Science & Technology Education for Development, Citizenship and Social Justice

La Medina - Yasmine Hammamet

October 28, 2012 – November 3, 2012

The overall theme of the 2012 symposium is " Science & Technology Education for Development, Citizenship and Social Justice".

The organizers invite research-based abstracts and papers addressing the following nine strands in the contexts of pre-school, primary school, high school or tertiary education, as well as in out-of-school education:

- S1: Education for Sustainable Development, Human Rights and Health.

Proposed’ Topics  

  • Education for all.
  • Citizenship education.
  • ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) / Environmental education.
  • Health education/ health promotion/Sex education.
  • Ethics in STE


- S2: Cultural, social and gender issues in STE

Proposed’ Topics  

  • Gender issues.
  • Values and Ethics in STE.
  • International comparisons.
  • Student diversity and inclusive education.
  • Political issues in STE.
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Intercultural Education.
  • Language problems / linguistic diversity
  • Conceptions, science, justice and citizenship
  • Science, Technology and Society.


- S3: STE and religion.

Proposed’ Topics  

  • Nature of science, nature of religion.
  • Science education versus religious education
  • Science and religion: strategies for learning and teaching, teachers training, curriculum design.
  • Science and Belief: alternative conceptions.
  • Teaching religions or enrolling in a religion? Inside or outside school?


- S4: ICT for equity and democracy in STE.

Proposed’ Topics  

  • Digital divide.
  • ICT and e-learning in teacher development.
  • Smart school and ICT-based education.
  • Distance learning and blended learning.
  • ICT learning and instructional design.
  • Perspectives and educational programs beyond ICT


- S5: Epistemology, History and Philosophy in STE.

Proposed’ Topics  

  • History and epistemology in mathematics, fundamental and applied sciences
  • History and Philosophy of Biomedical and Health Education.
  • Philosophy of Science: Modeling, complexity, prediction


- S6: Socio-scientific issues in STE.

Proposed’ Topics  

  • Socio-scientific issues and cognitive process in formal and nonformal learning
  • Using Socio-scientific issues for STE
  • Education in science centres and museums
  • Positioning arguments and controversies in STE


- S7: Teacher training and teaching practices

Proposed’ Topics  

  • Teachers and trainers in science and technology: Policy, missions, training, roles, values ​​and perspectives.
  • Teaching STE versus conception and competence
  • STE: Practices and didactic design

- S8: Curricula, textbooks and media in STE.

Proposed’ Topics  
  • Critical analysis of official programs and textbooks.
  • Curriculum design and development in STE.
  • Inter/intra / trans-disciplinary topics.
  • Science, Media and Society

- S9: Evaluation in STE.

Proposed’ Topics  

  • Assessment and ranking of schools and universities.
  • Assessment dealing with learning, training and citizenship education
  • Competency assessment.
  • Social impact of assessment.
  • Theory and practice of Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement.
  • Evaluation of Educational Research.
  • Educational Assessment Policies and System Monitoring.
  • International comparative evaluations (PISA, TIMMS, ROSE,…)



Upcoming XV IOSTE International Symposia


The XV IOSTE International Symposium on Science & Technology Education for Development, Citizenship and Social Justice

At Yasmine Hammamet (29 October – 3 November, 2012).


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