Presentation on theme: "SERS 2011 - The Last Hurrah Call for Papers Keynote speaker Call for papers Registration Accommodation Key dates Thurs 24 Nov, 12 pm - Fri 25 Nov, 2pm."— Presentation transcript:
SERS The Last Hurrah Call for Papers Keynote speaker Call for papers Registration Accommodation Key dates Thurs 24 Nov, 12 pm - Fri 25 Nov, 2pm Sponsored by Science Education Research Symposium - present your latest research; find out what is happening in our research community; reconnect and celebrate; and for those lines on your PBRF hurrah!!
Keynote speaker Keynote speaker Professor Derek Hodson Time for action: Building a curriculum for the future From social, economic and environmental perspectives, we live in turbulent times, with increasingly complex problems and challenges at the local, regional and global levels. Science education as currently practiced does little to prepare our students to address these problems carefully, critically, confidently, responsibly and effectively. If anything, it serves to reproduce the kind of thinking and to foster the kind of values that created many of the problems. We need to take the bull by the horns and implement a curriculum that focuses on life in the 21st century in all its complexity and uncertainty, equips students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to confront the complex and often ill-defined socioscientific issues they encounter daily, enables them to reach their own views through debate and argument about where they stand on major socioscientific issues, including the moral-ethical issues they often raise, and builds responsible and engaged citizenship through opportunities to experience and learn from sociopolitical action.
Call for papers Paper sessions will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. We welcome your submissions and your participation. Mac and PC laptops, a data projector and speakers will be provided. Instructions for submissions If you wish to present a paper, please submit an abstract (250 words) via to If you want your paper peer reviewed, please also submit a word paper (excluding references, tables, charts, graphs and figures) to Attach a separate page with the details of the author(s) to allow for blind peer review. Please include the following: aim/purpose, background, research design, results and key outcomes. For those submitting a theoretical paper use appropriate headings. All reviews will be shared with the authors. Click here for criteria. here A CD of edited conference proceedings will be published after the conference. All authors are invited to submit their papers for this CD.
Review criteria Papers will be blind peer reviewed according to the following criteria. Reviews will be sent back to the authors. Aim / Purpose / Subject / Problem Focus and rationale are well explained. Comments: BackgroundModel, theory, context and/or philosophy are clear. Comments: Research design / Procedure methodology Procedure, and/or design are appropriate. Comments Findings / ResultsSynthesis of ideas or data analysis and findings are appropriate and complete. Comments Key outcomes / Contribution The conclusions contribute valuable insights into the teaching/learning of science. Comments
Key dates 8 SeptemberSubmissions open 20 SeptemberRegistrations open 21 OctoberSubmissions close 2 NovemberReviews returned to authors 11 NovemberRegistrations close 2 Dec Final date for submission of paper for SERS 2011 Conference Proceedings (with revisions based on reviewers comments)
Accommodation Here are a few of the closest options for you to book directly. MotelWebsitePhonePrice Jacaranda Motor Innwww.jacaranda.co.nz $90 - $160 Ranfurly Evergreen Motel $120 - $165 Cornwall Park Motor Inn $151 - $325 Best Western Great South Rd $128 - $198 Ascot Epsom Motelwww.ascotepsom.co.nz $79 - $150 Tudor Court Motor Lodge $95 - $190
Registration We have kept costs as low as possible. Your registration of $100 includes: Thursday lunch, afternoon tea Conference dinner Friday morning tea and lunch CD of conference proceedings Booklet of programme and abstracts Register and pay through the Eventbrite link in your .