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Singapore International Science Teachers' Conference 2012

Learning for the Future, the Future of Learning

Date: 19 November – 21 November 2012

About Science Teachers' Conference
The Inaugural Science Teachers' Conference in 2010 was jointly organized by the Science Teachers Association of Singapore (STAS), Science Centre Singapore (SCS), the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) and Curriculum Planning and Development Division (CPDD), with the support from the Singapore Association for the Advancement of Science (SAAS). The inaugural conference drew 550 teacher participants from more than 150 schools. The conference programme was planned, coordinated and driven by Master Teachers from the Academy, STAS Executive Committee members and representatives from Science Centre Singapore.

This year the Science Teachers' Conference will go international. The programme will provide opportunities for teachers to share teaching experiences, innovative pedagogies and good practices as well as research conducted by science educators to enhance learning and teaching of Science.

The objectives of Singapore International Science Teachers' Conference 2012 are to:
(a) promote awareness & highlight importance of science literacy in science education;
(b) develop teacher competencies in science curriculum, pedagogy and assessment as well as research capacity;
(c) enhance classroom practice in schools across nation as well as internationally; and
(d) provide a platform for Science teachers all over the world to share new ideas, strategies and innovative practices.

Conference Strands

(1) Professional Development
a) Continual professional learning of science teachers 
b) Reflective Practices

(2) Assessment and Evaluation
a) Modes of assessment to help enhance learning of science 
b) Increased Student Achievement through Engagement and Strong Assessment Practices
c) Effective Student Outcomes Assessment Strategies

(3) Curriculum and Instruction
a) Designing Innovative Curriculum for Effective Teaching
b) Strategies and pedagogical Content knowledge 
c) Process Skills 
d) Innovative Strategies for Engaged Learning

(4) Innovation in Science Education
a) Use of ICT in science education 
b) Leading change for learners of tomorrow 
c) Future Science Education Landscape
d) Global Trends & Development

(5) Research in Science Classrooms
a) Critical Inquiry in science learning and teaching 
b) Evidence-based research in science classrooms