The following guidelines are meant to facilitate the preparation of the Conference for each participant and set favourable conditions for fruitful exchanges during the meeting. Official language of the Conference will be English.
The delegation of a country would normally be composed of:
- an academician;
- a representative from the ministry in charge of fundamental education;
- an expert in science education and teachers’ professional development.
BEFORE THE CONFERENCE
- Participants are invited to:
- Bring to the Conference relevant material on science education for display (teaching booklets, experiments, websites, etc.). There will be space to show them during the Conference breaks.
- Prepare a poster about science education projects in his/her country to be presented in Session 9 of the Conference (A1 size, i.e. cm 59 x 84). Title, author(s), institution(s) and country must be clearly indicated at the top. Name and contact details of the corresponding author should also be included. Participants can report about a national experience in developing or renewing science education. Posters should briefly summarize the work being presented, including (if possible) the following information:
1. the rationale and the objectives of the experience/ project;
2. the role of stakeholders and relationships with partners: Ministry of education, Academy, etc.;
3. the type of activities implemented: main results and outcomes, successes;
4. the difficulties and constraints overcome, lessons learnt for potential further developments in the country, for example the extension of a pilot project;
5. the expertise that could be shared with others, the help that could be provided by your experience/project in the collaboration with another country.
A short abstract (max 10 lines) of each poster must be sent via email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> by 15 April 2014.
- Speakers are requested to submit a summary (max one page) of their oral presentations via email to <email@example.com> by 15 April 2014.
DURING THE CONFERENCE
Participants will be requested to give a feedback on science education initiatives in other countries that they found of particular interest, as presented in the poster session or in oral sessions, in relationship with their own national experience and wishes for further collaboration beyond the AEMASE Conference. Each participant will describe his/her interest for other national projects by filling in a form to be distributed during the Conference. At the end of the poster session facilitators will collect the forms that have been filled in and will compose the parallel groups that will meet in Session 10. This will favour the identification of potential partnerships that would be mutually relevant and profitable.