STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) involves the study of, and coherent integration among, various academic disciplines, especially the four cardinal disciplines of STEM. It has been advocated that STEM education is becoming even more important to preparing students for work in the technologically advanced world. Also, STEM education is vital for the nation’s competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, STEM education has been widely recognized as one of the central parts in the education reform movement. To make STEM education effective, the use of innovative and digital technologies, such as online interactive learning environments and systems, digital games, augment reality (AR), mobile app., simulations and animations, and sensor-based tools and robots in STEM education should be an important research issues. These technologies have been applied in many and different ways to assist students and teachers in the rhythm of learning and teaching process for STEM education. Such digital technologies call for partnerships in which pedagogies are involved in instructional reform. Clearly, the effectiveness of innovative and digital technologies is also closely connected to the pedagogy through which they are employed. Therefore, the focus of any technology-related teaching and learning should not be on the digital technology itself, but on how digital technologies can pedagogically use to improve students’ STEM learning.
To address this important issue, this workshop aims to explore the application of innovative educational technologies and pedagogies in STEM education from both research and practice perspectives.
Style of Workshop
This workshop will be a mini-conference. Paper presentations, discussions, and demonstrations will be scheduled in the workshop.
Topic of Interest
STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) involves the study of, and coherent integration among, various academic disciplines, especially the four cardinal disciplines of STEM, and E-STEM involves the environmental education as integral part of conventional STEM. The scope of the TeSTEM Workshop will cover but not be limited to:
• Review and meta-analyses of the application of educational technologies in STEM education
• Empirical studies on the effects of technology-enhanced STEM education on learners’ learning outcomes (e.g., knowledge construction, higher-order thinking skills, motivation, and engagement)
• Case studies and exemplar of the application of educational technologies in STEM education
• Learning process analysis of technology-enhanced STEM education
• Instructional design for using educational technologies in STEM education
• Assessment for technology-enhanced STEM education
• Discussion about re-thinking or expanding of models of teaching, learning, and assessment in response to STEM education
• Teacher education or professional development for technology-enhanced STEM education
Researchers and practitioners who are especially interested in computer-supported visualization, modeling, and simulations are also encouraged to submit their work to our workshop.
The maximum page is 8 pages and the format follows the template in the Author Guidelines of ICCE 2017, please refer to Author Guidelines of ICCE 2017. (http://www.icce2017.canterbury.ac.nz/papersubmission ).
Please kindly submit your paper via e-mail to email@example.com by August 18, 2017.
● August 18, 2017: Submission of workshop papers
● September 8, 2017: Notification of Acceptance by Workshops Chair
● September 15, 2017: Final camera ready manuscript and copyright form submission
● Ying-Tien Wu (http://ytwu.lst.ncu.edu.tw/wu/en)
Associate Professor, National Central University, Taiwan
Ying-Tien Wu is currently an associate professor of Network Learning Technology at National Central University, Taiwan. His research work involve both science education and digital learning, and his research interests are cognitive learning, epistemological beliefs, Internet-based learning, game-Based Learning and, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. His research findings have been published in reputable international science education and digital learning journals, such as Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, Research in Science Education, Journal of Computer Assisted learning, and Educational Technology and Society. He also serves as a reviewer for many international science education and digital learning journals.
● Niwat Srisawasdi
Assistant Professor, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Niwat Srisawasdi is currently an assistant professor of Division of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He is also deputy director of Institute of Learning and Teaching Innovation at the university. His research involves both science education and digital learning, and his interest focuses on technology-based learning of science such as computer-interfaced laboratory, computer-simulated experimentation, adaptive web-based learning system, mobile and ubiquitous learning, digital game-based learning, augmented reality, and development of Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) for inservice and preservice teachers.
● Patcharin Panjaburee
Assistant Professor, Mahidol University, Thailand
Patcharin Panjaburee is currently a deputy director and assistant professor of Institute for Innovative Learning, Mahidol University, Thailand. Her research interest focuses on technology-enhanced learning such as digital game-based learning, computer-simulated experimentation, mobile and ubiquitous learning, adaptive web-based learning, expert systems, and computer testing and diagnostic systems in STEM disciplines.
● Chia-Ching Lin
Assistant professor, Graduate Institute of Science Education & Environmental Education at National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Chia-Ching Lin is assistant professor of Graduate Institute of Science Education & Environmental Education at National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan. His research interests are wide ranging and embrace the science of learning and instruction within the context of science and environmental education. His current studies deal with the issues of online digital content curation behaviors and strategy patterns, environmental commitments to socially scientific issues, as well as programming robot for computational practice and thinking. His research work has been published in Computers in Human Behaviors, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Engineering Education, Online Information Review and Educational Technology & Society.
Program Committee Members of the Workshop
This is the name of program commitees.
Sumalee Chaijaroen, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Kornchawal Chaipah, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Chun-Yen Chang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Hsin-Yi Chang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Po-Yao Chao, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
Sasithorn Chookaew, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok,Thailand
Hui-Chun Chu, Soochow University, Taiwan
Witcha Feungchan, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Asst. Prof. Dr. Matt Glowatz, University College Dublin, Ireland
Chung-Yuan Hsu, National Pintung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Issara Kanjug, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Chia-Pin Kao, Southern Taiwan University, Taiwan
Watcharee Ketpichainarong, Mahidol University, Thailand
Pi-Chu Kuo, National Pingtung University, Taiwan
Min-Hsien Lee, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Jyh-Chong Liang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Kuen-Yi Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Tzung-Jin Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Kanda Runapongsa Saikaew, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Charuni Samat, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Anucha Somabut, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Thepchai Supnithi, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Dechawut Wanichsan, Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University, Thailand
Wararat Wongkia, Mahidol University, Thailand
Charoenchai Wongwatkit, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Sheng-Yi Wu, National Pingtung University, Taiwan
Yu-Feng Wu, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Fang-Ying Yang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Ting-Kuang Yeh, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan