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In 1997 members of academic staff from the Sectors of Science, Environmental Education and Technology in the Departments of Education took the initiative to start a Conference series.
This Conference series is biennial. Antecedent of the series was the two-day seminar "Science and Technology in Primary Education" organized by the University of Athens in 7-8 February 1997. Then the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki organized the 1st Panhellenic Conference
in Thessaloniki in May 29-31, 1998. The University Of Cyprus organized the 2nd PanHellenic Conference
May 3-5, 2000 in Nicosia.
The 3rd PanHellenic Conference on the "Didactics of Science and the Application of New Technologies in Education"
is organized by the Department for Primary Education
, Laboratory for Science Teaching
of the University of Crete
and it will be held at the Campus of the University of Crete in Rethymno
from 9 to 11 May 2002
The Conference takes places in-between the European Science Education Research Association - ESERA Conferences
. In this way it is possible to focus on Science Education themes that are more specific or more important to Greece.
Aims and Focus
The aim of the Conference is to promote the study of Science Education and the Application of New Technologies in Education, to provide a means of relevant information to the post-graduate students and the interested educators and researchers in the field and, more generally to provide a forum for the dissemination of research outcomes and for the discussion on and the promotion of the Didactics of Science and the Application of New Technologies in Education. The Conference provides also a good opportunity to develop cooperation between colleagues in the Universities, in the Research Centres, in the Primary and Secondary Education as well in the Administration and Organizations of the Ministry of Education and targets at the improvement of Science Teaching, a very important issue in the contemporary technological societies. Within this context, the presentation and discussion of outcomes from post-graduate studies is specially encouraged.
The Conference will include:
- Plenary sessions with invited presentations from distinguished colleagues
- Papers presented in thematic parallel sessions
- Papers in Poster Sessions
- Round Table Discussions, Discussions in Special Interest Groups, Workshops
- Specific events on related subjects
- Exhibitions of Books - Educational Material - Laboratory Equipment
The Conference Proceedings will include the full texts of the invited presentations and, after reviewing, of the papers presented in the parallel sessions and in the poster sessions. The proceedings will be published shortly after the Conference in order to include also outcomes from the Round Table Discussions, from the Discussions in the Special Interest Groups and from the Workshops.
The Greek Language is the Language of the Conference. Papers in English are also accepted. In this case an interpretation to Greek will be provided. Round Table Discussions, Special Interest Groups and Workshops may be organized in English but the Conference organizers will provide no interpretation.
All papers submitted to the Conference should include an abstract in Greek and in English (see
). All abstracts will be published to the Conference Book of Abstracts, included in the Conference Dossier. The organizing Committee may help to translate English abstracts into Greek.
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