International expert seminar organised by the University of Tartu and Estonian Academy of Sciences “Impact of research in science education. Adressing the need for a knowledge-based society” will be held on 30 September in the Estonian Academy of Sciences (Kohtu 6, Tallinn).
The seminar reflects on research endeavours in the field of science education, bringing together well known and eminent science education researchers around the world to highlight different directions in how best to overcome the gaps existing between students’ needs and science teaching and between the education for science teacher and the changing societal expectations and between the science research community and advancements in science education research. It is particularly addressed to science education research and policy-makers and is intended to promote suggestions on how different parties can work together to support advancement, from a science education perspective, for a future knowledge-based society.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
This seminar seeks to address science education researchers, PhD students, science teachers and science teaching staff in Estonian Universities as well as science education policy-makers and funding bodies.
Registration (until 27 September) here.
COVID-19 information: According torequirements of Estonia Government we will check the digital COVID certificate of the participants. More information on the certificate on the Health Board web page.
PROGRAMME (Programme with abstracts)
Chair: Prof. Miia Rannikmäe, University of Tartu
10:00–10:30 Arrival. Welcome coffee
10:30–11:00 Opening words. Tarmo Soomere, the President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. Introduction of the programme. Prof. Miia Rannikmäe, University of Tartu
11:00–11:45 STEM Education as a Paradigm Shift: What Research says about STEM Education? Professor Do-Yong Park, Illinois State University, USA
11:45–12:15 A Research-driven View on Science Teacher Education. Prof Jari Lavonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
12:15–12:45 Research in Science impacting on Science Education. Prof Ron Naamann, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
13:30–14:00 What does Research in Science Education say to the Science Teacher? Dr Rachel Mamlok-Naamann, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
14:00–14:20 How does Research in Science Education support the Practicing Science Teacher? Helen Semilarski, PhD student, University of Tartu; Biology teacher, Tartu Miina Härma Gymnasium
14:20–14:50 Overview of Research-driven, Paradigm Shifts in Science Education. Visiting prof Jack Holbrook, University of Tartu
14:50–15:00 Concluding remarks
15:00–15:30 Closing reception (all participants)
The seminar is supported by Horizon 2020 Twinning project ‘SciCar’ (Addressing Attractiveness of Science Career Awareness)