
FISER'14 Frontiers in Mathematics and Science Education Research Conference 0103 May 2014  Famagusta 

Conference Topics 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 researchlike 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 Disciplinebased 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 Elearning 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 Preservice teacher education curricula: implicit and explicit models of teacher knowledge Systems of induction into practice: bridging the gap between preservice curricula and teaching practice Innovative forms of inservice 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 Projectbased instruction Prospects for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) The use of the history of mathematics and science in the teaching of mathematics and science. 