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Science and Mathematics Education Conference

SMEC 2008:  Sciences Serving Science: Cross-Disciplinary Issues In Mathematics & Science Education

"Sciences serving science: Cross-disciplinary issues in mathematics and science education" is the third in a series of biennial international Science and Mathematic Education Conferences (SMEC) that have been hosted by the Centre for the Advancement of Science Teaching and Learning (CASTeL), of Dublin City University & St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. SMEC 2008 will address the issues of sciences serving science, exploring questions such as transfer of knowledge and skills between disciplines, breadth versus depth in science curricula and the implications of these issues in regard to teacher education.

Conference themes:

Papers are invited which relate to any such issues, but in particular those which will focus on:

  • Breadth versus depth in science curricula
  • Transfer of knowledge & skills between disciplines
  • Interdisciplinarity & multidisciplinarity
  • Subsidiary subjects in science
  • Implications for teacher education

Conference Highlights:

Please review our conference schedule, speakers and contributions (including plenary and contributed oral presentations, workshops or poster presentations) & conference proceedings.