CREAT-IT International Conference

Published: 27/08/2015

 

Creativity and education futures

The CREAT-IT International Conference will take place on 9-10 October 2015, in Athens, Greece, with the aim of bringing together researchers, primary and secondary school educators and experts to share their views and experiences and also to present the outcomes of the work that was realized in the framework of the project.  The topic of the International Conference will be ?Creativity and Education Futures?, and participants will gain an overview of currently deployed initiatives in relevant areas. Educators, students and the general public are welcome to attend the Conference (the registration to which is free). The Conference is organized within the framework of the European CREAT-IT project.

"Implementing Creative Strategies into Science Teaching - CREAT-IT? is an EU Comenius project that aims to take forward the agenda of practitioner led change at a European level by strengthening creativity in science education. CREAT-IT aims to develop and support teacher skills in science education by integrating creative, cultural disciplines and social media tools in science courses, engaging students to participate in collaborative, project and case study based activities.

The CREAT-IT International Conference will be structured around main thematic areas such as:

- Introducing Strategies and Methodologies for Creativity in Science Education

- Challenges for implementing creative strategies in Schools

- Creative Science Education Case Studies

- Assessing the Impact of Creativity in Science education

- Arts-infused IBSE training materials

- Large scale activities - Implementing creative methods in Science Education

- Virtual communities - The Creative Science Classroom

 

The Conference programme will be announced within the following days and will be posted on http://creatit2015.weebly.com/programme.html

Proposals and Call for Abstracts ? Deadline: 25 September 2015

The Conference organizers are inviting proposals for original paper and poster presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, on one of the aforementioned themes. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. Submissions and inquiries about the Conference content should be sent in electronic form to kostikas@scienceview.gr by 25 September 2015.

All submissions must be written in English and prepared according to the format given HERE.

All accepted submissions will be published and distributed in electronic format. Selected papers will be published in printed form.

For any accepted contribution to the Conference, the first author should pre-register in time. A given participant cannot be first author of more than two contributions. The registration is free.

Oral Presentations may be between 15 and 20 minutes in duration. An abstract (in MS-Word .doc or in Open-Office format) describing the main points and conclusions of the presentation must be submitted electronically and before 25 September 2015. After being reviewed and accepted, the final "camera ready" version will be submitted electronically in accordance with the detailed instructions that will be given. Failure to meet the deadlines will result in the omission of the submitted work from the printed proceedings and may disqualify an accepted work.

Virtual presentations. Interested parties who are unable to attend the Conference in person but have interest in their paper being published in the  Conference Proceedings may register for a "virtual presentation". Virtual Presentations allow participants to submit papers for refereeing and publication in the conference proceedings, as with a regular paper.  Virtual authors can optionally submit a PowerPoint presentation in addition to the paper submission. These presentations will be uploaded on the Conference website so that all Conference participants will have access to them during and after the conference.

Poster presentations will preferentially be displayed for the full length of the Conference. An abstract describing the main points and conclusions of the work must be submitted electronically and in time.

Workshops. An abstract describing the main points and conclusions of the work must be submitted electronically and in time.

 

For more information about the Conference please visit http://creatit2015.weebly.com/

More information about CREAT-IT: http://www.creatit-project.eu/

The CREAT-IT International Conference is supported by Science View, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Ellinogermaniki Agogi.

 

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