Theme: “Science and technology education research and its impact on practice”



The symposium is open to all working in the field of science and technology education, including established researchers, Master and Doctoral students, and practising teachers in schools. We welcome, especially, papers from those new to science education research.
First call for papers
The deadline for the submission of extended abstracts is the 11th February 2012. The extended abstracts should be no longer than 1000 words, with formatting using font Times New Roman 12pt and all margins 2.5cm. Abstracts should include the framework for the research, the research questions, methodology, outline data, analysis, interpretation, implications, and selected references.
The abstracts should be sent to: Dr Sarah Hayes, sarah.hayes@ul.ie or Dr John Oversby, j.p.oversby@reading.ac.uk.
Abstracts will be blind reviewed and invitations for full papers up to 12 pages sent to successful authors as soon as possible after the deadline. If you need an early decision to book travel and/or accommodation, please submit your abstract as soon as possible.
The notification of acceptance for a presentation and paper will be no later than February 28th. It is anticipated that full papers will be published in an E-proceedings. The deadline for full papers will be May 21st 2012. Abstracts will not be accepted for presentation unless one of the authors confirms attendance and pays the fee for the symposium.
Papers may deal with the areas of Science and Technology education at primary, secondary, or higher education within the scope of the overall symposium theme. Papers will be grouped by theme for presentation. The presentation will be 15 minutes, with 5 minutes for questioning (20 minutes total). A discussion will be led by the chair at the end of each session. There will also be opportunities for further formal and informal discussion. One of the key goals of this symposium is to provide a platform for young and new researchers to present their work, and discuss this with more experienced researchers.
The symposium will begin at 14:00 on Wednesday the 18th of April and finish at 13:00 on Friday the 20th of April. There will be a conference fee €100. The fee for postgraduate students is €80. This fee will include refreshments, a conference pack, lunch and dinner on Thursday. However, we will also arrange a dinner for Wednesday night in an interesting venue. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs and evening meals. Information on accommodation and travel will be on symposium website:

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NW Europe Mini Symposium 2011

NCE-MSTL, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Date: 18th – 20th April 2012
Theme: “Science and technology education research and its impact on practice”
The symposium is open to all working in the field of science and technology education, including established researchers, Master and Doctoral students, and practising teachers in schools. We welcome, especially, papers from those new to science education research.

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