We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2nd International Conference on Science and Technology Education (ICSTE 2013). Higher Education Studies (HES) will publish a special issue comprising a selection of papers presented at the conference.
2ND International Conference on Science and Technology Education (ICSTE 2013)
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike-Abia State, Nigeria
August 12-15, 2013
We are pleased to invite you to the International Conference on Science and Technology Education (ICSTE 2013) holding at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike-Abia State (Nigeria).The conference is organized by African Association for Teaching and Learning (AATL); African Society for the Scientific Research (AASR), Mediterranean Center for Educational Social Research (MCESR), and International Digital Organization for Scientific Information (IDOSI) in cooperation with other institutions. ICSTE 2013 is an international forum for those who wish to present their projects and innovations, having also the opportunity to discuss the main aspects and the latest results in the fields of Science, Technology, Education and Research. Our aim is to inspire and provoke crucial discussions and debates. The event boasts critical thinking and reconsiders policies and practices. ICSTE 2013 seek a diverse and comprehensive program covering all areas of science and technology teaching, learning and development. The program includes a wide range of activities designed to facilitate the exchange of expertise, experience, and resources amongst colleagues.
The ICSTE 2013 is held at Umudike near Umuahia located in the South-East part of Nigeria. The event would bring together more than 400 delegates including teachers, scientists, technologists, policy makers and graduate students from across the globe to promote exchange and discussion of issues relating to the theme and sub-themes.
I, on behalf of AATL/ASSR and cooperating partners feel honoured to be hosting the conference in Nigeria. We look forward to seeing you the conference.
Dr M. N. Modebelu
Chair, Local Organising Committee
Aim and Objectives
International Conference on Science and Technology Education (ICSTE2013) is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of original peer-reviewed, contributed and invited articles to improve and enhance science and technology education at all levels worldwide. Topics covered can be categorized as disciplinary (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering and the learning processes related to their acquisition and assessment of results), technological (computer, video, audio and print), and organizational (legislation, administration, implementation and teacher enhancement). Insofar as technology is playing an increasing role both in the understanding and the development of science disciplines and in the delivery of information, the journal includes it as a component of science education. The conference provides a stimulating and informative variety of papers geared toward theory and practice in the hope that common information shared among a broad coalition of individuals and groups involved in science education will facilitate future efforts. In addition to works in the fields mentioned above and case studies of exemplary implementations, the conference provides opportunity for exchange of ideas amongst scholars and professionals to help reach our common goal: excellence in science and technology education. The ICSTE2013 is a premier gathering of educators, professors, engineers, scientists, technologists, activists, administrators, innovators, policy makers, graduate students and others interested in sharing ideas, knowledge and experiences. The major objective is to provide a unique environment to sharing innovative practices, cutting-edge research and unique experiences as well as strategies.
ICSTE 2013 Committee
The ICSTE Conference Committee is made up of the Advisory Board; Scientific Committee and Local Organising Committee comprising a total of 60 members, seasoned scholars of international reputation from 30 different countries divided into several sub-committees.
Prof. Gerhard Berchtold (Chair)
Universidad Azteca, Mexico
Prof. Erdal Toprakci
Ege University, Turkey
Prof. Addison M. Wokocha
Teachers Registration Council, Nigeria
Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan
International Digital Organization for Scientific Information, UAE
Professor Adriana Vizental
University Aurel Vlaicu, Romania
Prof. Yau Yuen Yeung
Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Prof. A. R. Sayfoo
Vocational Training Institute, Mauritius
Prof. Ali Simsek
Anadolu University, Turkey
Professor Florica Bodistean
University Aurel Vlaicu, Romania
Sir (Dr) Nkasiobi Silas Oguzor
Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku-Nigeria
Prof. Leela Pradhan
Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Prof. Mohammad Nisar
University of Malakand, Pakistan
Dr. Mahwish Washeed
International Islamic University, Pakistan
Prof. Raphael C. Njoku
University of Louisville, USA
Prof. S. S. Lloyd
West Coast University, Panama
Prof. Timothy A. Falade
New York Institute of Technology, Jordan
Prof. Pedro Cravo
International Association for the Scientific Knowledge, Portugal
Prof. Hasan Basri Gunduz
Sakarya University, Turkey
Prof. B. V. Toshev
University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Prof. Aslam Adeeb
Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Professor Orhan Karamustafao?lu
Amasya University, Turkey
Professor Izzet Kara
Pamukkale University, Turkey
Professor Sevilay Karamustafaoglu
Amasya University, Turkey
Dr Jacinta A. Opara (Secretary, ISC)
European School Science Project, Granada-Spain
Professor Hüseyin Bag
Pamukkale University, Turkey
Prof. Pascal Mimero
European Chemistry Thematic Network Association, Belgium
Prof. Jesus Simal Gandara
University of Vigo, Spain
Prof. Alice Kagoda
Makerere University, Uganda
Prof. Adnan Riaz
Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan
Prof. Fernando Alberto Ferreira
Polytechnic Institute of Santarem, Portugal
Prof. Orifjan Namozov
Prague Development Centre (PRADEC), Czech Republic
Prof. Musharaf Khan
University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Prof. Luiela-Magdalena Csorba
University Aurel Vlaicu, Romania
Prof. Rajarshi Roy
National Institute of Technical Teachers´ Training and Research, India
Prof. Samir Mohamed Alredaisy
University of Khartoun, Sudan
Prof. Gidey Yirga
Makelle University, Ethiopia
Mr. M. Ilyas Khan
Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
Dr. Ivan Genov
Science and Education Foundation, Bulgaria
Professor Oby Okonkwor
Nnamdi Azikiwe University,Awka-Nigeria
Prof. Afshan Akbar
G.C. University, Pakistan
Dr Anthonia U. Ejifugha
Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri,Nigeria
Dr M. N. Modebelu (Chair, LOC)
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike-Nigeria
Vision of the Conference
The ICSTE is a global event with the mission of furthering the advancement and innovation in engineering, technology, science, agriculture, teaching, learning, industry, and development. The Conference serves as a means to connect and engage professors, engineers, technologists, researchers, consultants, innovators, managers, policy makers and others. The event offers an opportunity to meet and share ideas. It also inspire a new generation of global scientists and technology leaders in countries around the world.
Call for Papers and Panels
Proposals are invited taking into consideration the motto, theme and sub- themes of the Conference. All proposals must be full texts. We don’t welcome only abstracts. (See paper submission for details). The proposal’s originality, its relationship to the Conference theme and the clarity of its objectives, organization and approach are factors considered in selection.
Myths and Realities in Science and Technology Education
Sub-Themes and Topics
Historical Foundations of Science and Technology
Philosophy of Science and Technology in relation to educational issues
Research and reviews of research in science and Technology education
Curriculum, Science and Technology
Economics of Science Education
Psychological Issues in Science and Technology Education
Gender, Science, Technology Education
Culture, Science and Technology
Effective practice in the teaching of science and Technology
Analyses of issues of direct relevance to science and Technology education
Classroom management in science and Technology education
Assessment and evaluation in science and Technology education
Teacher training in Science and Technology education
Learning Strategies in Science education
Educational Policy for Science and Technology
Primary School science
Food Science and Technology
Fine and Applied Arts
Science and Technology Policy
Library Science and Media Technology
Project Management Technology
Adult Education for Science
Conceptual understanding in Science and Technology education
Misconception and misunderstanding in Science and Technology education
Curriculum development in Science and Technology education
Formal and informal Science and Technology education
Earth science education
Science and Technology Subjects in Secondary Schools
Science Teacher education
Vocational Teacher Education
Technical Teacher Education
Science, Technology Education and Sustainability
Agricultural Science Education
Integrated Science Education
Health Education and Safety
Mathematics Education in relationship to Science and Technology education
Comparative Science and Technology education
Science and Technology Projects
Internationalization of Science and Technology
Education for a Sustainable Development including Human Rights
Social issues in Science & Technology Education
Science education and institutional religion, and how this is negotiated in schools
ICT, E-learning, distance education, smart schools, and science and technology education
Links between STE and Epistemology,
Socio-scientific issues in Science & Technology Education
Learners and Teachers’ Conceptions and Competences in Science & Technology Education
Curricula and school textbooks in Science & Technology Education
Evaluation in Science & Technology Education
Practices and Didactic engineering in Science & Technology Education
New Trends and Approaches in Science Education
Learning and Teaching in Science Education
Nature of Science and Scientific Literacy
Assessment and Evaluation in Science Education
Pre-service and In-service Science Teachers Education
Science Curriculum and evaluation
ICT in Science Education
Discussions of Environmental, Science, and Technology Education Issues
Cognition and Instruction
Environmental & Geographical Education
Science and Literacy
Instructional Design, Teaching Materials and Strategies
Using Technology in Environmental & Science Education
Cultural Studies in Environmental & Science Education
Pedagogical Issues and Teaching/Learning Strategies
Computer Assisted Learning/Teaching
Web Based Instruction/Training
Metaphors, Analogies, Models, and Simulations for Teaching and Learning
Qualitative Research and Methodologies
Who Should Attend
This is an excellent opportunity for scholars to come together from all over the world to share their works, experiences and ideas by presenting paper or by simply observing, and as with all likely events, there will be a number of programs and activities.
The Conference attracts a range of science educators, engineers, technologists, scientists, researchers, innovators, teachers, students, activists, administrators, professionals and others. Attendees join together to share ideas, experiences, views and their passion for quality teaching and learning.
If you want to chair a session, organize a panel, evaluate papers to be published in the congress proceeding, books or journals, contribute to the editing or any other offer to assist, please send an email to the secretariat.
As a global event for the advancement and innovation in learning, industry and technology a wide range of opportunities are available to present research-oriented/industrial papers. Corporate bodies can showcase and market their products and services. For information about corporate showcases and other corporate activities, please contact the secretariat.
Until July 31, 2013
Early Bird: Until April 30, 2013
Late: As from 1st May, 2013
ICSTE 2013 will take place at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike-Abia State, Nigeria.
General Submission Information
The Scientific Committee of the ICSTE2013 accepts only full-texts (ie abstracts and main text) together as proposals. All proposals must be in English. All proposals must adhere strictly to the instructions for formatting their submissions. Please see guidelines for presentations. All proposals must be accompanied with Proposal form. All submissions are subject to a blind review process. Papers submitted after July 31, 2013 may not be published in the Conference Proceedings.
Categories of Presentation
The Technical Program of the Conference includes a wide range of submissions and activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information:
Keynote Speakers/Invited Speakers
Note: Authors who are unable to attend will have the conference materials posted to their addresses immediately after the Conference. Please contact the conference secretariat for more details.
Please see the guideline (see Information for Authors)
All proposals must be in English.
At least an author of each paper must be registered and pay the appropriate Conference fee.
All communication will be with the corresponding author.
Participants who registered for the Conference but unable to attend will have the Conference materials mailed to their registered contact address.
All presenters must present at the time scheduled by the Committee. Requests for specific time slots will not be accepted
The Conference provides basic equipment for presenters.
ICSTE can offer limited financial support for participation.
All Participants must pay appropriate Conference registration fee. However, we strive to keep our registration fee low for all attendees.
Presentations that advertise commercial products will not be accepted. However, if you have a commercial product to show case, for exhibition or marketing, please contact the secretariat.
Information for Authors
1. The paper should be A4 format. Left, right, top and bottom margins should be 2.00 cm each. English is the official language of the conference. 2. Title should be 14-point, all in capital letters, bold and centered.
3. Font size throughout the paper should be 12-point in Garamond, in single space, and justified.
4. The whole text should be written with “Garamond”.
5. Do not give page numbers for the paper.
6. A blank line should be left after the title. Names of authors, affiliations and e-mails should be provided after the title.
7. Following the authors’ information, a 200-word abstract should be provided with five keywords. The “Abstract” should be a summary of the paper.
8. Graphics and pictures should be prepared in black and white.
9. One blank line should be allowed between the components of the paper (i.e. introduction, methods and procedures, results, conclusion, references.). Main headings should be centered, bold and capitalized. The second level of headings should be title case and bold. The third level should be italicized and upper- and lower-case heading.
10. For titles of tables, graphics and pictures, sentence case should be used.
11. Texts used in Tables, graphics and pictures should be Garamond. The font size can be reduced to 10 pt.
12. References should be at the end of the paper and should be listed alphabetically. References and citations within the text should be prepared in the APA format.
13. Abbreviations should comply with the standard use. They should be given in full format at the first place they are used.
14. The paper should be maximum 10 pages
15. SI unit should be employed where applicable
16. Only proposals containing abstract and full texts are acceptable. We do not welcome only abstracts.
17. All submissions must be by email attachment preferably in MS words. We do not accept hard copies
18. All papers must adhere to this template in format. No paper can be processed if not formatted according to the stated rules and regulations.
19. Papers submitted after July 31, 2013 may be presented at the conference but they may not be published in the conference book
20. The first 50 registered participants will collect free copies of our previous publications.
21. All papers should be submitted to: editoricste@gmail
All proposals (in English) are selected on basis of clarity, quality and relevance to the Conference theme and Sub- themes. A blind review process will be used to evaluate all submissions. ICSTE regrets that it cannot select all proposals submitted. It should not be assumed that prior participation in our event guarantees selection for ICSTE2013. Space is limited.
Grant and Support
Aiming at encouraging intended participants, the conference organizers have created a solidarity fund. A limited sponsorship is available for participants from the developing countries. Young scholars below the rank of Senior Lecturer or its equivalent and women are particularly encouraged to apply. Support may be in the form of full sponsorship including travel grants and boarding or partial sponsorship.
Best Paper Awards
A sub-committee on Best Paper Awards will consider outstanding presentations for several designated awards. The yardstick is quality, innovation and application. All accepted papers are eligible for consideration. There will be an Award for Outstanding Student Paper. Award winning papers will receive certificates and will be highlighted in future ASSR/AATL events.
All Participants must complete the registration form. Payment of Conference registration should be made in USD in the form of bank transfer (all costs at Participant’s charge). We request that you send us a computer print-out copy of the bank transfer and the duely completed registration form by email attachment. Additional information is provided on the registration form. Without the receipt of your completed registration form, print-out copy of the bank transfer and signed Copyright Agreement, it means you are not registered for the Conference.
The bank transfer is the method of payment. Please see the Conference registration form for details.
NB: Delegates resident in Nigeria can pay into the bank details below.
Name of Bank Account: Beverly Resources
Bank Account No: 1015407653
Name of Bank: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA)
Entitlement of Registered Delegates
Entry to all sessions of the Conference
Conference gift items
Certificate of Participation
Certificate of Authorship (paper presenters only)
Admission to social/cultural/tourist activities
Invoice / receipt of payment
Cocktail of the Conference
Special hotel booking at discounted rate
Onsite wireless network
Conference group Photos
Each paper will be included in conference programme. Authors of all selected papers will have their works published in the Conference proceedings with ISBN/ISSN. Papers of best quality will be published in some selected journals or other publications (ISSN).Some carefully selected papers will be available online.
Cheap hotels are available around the conference venue. Information on accommodation is available on request. The hotel offers reduced rates for conference delegates. Delegates may make other arrangements if they wish. If any participants need accommodation, the conference organizers can reserve rooms for them. Price of accommodation ranges from US$45 to US$125 per night.
Visa and Travel Information
International guests visiting Nigeria may require a visa. Visitors from West Africa do not need a visa. Participants should contact the Nigerian Embassy or Consulate nearest to them for more information. Registered participants who need Invitation Letter/Acceptance Letter to facilitate their visa application can send us email. Detailed list of Nigerian Embassy/Consulates and the requirements for visa application can be obtained from the nearest Nigerian Embassy.
Insurance and Inoculations
Visitors entering Nigeria require travel/health insurance and some medical inoculations according to immigrations laws. International participants should contact the nearest Nigerian Embassies/High Commissions/Consulates and the requirements for travel/health insurance and inoculations.
Airport Shuttle Bus
Aiming at assisting delegates to quickly move from Owerri Airport to the Conference venue, the ICSTE Committee organizes a shuttle. Please contact the secretariat for the shuttle schedule and arrangements.
Adverting and Exhibitions
The ICSTE welcomes requests for placing adverts on their event website, Conference materials, etc. We also invite corporate agencies/individuals or Associations that wish to make exhibitions, trade fair during the events. Adverts and exhibitions may be charged.
For more information or clarification on any aspect of the Conference, please contact the conference organizers (Dr M. N. Modebelu, Co-Chair, ICSTE2013 International Scientific Committee, Tel: +2348035050452; email: email@example.com)
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