We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 3rd International Technology, Education and Environment Conference & Exhibition (TEEC 2013) & 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL 2013). Higher Education Studies (HES) will publish a special issue comprising a selection of papers presented at the conference.
3rd International Technology, Education and Environment Conference & Exhibition (TEEC 2013)
3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL 2013)
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
August 12-15, 2013
Professor Samir Mohamed Alredaisy
Professor Oby C. Okonkwor
On behalf of the Programme Committee we are pleased to invite you to take part in the 3rd International Technology, Education and Environment Conference & Exhibition (TEEC 2013) and 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL 2012) that will be held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Nigeria) on the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th of August, 2013.
The TEEC2013 and ICTL2013 are international conferences, organized by the African Society for the Scientific Research (ASSR), Khartoum-Sudan; The Learning Community, India and African Association for Teaching and Learning (AATL), Accra-Ghana. The mission of the conferences are to further the advancement and innovation in technology, education and environment. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore learn, and share knowledge are needed. The Conferences serve as a means to connect and engage creative technologists, educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, consultants, training managers, policy makers, curriculum developers, and others in the topics and fields in which they are passionate about.
We invite you to participate in the conferences. You will also find all the necessary information at our conference website.www.hrmars.com/conferences. Please note that the proposal (full text papers) deadline is July 31, 2013. It would be most highly appreciated if you can pass this information on to your colleagues who might be interested in our conference.
We the Program Committee on behalf of cooperating partners feel honoured to be hosting the conference in Nigeria and look forward to seeing you.
Professor Dr Samir Mohamed Alredaisy
Chair, International Scientific Committee
Theme and Topics
TEEC2013 and ICTL2013 seek a diverse and comprehensive program covering all areas of education, technology and environment. The program includes a wide range of activities designed to facilitate the exchange of expertise, experience, and resources with colleagues. These include keynote sessions, full paper presentations, panels, workshops, round table discussion sessions and social networking.
Information for Authors
1. The paper should be A4 format. Left, right, top and bottom margins should be 2.00 cm each.
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 in English with “Garamond”.
5. Do not give page numbers for the paper.
6. A blank line should be left after the title. Authors, affiliations and e-mails should be provided after 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 of standard use 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 for TEEC 2013 should be submitted to email@example.com
22. All papers for ICTL 2013 should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Should Attend
The Conference attracts a range of researchers, scientists, technologists, 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.
Deadlines and Venue
Proposal Submission Deadline: July 31, 2013
Conference dates: 12 – 13 – 14– and 15 August, 2013
Uri Zoller is a Research Professor (Emeritus) in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Haifa University, Oranim in Israel. He holds an Ed.D from Harvard University (1973) and a D.Sc from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in 1974. Since four decades, he has carried out important work to persuade the chemistry education community of the need to change the direction of teaching at both the secondary and the tertiary levels. His position is that science education should have as its major goal the preparation of students to be socially responsible citizens, having the ability to make rational value judgments and decisions. Traditional algorithmic, science teaching directed at lower order cognitive skills (LOCS), which focuses on the 'imparting of knowledge', fails to attain the ultimate goal of developing students' capability of evaluative, critical system thinking, responsible decision making, problem solving and, in accord, action. He kept claiming, via active research, that in order to achieve this, the focus of science education should be redirected from, the learning of “facts” or “concepts” to the development and fostering of students' higher-order cognitive skills (HOCS). These skills include: the ability to ask relevant questions, to think critically and systemically to solve problems, to be engaged in decision making and taking responsible action. To translate this educational philosophy into action, a change must take place in the way science is taught.
Over the period of his work in this area, these ideas have become mainstream in chemistry education and adopted as guiding principles by many workers, worldwide. He was awarded the NARST Classroom Application Award (1987), and more recently, the Gold Medal of the Division of Environmental Chemistry and Cultural Heritage of the Italian Chemical Society (2005). He has also been invited, as a Visiting Professor to various universities, such as Kings College, London, New York University, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the Australian National University and the University of Karlsruhe.
Uri Zoller has made meaningful contributions to theory, research, teaching strategies and assessment methodologies in the fields of science education and education at large in teaching, assessment, and curriculum development, particularly as far as the LOCS-to-HOCS paradigms shift is concerned. His work is prolific and internationally visible. His excellence and scholarship are evidenced through publications (220+ papers and 9 books), as well as numerous national and international presentations.
Professor Adriana Vizental is of “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania, and holds a doctorate in linguistics from “Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2002). She is a specialist in linguistics and education, her main areas of interest being the pragmatics of advertising and teaching English as a foreign language.
Dr. Vizental is the author of several widely acknowledged books, both in the field of education (Metodica pred?rii limbii engleze – Strategies of Teaching and Testing English as a Foreign Language) and that of linguistics (Meaning and Communication. From semantic meaning to pragmatic meaning; Working with Advertisements. From functional grammar to cooperative communication) and of over 50 articles published in scholarly journals, in Romania and abroad.
Prof. A. Vizental was Scientific Secretary of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of “Aurel Vlaicu” University for 8 years, in which capacity she organized and supervised the research activity of the faculty’s staff, participating herself in various European programs (e.g. the Lingua 2 Socrates project “New Learners in the New Europe,” focused on developing a new approach to teaching foreign languages and developing thinking skills based on the principles of TRIZ-OTSM. The project was included in the Catalogue of the European Commission. See www.thinking-approach.org/www.thinking-approach.eu). She also participated in the organization of several international conferences hosted by her university, e.g. November 2010: International Symposium Research and Education in an Innovation Era (ISREIE 2010, see www.uav.ro/ro/facultati/stiinte-umaniste-si-sociale/cercetare). Prof. Vizental is deeply concerned with fostering inter-ethnic and inter-religious communication in her town and all over Europe. In this respect, she took part in the European Grundtvig-G4PP project NILE (Network Intercultural Learning in Europe) for implementing intercultural activities. Locally, she initiated the Research Centre for Intercultural and Inter-Religious Studies of “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, whose chair she is presently holds (see www.uav.ro).
Gerhard Berchtold is Professor, Dean and Vice-Rector of International Strategic Development of Universidad Azteca, Chalco-Mexico. Gerhard Berchtold earned degrees in International Management, Higher Education Management, Environmental Decision Making, Environmental Technology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Environmental Policy, Education, and Law. An Austrian scholar, management consultant, environmental policy advisor and an expert on environmental technology, waste and environmental management, Prof. Berchtold was professor and director of the School of Environmental and Waste Management at Universidad Central de Nicaragua. Since the 1980s, Professor Berchtold has held a wide range of professional management and policy management experience, as well as distance education management and lecturing, research and consulting experiences especially in the areas of waste management, environmental policy, soil and groundwater remediation, general management and strategic and transnational higher open and distance education management. Professor Berchtold has linguistic proficiency in German, English, Italian, Spanish and French. He has served the Austrian national Parliament (1990-2002) and the European Parliament (1995-1996) as consultant and assistant, was a full-vote member of the Austrian Superfund Commission (Altlastensanierungskommission 1995-1999) and headed the environmental legislation working-group of the branch of waste and waste water management within the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria WKO (2000-2005), he used to be the administrative and political director of an independent fraction of the Tirol State Legislature (2005-2008). He has won awards including the Austrian annual prize for environment and public administration proposals, Oekomanager 2000, and is also a Salzburg Seminar alumnus (Environment and Diplomacy, 1994). He has published numerous publications and contributed substantially to both, environmental and waste management at the operational level in terms of projects, facilities and technologies, as well as to formulation, development and implementation of environmental law.
Professor Addison Mark Wokocha is a distinguished African scholar and administrator is Registrar/Chief Executive of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria. In 1972, he became an undergraduate at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he bagged B.Sc (Hons) in Agriculture, with a bias in Plant/Soil Science in 1976.With a burning desire for academic excellence, Wokocha continued his academic pursuit at the University of Port Harcourt in 1982, where he pursued a Master of Arts (Ed.), majoring in Philosophy of Education, a Degree he acquired in 1984. Not satisfied yet, in 1986, the young man went back to the University of Port Harcourt for a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in Philosophy of Education which he obtained in 1989. Between the years 2000-2001, Wokocha obtained D.Litt. Educational Philosophy from St. Clements University, South Australia. Professor Wokocha, an author of international repute, has displayed class and competence at the different positions. The amiable intelligentsia was appointed Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical) Omoku in 1998. As a Provost, he transformed the College within a very short time such that in the year 2005, the Rivers State Government appointed Professor Wokocha as Provost, Rivers State College of Education, Port Harcourt. Wokocha has remained an External Examiner at several Nigerian Universities, Colleges, Polytechnics and other teacher training institutions across the Country from 1990 to date. He served in several State and Federal Boards including Rivers State Hospital Management Board, National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) Benin City, Governing Council of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and Council of Nigerian Institute of Management. He is a Fellow, President and Chairman of Council of the Institute of Management Consultants, Chairman, Advisory Board of Development Africa Consortium, Fellow Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria, Fellow of FCE (T) Omoku and Paul Harris Fellow Rotary International. Professor Wokocha has also served as the Chairman of Committee of Provosts of Federal Colleges of Education, and the National Chairman of Committee of Provosts of Colleges of Education in Nigeria. He is a member of the Prestigious Nigerian Academy of Education.
NB: The bank transfer is the method of payment. Payment in local currency is only possible for delegates resident in Nigeria. The conference registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration fee. In case of cancellation, there will be no refund of registration fees. Conference fee includes the cost of publishing the papers and admission to all sessions. In order to receive a free copy of the Conference Proceedings, Certificates and other Conference materials, authors are requested to personally attend the conference and present the accepted paper(s).
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.
African Society for the Scientific Research (ASSR) and African Association for Teaching and Learning (AATL) with the Support and Cooperation of:
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike-Nigeria; Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria; International Association for the Scientific Knowledge, Portugal; Indian Society for Education and Environment, India; Universidad Azteca, Mexico; Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku-Nigeria; Universidad Central de Nicaragua, Nicaragua; Asia Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Hong Kong; European Chemistry Thematic Network Association, France; The Learning Committee,India;Afro-Euro Centre for Development Studies, Spain; Maxwell Scientific Organization, United Kingdom; International Digital Organization for Scientific Information, UAE; Mediterranean Center for Educational and Social Research, Rome-Italy ;Development Africa Consortium, Nigeria;Beverly Resources, Accra-Ghana; Science and Education Foundation, Bulgaria; Prague Development Centre, Czech Republic; Vocational Training Institute, Mauritius; European School Science Project, Spain; Scientific and Academic Publishing, USA; International Association for Teaching and Learning, Spain;Human Resource Management Research Society(HRMARS), Pakistan
Prof. Samir Mohamed Alredaisy, University of Khartoun, Sudan
Dr Nkasiobi Silas Oguzor, Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku-Nigeria
Prof Gerhard Berchtold, Vice-Rector, Universidad Azteca, Chalco-Mexico
Dr Jacinta A. Opara, African Association for Teaching and Learning
Prof Alice M. Kagoda, Makerere University, Uganda
Dr M. N. Modebelu
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike-Nigeria
Professor M. O. N. Obagah, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria
Associate Prof. Anthonia U. Ejifugha, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Nigeria
Professor Natarajan Gajendran, President, Indian Society for Education and Environment, India
Professor Hanna David, Tel Aviv University, Jerusalem-Israel
Conference Bureau Chief
Ms Nelly Hegan, University of Education, Winneba-Ghana
Dr. Peter Ojimba Daso, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria
Ms. Betty Oruahwo, MBA, African Association for Teaching and Learning, Ghana
Ms Ozioma C. Azubuike, MSc, National Association for Teaching and Learning (NATL)
Assoc Prof. Asoluka C. Njoku, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri-Nigeria
Ms Helen Adams, BSc, African Society for the Scientific Research, Ghana
Ms Fyne C. Nosike, BSc, Beverly Resources
Head, Marketing, and Advertising Bureau
Ms. Ann Chukwu, MSc
Head, Media and Publicity
Price Alexis, BSc
Beverly Resources/African Society for the Scientific Research, Ghana
Lisa Licata, PhD
Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research, Rome-Italy
Austin N. Nosike, PhD
The Granada Management Institute, Granada-Spain
Samir Mohamed Alredaisy, PhD
University of Khartoun, Sudan
International Advisory Board
Prof. Addison M. Wokocha (Chair),Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
Prof. Shobana Nelasco, Fatima College, Madurai-India
Prof. Erdal Toprakci, Cumhuriyet University, Turkey
Prof. Peter Ugochukwu Akanwa, Imo State University, Nigeria
Prof. Afshan Akbar, G. C. University, Pakistan
Prof. Alice Kagoda, Makerere University, Uganda
Prof. Yau Yuen Yeung, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Prof. Ibrahim Kir, European Journal of Educational Research
Prof. Rajarshi Roy, National Inst. of Technical Teachers´ Training & Research, India
Prof. Samir Mohamed Alredaisy, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Dr. Kiran Lata Dangwal, University of Lucknow
Prof. Ali Simsek, Anadolu University, Turkey
Prof. Peter Eastwell, The Science Education Review, Australia
Prof. Raphael C. Njoku, University of Louisville, USA
Mr. Hassan Danial Aslam, HRMARS, Pakistan
Prof. Hanna David, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Prof. Timothy A. Falade, New York Institute of Technology, Jordan
Prof. Bharat Raj Subba, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Prof. S. N. Sharma, Intl Journal of Sports Sciences & Physical Education
Prof. Pedro Cravo, Intl Association for the Scientific Knowledge, Portugal
Prof. Hasan Basri Gunduz, Sakarya University, Turkey
Prof. Pascal Mimero, European Chemistry Thematic Network Association, France
Prof. Shireesh Pal Singh, Indira Gandhi National Open University
Prof. Luiela-Magdalena Csorba, University Aurel Vlaicu of Arad, Romania
Prof. Mayereh Shahmohammadi, Human Resource Training Centre, Iran
Prof. Abdeen M. Omer, Energy Research Institute, United Kingdom
Dr. Ugochukwu P. N Amadi, Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Nigeria
Prof. Orhan Karamustafao?lu, Amasya University, Turkey
Prof. Adriana Vizental, University Aurel Vlaicu, Romania
Prof. ?zzet Kara, Pamukkale University, Turkey
Prof. Sevilay Karamustafao?lu, Amasya University, Turkey
Prof. Jagbir Singh, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Prof. Hüseyin Ba?, Pamukkale University, Turkey
Prof. Mahwish Washeed, International Islamic University, Pakistan
Dr. Desalegne Abebew Syit, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Prof. Jesús Simal Gandara, University of Vigo, Spain
Prof. A. R. Sayfoo, Vocational Training Institute, Mauritius
Prof. Badar Alam Iqbal, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Prof. Orifjan Namozov, PRADEC, Czech Republic
Prof. Leela Pradhan, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Dr. Ivan Genov, Science and Education Foundation, Bulgaria
Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan, IDOSI, UAE
Prof. B. V. Toshev, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Prof. Aslam Adeeb, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Prof. Emy Dermiyati, University of Lampung, Indonesia
Prof Zivan D. Zivkov, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Mr. M. Ilyas Khan, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
Prof. Ikechukwu Akude, Imo State University, Nigeria
Prof. Florica Bodistean, University Aurel Vlaicu, Romania
Mr. George Kofi Amoako, Central University College, Accra-Ghana
Prof. Fernando Ferreira, Polytechnic Institute of Santarem, Portugal
Prof. Alberto Becherelli, Sapienza University of Rome-Italy
Prof. Giuseppe Motta, Sapienza University of Rome-Italy
Prof. Antonello Battaglia, Sapienza University of Rome-Italy
Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino, University of Malta, Malta
Prof. Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, University of Athens, Greece
Prof. Werner J. Patzelt, Univerisity of Dresden, Germany
Prof. Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot, University of Bordeaux, France
Prof. Mohamed Ben Aissa, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Prof. Marco Cilento, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Prof. Werner J. Patzelt, University of Dresden, Germany
Prof. Emanuele Santi, African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia
Prof. Kamaruzaman Jusoff, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Prof. Sokol Pacukaj, Aleksander Moisiu University, Albania
Prof. Grace A. Fayombo, University of the West Indies, Barbados
Prof. Ivan C.P. Siqueria, Universiad Sao Paulo, Brazil
Prof. M.P Pagar, University of Pune, India
Prof. Richardo R. Saavedra Hidalgo, Universidad Azteca,Chalco-Mexico
Dr. Shireesh Pal Singh, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Bhopal, India
Prof. (Dr.) Ravindra Kumar, Former Vice Chancellor, Meerut University, UP, India
Mr. Awanish Kr Singh, Subhash Educational society, Uttar Pradesh, India
National Steering Committee
Prof. Oby C. Okonkwor, Nnmadi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria
Dr. M. N. Modebelu, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike-Nigeria
Dr. Blessing Ahiauzu, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
Assoc. Prof. Anthonia U. Ejifugha, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education,Nigeria
Prof. M. O. N Obagah, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria
Dr. Abiodun A. Popoola, University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Dr. Abraham I. Oba, Niger Delta Development Commission, Nigeria
Dr. Asoluka C. Njoku, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Nigeria
Prof. Peter U. Akanwa, Imo State University, Nigeria
Mrs. Kafilah ‘Lola Gold, Kwara State College of Education, Nigeria
Dr. Sodienye Austin Abere, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
Dr. John A. Idumange, Niger Delta University, Nigeria
Dr. Harry Deinibiteim Monimah, Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Nigeria
Assoc Prof (Sir) Bassey Ubong, Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku-Nigeria
Prof. B. G. Nworgu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka-Nigeria
Dr. A. S. Ebijuwa, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria
Assoc. Prof. Kinikanwo A. Anele, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Dr. A. C. Nwokocha, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike-Nigeria
Dr. Kennedy E. Umunadi, Delta State University, Nigeria
Ms. Betty Oruahwo, African Association for Teaching and Learning, Ghana
Dr. Rose O. Igbo, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
Prof. Okachi F. Okala, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria
Dr. Abdullahi M. Doki, Kaduna Polytechnic, Nigeria
Dr. Olusiji Olaseni Lemo, Tai Solarin University of Education, Nigeria
Ms. Ozioma Azubuike, Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Nigeria
Dr. M. A. Adelabu, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Dr. Fan A. Fan, Cross River State University of Technology, Nigeria
Dr. John H. Enemugwem, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Dr. Comfort Zuofa, Niger Delta University, Nigeria
Dr. Moses C. Ossai, Delta State College of Physical Education, Nigeria
Dr. Peter Ojimba Daso, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria
Dr. Ezekiel Akpan, University of Uyo, Nigeria
Cheap hotels are available around the conference venue. If any participants need accommodation, the conference organizers can reserve rooms for them . Prices of accommodation range from US$50 to US$200 per night. Aiming at assisting participants to quickly move from airport to the Conference venue, the Welfare and Logistics sub-Committee will organize an Airport bus shuttle. Delegates arriving from the West African sub-region may not need visa to enter Nigeria. Participants will be assisted to obtain a visa. Please contact the organizers for details. 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.
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