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Science and Mathematics Education Conference

SMEC 2018 

Connecting Research, Policy and Practice in STEM Education

On Tuesday 26th June, the Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and learning (CASTeL), hosted the eighth in a series of biennial Science and Mathematics Education Conferences, SMEC 2018. The conference theme was Connecting Research, Policy and Practice in STEM Education.  Professor Merrilyn Goos, Director of EPI*STEM, University of Limerick presented a keynote address entitled ‘Research that makes a difference: Why impact matters’. The second keynote, presented by Professor Anna Steinweg, University of Bamberg, was entitled ‘Quality Enhancement in Mathematics Education: Some Insights into German Initiatives and Research. CASTeL member, Professor Deirdre Butler, School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies provided the final keynote address entitled ‘STE(A)M: More the sum of its parts.’ Altogether 37 different oral presentations and workshops took place which demonstrated the vibrancy of STEM education research across Ireland.  

Proceedings of SMEC2018

Book of Abstracts

SMEC Programme

Keynotes Speakers:

Professor Deirdre Butler, Dublin City University

Professor Merrilyn Goos, Director of EPI*STEM, University of Limerick

Professor Anna Steinweg, University of Bamberg