to the Conference
in Science and Environmental Education"
The event, promoted by the University of
Tartu and the EU
Socrates Minerva project e-LSEE, aims at computer
and Internet supported learning of science and environmental issues in
Conference theme and target
The new medium provided by Information and Communication Technologies increasingly influences people in their roles as employees, consumers and citizens. A real challenge for school education is to carry into effect high motivation of pupils towards technological innovation, and couple it with the acquisition of new knowledge and skills. Besides of obtaining of elementary computer literacy, students increasingly use computers and Internet for learning curricula items in virtual environment.
of e-learning in school education reveals new demands on school organization,
learning and teaching process and professional skills of teachers. While
advanced schools use computers and Internet in everyday learning and teaching,
there are several theoretical and practical questions weakly elaborated, yet.
How to embed e-learning in curricula? What is appropriate share of e-learning in
school? How can e-learning create additional educational values? How to organize
an e-learning lesson? What
pedagogical methods are operative in e-teaching? What training do teachers need
for successful e-teaching? What
virtual educational materials are most suitable for curricula teaching? How can
World Wide Web be used for educational purposes? The Conference will seek
answers on those and other relevant questions in dialogue of teachers and
educators with researchers, e-learning experts, and producers
of virtual educational materials.
organizers of the Conference belong to the worldwide network of the GLOBE
program <http://www.globe.gov>, a
specific theme of the conference is using of Internet data on Earth’s
environment for e-learning in science, math and environmental education. An
important goal of our conference is creating of bridges between producers
of scientific Web resources and teachers who can bring the new scientific
knowledge to young people.
The Conference will focus on following topics:
Exploration of good practice
on using virtual media in school education
New challenges for teachers in
computer- and Internet-supported school education
Educational materials for
e-learning and e-teaching in science, math and environment.
approaches supporting e-learning in school
necessary for integrating of e-learning in school education
Role of the Internet for
enhancement of environmental awareness of pupils
· Educational potential of Web-based resources on Earth.
Conference program will include plenary lectures, oral presentations,
computer class workshops and social activities.
Authors are invited to submit pre-registration form and short abstract of presentation or activity by June 15, 2003