"The Tango Between Science and STEM"
The International Science Education Conference 2020 aims to provide a platform for intellectual dialogue on issues related to science education as we progressed further into the 21st Century. With increasing disruption by technology as well as alternative ways of examining science education, it is timely to re-look at existing valued practices of science education and science education research to better position ourselves beyond 2020. The use of 20/20 vision is deliberate to highlight the aspirations of many who have perfect vision and hence wisdom to make sense of current as well as further trends and needs in science education.
STEM Conference 2020
STEM Conference 2020 aims to bring together educators and professionals from STEM disciplines to foster collaboration and share best teaching practices.
“Learning without boundaries with STEM: Engaging in Exploration” is the theme for STEM Conference 2020. It aims to provide a platform for educators to have an engaging discussion among the community and to explore curating flexible learning experiences. It also aims at raising students’ aspirations in pursuing STEM careers by exposing them to real-world applications, problems and industries. More than just a school subject, STEM offers a fundamental way of understanding and changing the world for the better.
The overall theme of the ISEC-STEM Conferences is, “The Tango between Science and STEM”. It reflects a dance the S-T-E-M education researchers are immersed in as they crossover into interdisciplinary research. Tango also encapsulates the synergy between Science and STEM as Science continues to play a prominent role in STEM education.
One of the disruptions to science education as a field is the increasing emphasis on integrated STEM education. With science as the discipline that is currently dominant in integrated STEM, it is strategic that we position ISEC 2020 and STEM 2020 as two related conferences. This will encourage scholars from both fields to interact and develop synergies to move the knowledge forward.