INTERNATIONAL EXPERT SEMINAR
30 September 2021
Venue: Estonian Academy of Sciences (Kohtu 6, Tallinn, Estonia)
Organisers: University of Tartu and Estonian Academy of Sciences
The seminar reflects on research endeavours in the field of science education, bringing together well known and eminent science education researchers around the world to highlight different directions in how best to overcome the gaps existing between students’ needs and science teaching and between the education for science teacher and the changing societal expectations and between the science research community and advancements in science education research. It is particularly addressed to science education research and policy-makers and is intended to promote suggestions on how different parties can work together to support advancement, from a science education perspective, for a future knowledge-based society.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
This seminar seeks to address science education researchers, PhD students, science teachers and science teaching staff in Estonian Universities as well as science education policy-makers and funding bodies.
PROGRAMME (Programme with abstracts etc.)
|Chair: Prof. Miia Rannikmäe, University of Tartu|
|10:00–10:30||Arrival. Welcome coffee|
|10:30–11:00|| Opening words. Tarmo Soomere, the President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. Video|
Introduction of the programme. Prof. Miia Rannikmäe, University of Tartu. Video
|11:00–11:45|| STEM Education as a Paradigm Shift: What Research says about STEM Education? Presentation file and video.|
Professor Do-Yong Park, Illinois State University, USA
|11:45–12:15|| A Research-driven View on Science Teacher Education. Presentation file and video.|
Prof. Jari Lavonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
|12:15–12:45|| Research in Science impacting on Science Education. Presentation file and video.|
Prof. Ron Naamann, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
|13:30–14:00|| What does Research in Science Education say to the Science Teacher? Presentation file and video.|
Dr. Rachel Mamlok-Naamann, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
|14:00–14:20|| How does Research in Science Education support the Practicing Science Teacher? Presentation file and video.|
Helen Semilarski, PhD student, University of Tartu; Biology teacher, Tartu Miina Härma Gymnasium
|14:20–14:50|| Overview of Research-driven, Paradigm Shifts in Science Education. Presentation file and video.|
Visiting prof Jack Holbrook, University of Tartu
|15:00–15:30||Closing reception (all participants)|
The seminar is supported by Horizon 2020 Twinning project ‘SciCar’ (Addressing Attractiveness of Science Career Awareness)
COVID-19 information: According to requirements of Estonia Government we will check the digital COVID certificate of the participants. More information on the certificate on the Health Board web page.