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STEM 2012

The objective of the second Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM2012) in Education Conference was to build an academic community of STEM educators in the world, share best practices, develop and evaluate methods to improve STEM education. STEM2012 was held from 24 to 27 November, 2012 at the Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, with a primary theme of Instructional Innovations and Interdisciplinary Research in STEM Education. Speci?c conference information, including the complete conference program and the proceedings are available at the STEM2012 conference website (http://stem2012.bnu.edu.cn/).

 

 STEM2012 Conference contained many of the standard conference components, such as keynote speeches, academic paper presentations, workshops/innovative showcases and poster sessions. All of the submitted papers underwent a thorough double-blind peer review. During the Conference, there are altogether 8 parallel sessions for 34 long papers, 19 short papers, 13 workshops, 3 innovative showcases and 9 poster papers to present. STEM2012 Conference participants were from all the 5 continents, 20 countries, representing a great number of internationally influential institutions, which has made the conference truly grand in scope and prolific in content. About 200 participants from all over the world got together at the Beijing Normal University, shared research results, exchanged ideas, enhanced cooperation and cultivated friendship. Most attendees gave positive feedback about the conference.


IOE 2012

The 4th BNU-IOE Biennial International Conference on Education, hosted by Beijing Normal University in partnership with Institute of Education, London (IOE2012), was successfully held in Beijing on October 23-24, 2012. The theme of the conference is “Equity and Quality in Education.”

The participants included180 domestic registered representatives and 80 overseas representatives, among whom 150 spoke at the conference.

Professor Zhong Binglin, the president of the Chinese Society of Education, and Professor Dong Qi, the president of BNU were present at the opening ceremony of the conference. Nearly 50 representatives from IOE including professor Husbands, the current president, and Professor Whitty, the former president, attended the conference. Seven leading educational scholars spoke at the conference as keynote speakers, including Professor Liu Jingming of Tsinghua University, Professor Zheng Xinrong from Faculty of Education of BNU, Professors Geoff Whitty, Mel Ainscow and Gunther Kress from IOE, Dr. Elizabeth King of World Bank, professor Gloria Ladson-Billings from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Participants shared experiences and exchanged thoughts centering on seven sub-themes. The conference provided a dynamic international forum for sharing high-quality research and good practices in education.

After the conference, the conference organizers conducted a survey among the participants and receivde highly positive feedbacks. An anonymous attendee commented, “It is indeed a wonderful bridge for scholars from the world to discourse with each other.”



Other Conferences Held by FOE in 2012

 

Conference
Time
Facing the Future: Mission of Primary Education
29th June-1st July
International Conference of Media in Education (ICoME) 2012
20th Aug.-22th Aug.
The 5th Japan-China Teacher Education Conference
15th Sep.-16th Sep.
The New Trend of Citizenship and Moral Education-The 2nd China-Japan Moral Education Dialogue
19th Sep.-21st Sep.
International Symposium on Hot Issues of Worldwide Education Reform
24th Sep.
International conference on Teacher Development and Education Quality in China
26th Sep.
The Second International Symposium on Smart Learning EnvironmentSLE2012
13th Oct.-18th Oct.
Workshop on SEL and School management
10th Dec.-14th Dec.
The International seminar of High School Curriculum and Cultivation Model Diversion
15th Dec.-16th Dec.

 


The 1st Global Teacher Education Summit 

      The 1st Global Teacher Education Summit was held on October 28-30, 2011 at the Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China. This conference was hosted by the Center for Teacher Education Research of the Beijing Normal University, the Key Institute of Humanity and Social Science of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. With the theme of How to Prepare Teachers in the 21st Century: The Dialogue between the East and the West, the attendants approached a variety of subfields, for instance, Goals of Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Practice, Teacher Educators and System and Standard of Teacher Education. 

      There were 24 panel sessions and two special sessions during the summit, of which one was Young Scholars of Teacher Education Research, and the other the Courage to Teach in China. 26 well-known experts in teacher education throughout the world, such as Andy Hargreaves, Ken Zeichner, Christopher Day, D. Jean Clandinin, Lin Goodwin, along with more than 420 scholars and front-line teachers from 8 countries and regions, attended the conference and discussed issues regarding teacher education. Both domestic and foreign participants mainly focused on the quality of teachers, practice and diverse research methods.

      The summit attracted much attention, and offered an interactive communicating platform for front-line teachers and experts from both China and foreign countries.