The ATEE is a non-profit European organisation, whose aim is to enhance the quality of Teacher Education in Europe and to support the professional development of teachers and teacher educators at all levels. ATEE includes several Research and Development Communities (RDC). The ATEE Winter conference is annually organised by one RDC. The RDC on Science and Mathematics Education, together with the University of Minho, is in charge of the organisation of the ATEE Winter Conference 2019.
Nowadays, Science and Mathematics Education is an area of interest to policy-makers worldwide.
It is a relevant area not only for the ongoing scientific and technological development of modern, globalised and digital societies, but also for citizenship education and the sustainability of the Planet. Moreover, it contributes to the full development of the individual learner.
Science and Mathematics teachers, teacher educators and researchers can therefore help to make a difference beyond the classroom.
However, Science and Mathematics Education is under pressure. It has been unable to develop good levels of literacy and numeracy, to lead enough youngsters to engage in science and technology careers, and to overcome many people’s dislike and even fear of the subjects.
Thus, the goal of the Conference is essentially to promote forward-looking approaches that combine engagement and enjoyment with effectiveness in developing knowledge and skills, and hence to foster ways of overcoming the challenges that the area has been facing.
Within this frame, the sub-themes are intended to provide structure and focus to the Conference, but also to allow people to make submissions in their own areas of interest and to encourage multidisciplinary discussions.
The 2019 ATEE Winter Conference focuses on Science and Mathematics Education in the 21st century. It aims at fostering a deep discussion of the following issues related to the conference theme:
Merrilyn Goos (Ireland) - Mathematics crossing borders: integrating mathematics with other disciplines in teacher education
Merrilyn Goos is Professor of STEM Education at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Previously she was Professor and Head of the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Australia. She is an internationally recognised mathematics educator whose research is well known for its theoretical innovation and strong focus on classroom practice.
Ilka Parchmann (Germany) - The challenges of teaching science in the 21st century: the benefits of context-based interdisciplinary approaches
Ilka Parchmann is full professor for Chemistry Education, vice-president of Kiel University (Germany) and head of the department of Chemistry Education at the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN).