FISER'14

Frontiers in Mathematics and Science

Education Research Conference

01-03 May 2014 - Famagusta

 
 

 

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  1. Undergraduate Mathematics and Science curricula

Specifying and assessing ambitious yet transparent learning objectives

Challenges of recruitment and retainment in specific programmes

Students’ early experience of research-like work in science and mathematics

Inquiry oriented formats and methods for courses, tutorials and labs

Science and mathematics teaching for majors of other subjects

Internal transition problems (students’ experience of coherence of programmes)

External transition problems (how do programs relate to secondary level and to professions) 

 

  2. Didactical design in science and mathematics

Discipline-based educational research

Didactical design as an innovation approach: construction and evaluation of IBSME

Didactical design as a method of research into the dynamics of teaching and learning

Didactical designs for the detection and vindication of concrete obstacles for learners

Designing experimental environments for student learning in mathematics and science

Assessment and evaluation in mathematics and science classrooms

Conceptual Learning Strategies

 

  3. Technology for Teaching and Learning in Science and Mathematics

Computer algebra systems in secondary level teaching and assessment

Virtual labs and other forms of ICT based experimental student work

E-learning in science and mathematics

Distance teaching and learning in science and mathematics

Environments for students’ autonomous work with science and mathematics resources (e.g. from the Internet)

 

  4. Faculty Professional Development

Specific needs and methods for professional development of university teachers of mathematics and science

Faculty’s needs for training

Models of faculty development

Assessment of faculty development

 

  5. Education and development of science and mathematics teachers

Pre-service teacher education curricula: implicit and explicit models of teacher knowledge

Systems of induction into practice: bridging the gap between pre-service curricula and teaching practice

Innovative forms of in-service teacher development, e.g. lesson study and online learning communities

Links and gaps between university science and mathematics, and teachers’ knowledge and practice

International comparative studies of teacher knowledge

 

  6. Contemporary Issues

The role of language in science and mathematics education

Culture and learning

Conceptual changes in mathematics and science education

Social issues in STEM education

Critical and creative thinking skills

Project-based instruction

Prospects for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

The use of the history of mathematics and science in the teaching of mathematics and science.