The Call For Papers

STEM 2012 Call for Papers
24-27 November, 2012. Beijing, China
The Second International STEM in Education Conference
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

  • Due to increased interest in the 2nd International STEM in Education conference, scheduled to take place in Beijing from the 24th of November 2012, the Conference Chairhas decided to extend the deadline for the submission of papers, workshops and poster presentations. The deadline has been extended until 15 July, 2012.

Download the Call for Papers here!

Conference Theme:
Instructional Innovations and Interdisciplinary Research in STEM Education
STEM-based curriculum provides students with interdisciplinary learning experiences between the school subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The International Conference of STEM 2012 in Education creates opportunities for educators and researchers from schools, universities, businesses, industries and other private and public agencies to share and discuss their innovative practices and research initiatives that may advance STEM education. We welcome contributions from scholars/academics; teachers (including primary, middle and high school teachers), education officers, industry partners, graduated students, and others interested in the STEM agenda.

Collaborating Partners:

  • Beijing Normal University
  • Queensland University of Technology


  • Innovative Methods and Models for Teaching in STEM
  • Innovation in STEM Research
  • Instrument and Equipment Development for Transdisciplinary Integration in STEM
  • Problem Solving and Innovation in STEM Education
  • Transformation in Educational Practices through STEM 
  • STEM Education of Sustainable Development
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Popular Science Education
  • Innovation and Practice of STEM instruction STEM
  • Learning Science for STEM Education
  • Curriculum Theory and Development in STEM
  • Educational Philosophy and Theory about STEM
  • Educational Policy, Leadership and Management for STEM
  • Rural Education, Special Education for STEM
  • Educational Technology in STEM
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development and training in STEM
  • Comparative STEM Education
  • Pre-service Teaching Training in STEM
  • General Technology Education in China
  • Other related STEM topics will also be considered

Submissions Requirements:

1. Contributions should be made in either English or Chinese. For Chinese papers, the title, abstract, and keywords should be included in both Chinese and English.Academic paper in English, teaching practice paper in either English or ChineseAll papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. For more information on formatting your paper please refer to the Submission Requirements page on the conference website.
2. Papers will undergo a double-blind peer review and will be considered for publication in the proceedings on the conference website.
3. At least one author must apply for and be present at the conference for the publication papers.

Important dates:

Paper submission: 1 March to 30 June, 2012.1 March to 15 July 2012.
    Research papers (Long paper, 8 pages; Short paper, 4 pages; Poster paper, 3 pages)
    Workshop/Showcase (1-2 pages, only abstract needed)
Notification of acceptance: 30 July, 2012 20 August, 2012
Last date for registration: 20 September, 2012

*A select number of exceptional papers from STEM 2012 will be considered for publishing in relevant journals cited by SSCI or SCI Indexed.

Contact Information:

School of Educational Technology, Beijing Normal University, China
Tel: +86(0) 10-58804632 Dr. Feng-kuang Chiang

2nd International STEM in Education Conference• Beijing, China • 24-27 November, 2012
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