The 2nd edition of the New Perspective in Science Education Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 14 - 15 March 2013.
The Call for Papers, within the New Perspective in Science Education Conference, is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of science education as well as to coordinators of science and training projects.The abstract should be written in English (between 200 and 500 words) and sent to email@example.com no later than 03 January 2013.
03 January 2013: Deadline for submitting abstracts
09 January 2013: Notification of Acceptance / Rejection
14 January 2013: Deadline for final submission of papers
11 February 2013: Deadline for speakers registration
14-15 March 2013: Dates of the conference
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International Conference on New Horizons aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other.
The objectives and scope of this conference are the following: Art Education, Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Classroom Teacher Education, College and Higher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Democracy Education, Development of Science Competencies, Developmental Psychology, Distance Education, Education and Culture, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Environmental Education, ESL Education, Health Education, High School Teacher Education, History Education, Human Resources in Education, Human Rights Education, Innovation and Changing in Ed., Instructional Design, Language Education, Language Learning and Teaching, Language Teacher Education, Learning and Teaching, Guiding and Counseling, Learning Psychology, Mathematics Education, Measurement and Evaluation in Ed., Middle School Teacher Education, Multi-Cultural Education, Music Education, New Learning Environments, Nursery Education, Parents Involvement, Physics Education, Pre-school Education, Primary School Education, Professional Development, Science Education, Social Sciences Teaching, Society Involvement, Special Education, Sport and Physical Education, Teacher Training, Vocational Education.
The “New Perspective in Science Education” conference has the aim to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for Science Education.
The conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science field.
The aim of the “New Perspective in Science Education” conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice and in the field of the application of innovation for Science Education.
The conference focuses on the following topics:
- Enhancing students’ motivation
- New Technologies for Science Teaching
- Science Communication
- Science Education and Disabled People
- Science Education Projects and Initiatives
- Science Education Resources and Activities
- Studies on Science Education
- Science Teaching Methods
- Training of Science Teachers
Please note that this is by no means an exhaustive list and other topics will also be considered.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments, JoVE, is dedicated to accelerating biological, medical, chemical and physical research by elucidating techniques through a combination of peer reviewed video and text.
The fifth eLearning Baltics conference combines again the international scientific conference eLBa Science and the Business User Forum eLBa Business. The conference is accompanied by an Exhibition. On the eve of the eLBa 2012 Pre-Conference Workshops takes place.
The motto of the eLBa 2012 is: Learning, Training and Assistance at the Workplace
The overall program of the eLBa 2011 consists of:
June 20th, 2012:
June 21st and 22nd 2012:
- Scientific Conference eLBa Science
- User forum eLBa Business
- eLBa Contest 'Assistance in everyday professional life'
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is to significantly step up its efforts to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU with the creation of six new cross-border innovation hubs, known as Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), in 2014-2020.
The European Commission has allocated a budget of €2.8 billion in the next financial framework to enable the EIT to expand and consolidate the development of its existing KICs which focus on climate change, sustainable energy and ICT.
"The new package we are proposing for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology is great news for European business, research and academia. We are investing in creating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and strengthening the innovation capacity of the EU so that we remain a match for the world's best," said Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
The Commission also adopted a proposal for the EIT 'Strategic Innovation Agenda', which defines the framework for the Institute's operations in the years to come. The Commission expects it to provide an impetus for creating up to 600 start-up companies and for training 25 000 students and 10 000 PhDs in new curricula combining excellent science with a strong entrepreneurship component.
Internauts will be able to connect to 17 telescopes on four continents to share observation time
A world network of robotic telescopes is to be developed as part of a European citizen science project that has just kicked off at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid's Facultad de Informática. The network, to which any citizen will be able to connect and share observation time, will offer free open access via the Internet.
The European project is called Gloria (GLObal Robotic telescopes Intelligent Array for e-Science). Gloria will be a tool for amateur astronomists to research astronomy either using robotic telescopes or analysing astronomical data available in Gloria's or other organization's public databases. Gloria is a three-year project with a budget of 2.5 million euros.
The European project draws on the experience of the Montegancedo Observatory, located at the Facultad de Informática. The Montegancedo Observatory is the first free open access astronomical observatory in the world. The observatory is remote controlled using Ciclope Astro software, mantained by the UPM's Ciclope group. This software will be used by the world robotic telescope network.
Ciclope Astro provides a number of tools for running astronomical experiments, scenario building and remote telescope, camera and dome control. Any internaut can enter the observatory from their home to experience astronomy first hand.
Francisco Sánchez, Director of the Montegancedo Observatory, is the coordinator of this European project with 13 partners from Russia, Chile, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland and Spain. The partners held a three-day meeting last week at the Facultad de Informática to plan project development.
A network of 17 telescopes will be the seed of the Gloria project that is to offer free Web 2.0 access to internauts from all over the world. The first of these robotic telescopes will be available via the network within a year.
All the robotized telescopes will share the same software, maintained by Gloria project members. Internet access to the telescopes is based on the same Ciclope Astro software as controls the Montegancedo Observatory.
Apart from the 17 telescopes, two user experiments will be run as part of the project. The experiments will be coordinated by the University of Oxford, creators of Galaxy Zoo, an online initiative that invites members to classify around a million galaxies.
Gloria will also organize educational activities, such as broadcasting astronomical events, to attract new users. For this purpose, it will sponsor the next four Sky Live Internet television missions.
The Gloria project sets out to bring amateur astronomers from all over the world together to exploit their collective intelligence and foster participation in astronomical research based on data analysis and astronomical observations.
Telescope use will be managed using the karma technique, which defines a reputation or rating. This method, which has been successfully applied by Web 2.0 sites, automatically distributes the observing times of major users according to the network use criterion.
This will make Gloria a network for citizen science, capable of increasing research quality through open networks and e-infrastructures.
During the project, a foundation will be set up to safeguard any documentation and open software generated. The foundation will also assure that the community of partner internauts can be maintained and continue growing even after the Gloria project ends.
Gloria targets any citizen with an interest in astronomy, such as schoolchildren and students, who can contemplate the universe, learn more about astronomy and directly participate in scientific experiments from their own home.
The robotic telescopes that are to join the network are now self-financing, and their participation in the Gloria project will generate no extra costs.
Målet med projektet er, at der skal udvikles 30 anvendelsesorienterede undervisningsforløb fra 0. klassetrin til 3.g i et tæt samarbejde mellem skoler, virksomheder og Naturvidenskabernes Hus. Med projektet vil vi omsætte en vision om at gøre konkrete tilbud på anvendelsesorienteret undervisning tilgængelige for landets lærere i både grundskole og gymnasium og som vil gøre deres undervisning sjovere, nemmere og mere udbytterig for eleverne. Virksomhedernes teknologi og anvendt naturvidenskab som drivkraft for ny undervisning
The National STEM Centre houses the UK's largest accessible physical library of resource materials to support the teaching and learning of science, design & technology, engineering and mathematics. The collections range across materials for the 5 - 19 age group. Alongside contemporary resource materials including print, multimedia, and practical resources, is a growing archive collection, which showcases several decades of curriculum development.