teacher Train Center. The symposium will provide an opportunity for science
teachers and education to meet in order to
• Share ideas and experiences with each other related to science teaching practices
• Visit and discuss RISE and its partner schools on developing featured science teaching resources.
The symposium venue will be the Yuchai Campus of Guangxi Normal University and all academic activities will take place within the RISE facilities. The language of the symposium will be English. Updated details will appear on theRISE website www.risechina.org
For more information please contact the secretariat –
Miss Handan Huang, Research Institute of Science Education, Guangxi Normal
University, Guilin 541004, P.R. China. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd International Science Education Conference -
Science education: Shared issues, common future
24-26 November 2009
We, science educators at National Institute of Education in Singapore, would like to invite you to the 2nd International Science Education Conference (ISEC 2009) in Singapore.
ISEC 2009: Science Education: Shared Issues, Common Future November 24-26, 2009 National Institute of Education, Singapore
The deadline for submission of Abstract is June 1st , 2009.
For more details, please visit the website at http://www.nsse.nie.edu.sg/isec2009.
We hope to see you in Singapore in
THIRD WORLD UNIVERSITIES FORUM
9-11 January 2010
The World Universities Forum was created in the belief that academe must better engage today's most crucial questions, and that higher education itself must be included as part of the wider discussion of global change. The Forum encourages the participation of university executives, administrators, scholars and research students, as well as journalists, policy makers, business and political leaders, and others who understand that the importance of the university extends well beyond campus.
As well as impressive international line-up of main speakers, the Forum will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the Forum Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed World Universities Forum Journal. If you are unable to attend the Forum in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully refereed academic Journal, as well as access to the electronic version of the Journal.
Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this Forum, we also encourage you to present on the Forum YouTube Channel. Please select the Online Sessions link on the Forum website for further details.
The deadline for the next round in the Call-for-Papers (a title and short abstract) is 12 March 2009. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the Forum, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the Forum website - http://universitiesforum.com.