Venue: Siauliai University Conference Center

Location: Siauliai, Lithuania

Event Date/Time: Jun 14, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 18, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 31, 2009
Early Registration Date: Feb 28, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Mar 31, 2009
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Organizers of Symposium

International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE)

Siauliai University, Faculty of Education, Natural Science Education Research Centre, Lithuania

General Information

• VIIth IOSTE regional symposium for Central and Eastern Europe will promote the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge on science and technology education primarily in this region and also worldwide. You are invited to attend and participate in this international symposium which offers great opportunities to share your ideas, explore the research, development, and applications, and to network with the leaders in this important field of science and technology education.
• All together we will discuss problems of Science and Technology education (physics, chemistry, biology, geography, mathematics, etc.) in the university and primary/secondary (high school) education with international and Central and Eastern Europe experts and other specialists from this region and other parts of the World.
• VIIth IOSTE regional symposium for Central and Eastern Europe invites original manuscripts (articles) that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Proposals should be directly addressed to symposium topics.

Organizing Committee


Dr. Terry Lyons, University of New England, IOSTE Chairperson, Australia

Deputy Chairmen

Prof.dr. Vidas Lauruska, Rector of Siauliai University, Lithuania

Prof. dr. Vincentas Lamanauskas, Head of Natural Science Education Research Centre, Siauliai University, Lithuania


Renata Bilbokaite, Ph.D student, researcher, Siauliai University, Lithuania
Alma Cekanauskiene, Administrator of Natural Science Education Research Centre, Siauliai University, Lithuania
Prof.dr. Janis Gedrovics, Professor, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia
Dr. Ausra Kazlauskiene, Dean of Faculty of Education, Siauliai University, Lithuania
Dr. Liudmila Korozhneva, Assoc. professor, Karelian State Pedagogical University, Republic of Karelia, Russia
Dr. Todar T. Lakhvich, Assoc. professor, Belarusian State M.Tank Pedagogical University, Republic of Belarus
Dr. Eleonora Melnik, Assoc. professor, Karelian State Pedagogical University, Republic of Karelia, Russia
Dr. Yuriy Pelekh, Vice-rector, International University of Economics and Humanities named after Academician Stepan Demianchuk, Ukraine
Dr. Laima Railiene, Senior researcher, Siauliai University, Lithuania
Dr. Elena Vasilevskaya, Assoc. professor, Belarusian State University, Republic of Belarus

Scientific Committee


Prof.dr. Vincentas Lamanauskas, Siauliai University, Lithuania


Prof.dr. Boris Abersek, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Prof.dr. Martin Bilek, Hradec Kralove University, Czech Republic
Prof.dr. Andris Broks, University of Latvia, Latvia
Prof.dr. Ryszard Maciek Janiuk, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
Prof.dr. Aarne Toldsepp, Estonian Association of Chemistry Teachers, Estonia
Prof.dr. Borislav Toshev, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Will be extended

Main Topics of Symposium

• History of S&T Education in Central and Eastern Europe;
• Curriculum Development, Change, Implementation, Dissemination and Evaluation (for example, Modern curriculum design in S&T Education etc.);
• Methods and Strategies for Assessment of S&T Education;
• Different Approaches to Implementation of ICT in S&T Education;
• Visualization in S&T Education;
• Attitudes and Interests towards Environmental & Ecological Problems;
• Philosophical, Social & Didactical Issues of S&T Education
• Improving Quality of Science Teacher Training;
• Increasing Public Awareness and Understanding of Science;
• Outdoor Science Exploration;
• Problems of Teaching the Nature of Science;
• Post-compulsory Science Education;
• Implementation of International Projects Focused on S&T Education etc.


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Additional Information

Symposium Proceedings All papers will be published in the symposium proceedings book, which also will be included in InterDok database. Selected papers from the symposium will be published in a 'Journal of Baltic Science Education'. Ways of Participation • Paper Presentation • Poster Presentation • Listener