Science Education

A Small Symposium on “Science Education”
as part of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Education
18-21 May 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education

The Education Unit of ATINER will hold a Small Symposium on “Science Education”, 18-21 May 2020, Athens, Greece as part of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Education sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education.

Interdisciplinary findings from cognitive science, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, expertise literature, as well as discipline-specific researchers have begun to coalesce into educationally viable classroom practices to amplify student learning and comprehension of complex academic subjects in most STEM-related fields (e.g., chemistry, biology, college algebra and engineering).  Considered as a ‘science of learning’ (Bransford et al., 2000; National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine, 2018; Roediger et al., 2012), these domains aim to deepen our understanding of how people develop conceptual knowledge, how that serves as prior knowledge for future learning, and how, in turn, it impacts student performance within and across related domains of knowledge. Closely related research from cognitive psychologists, science educators, and STEM-subject specialists also informs us about the value associated with curricular and instructional coherence (i.e., what we teach, how we teach) in terms of deepening student learning (as a form of comprehension) across all educational grade spans. Skills-oriented specialists (e.g., reading educators) also provide a window into learning in complex STEM domains. The symposium focus will be suitable for an interdisciplinary audience who is interested in increasing the students’ STEM learning potential and achievement outcomes as well as their comprehension in critical STEM-related areas of study. You may participate as presenter of one paper or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 4 May 2020 to: Dr. Nancy Romance, Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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