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  1. 1. Engineering Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Loughborough University, UK 30 June 2009 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pedagogy Research Methods Symposium It is with great pleasure that we invite students, graduates, educators, and industry practitioners to participate in this symposium at engCETL. We will discuss new and unique research findings within STEM based learning and teaching in higher education. Proposals submission is open for: Oral Presentation, Interactive Workshop and Poster Presentation. Abstract/Proposal Deadline: 1 June 2009 For more information please visit: We look forward to seeing you in Loughborough! Best wishes from the organizing committee The topics of interests under these categories are (non exclusive): <ul><li>- Linking industry with STEM degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivist Classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory Education. - Collaborative Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL </li></ul>
  2. 2. Topics of Interest <ul><li>Teaching and Learning Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Research Methods </li></ul>
  3. 3. Teaching & Learning Methods <ul><li>Project and Problem Based Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Placement and linking industry with STEM degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Methods for Laboratory Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivist Classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Learning, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learning Technologies Topics <ul><li>Voting Systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Curricula. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Simulations. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual and Remote Labs. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Tools for Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds and Second Life. </li></ul><ul><li>Serious Games, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research Methods Topics <ul><li>Quantitative methods in STEM educational research. </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative methods in STEM educational research. </li></ul><ul><li>STEM inspired methods for pedagogical research (STEMing the Pedagogy!): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Methods for Pedagogy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artificial Intelligence for Pedagogy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical Physics, Network Theory, Agent Based Simulations, Fuzzy Logic, etc., for Pedagogy. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Submissions <ul><li>Oral Presentation: Presenters will have the chance to show their findings in a 15-minute oral presentation to be followed by 5 minutes for questions and feedback from the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Workshop: Workshops can provide participants with an opportunity to extend their knowledge and strengthen their skills in the area addressed by the workshop. Each workshop will be 90 minutes long. Proposals of novel learning technologies workshops are particularly encouraged. </li></ul><ul><li>Poster Presentation: Presenters will show and explain their findings in poster sessions which enable a higher degree of interaction and informal chats with delegates. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Preparing Your Proposal <ul><li>Each proposal should explicitly contain the following two sections: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribution: 2-3 paragraphs on what is novel and how does it relate to the previous literature. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description: Contextualized in STEM education, methodology, results, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proposals should clearly present how the work is innovative. </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals should be 2-4 pages long, double columns. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Preparing Your Proposal <ul><li>The proposals should follow the Author's Guidelines . </li></ul><ul><li>Please use the template, CUT and PASTE where appropriate and use the relevant included styles. </li></ul><ul><li>If the short paper is accepted, full paper submission is encouraged (not compulsory) for posting on the symposium website. </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals must be submitted electronically no later than 15th of May 2009 through the symposium online submission system. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Welcome to Loughborough <ul><li>We look forward to seeing you in Loughborough! </li></ul>For further details, contact Mahmoud Abdulwahed,