National Conference: Integrating Science & Mathematics Education Research into Teaching - 2002
2002 Summer Conference
“Integrating Science and Mathematics Education Research into Teaching”
June 23 to 25, 2002 · The University of Maine · Orono, Maine
The University of Maine Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research and the Maine Mathematics and Science Teaching Excellence Collaborative (MMSTEC) are sponsoring a joint conference from June 23 to 25, 2002, at The University of Maine in Orono, Maine. Conference participants will include grades 6-12 teachers, college and university faculty involved in science and mathematics education research, and faculty who teach science and mathematics, including those involved in teacher training.
The Conference will begin with a banquet and opening keynote by E.F. “Joe” Redish on Sunday evening, June 23, and proceed with two days of talks, workshops, panel discussions, and poster sessions addressing the theme of “Integrating Science and Mathematics Education Research into Teaching.” Presenters will be from the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, Earth sciences, mathematics, and physics and will address issues in educational research and instruction at the middle school, secondary, and post-secondary levels.
The Conference goals are
- to provide workshops, panel discussions, training sessions, and demonstrations for participants to learn about research-based curricula and pedagogy;
- to evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum reform that has been based on research into student learning;
- to share information on research practices that have led to meaningful progress in the understanding of student learning in science and mathematics;
- to stimulate discussion among disciplines about the successes and failures of their research into student learning;
- to familiarize participants with specific research-based strategies to teach science and mathematics more inclusively and effectively to students from underrepresented groups;
- to share information on innovative undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare prospective science and mathematics teachers.