The Singapore International Science Teachers’ Conference will be held at the Science Centre Singapore from 11th – 13th November 2015 with the first day designated for pre-conference activities. The objectives of Singapore International Science Teachers’ Conference 2015 are:
- To promote awareness and importance of science literacy in science education;
- To develop teacher competencies in science curriculum, pedagogy and assessment; and
- To provide an international platform for science teachers to share effective practices and innovative strategies to enhance students’ learning.
Theme and Programme
“Science Learning in the 21st Century: Perspectives and Possibilities” has been chosen to be the theme of the conference. It seeks to highlight the importance of ensuring that the teaching and learning of science keeps in pace with a changing world that is becoming more complex and interconnected so as to prepare our students for a life of learning, challenges and opportunities.
The conference will provide opportunities for science teachers to learn from experts in the field of science education and also share their classroom experiences, innovative strategies and good practices that enhance quality learning and teaching of science.
- Science Literacy and Nature of Science: this strand seeks to demonstrate what literacy strategies and best practices can be utilised for developing students’ understanding of nature of science.
- Science Teaching and Learning: this strand seeks to present effective pedagogical practice and instructional strategies aimed at improving the quality of students’ learning.
- New Media and Technologies: this strand seeks to feature current and emerging innovations to develop students’ digital literacies in tandem with their learning of science content and processes.
- Assessment and Evaluation: this strand seeks to emphasise the importance of teachers examining and improving the validity and reliability of their assessment and evaluation practice to enhance students’ learning.
- Applied Learning in Science: this strand seeks to draw attention to new ways of engaging and preparing students for the future through areas such as STEM programmes and environmental science education.
- Teachers’ Professional Learning and Development: this strand seeks to encourage teachers to enhance their teaching practice and students’ learning through active involvement in networked learning communities and being a reflective practitioner.