Explore new trends in research-based chemistry education. The recent special issues of the LUMAT: Research and Practice in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education journal present proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Research in Chemistry Education held in Jyväskylä, Finland in July 2014.
The 12th European Conference on Research in Chemistry Education (ECRICE 2014) held in Jyväskylä, Finland, explored the theme “new trends in research-based chemistry education”.
Proceedings from the ECRICE conference have recently been published in two issues of the LUMAT: Research and Practice in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education –journal. The proceedings include both research papers and general articles from studies presented at the ECRICE conference.
STEM education, learning and teaching is rapidly changing around the world. Currently STEM teachers in many countries are experimenting with new, student-centered, inquiry-based approaches, bringing technology and virtual learning tools into the classroom and boldly introducing students to non-formal learning environments to engage and motivate them. The ECRICE conference was a platform for sharing research and practical knowledge about such experiments.
Highlights include results on STEM curriculum reforms and their implementation in teaching, out-of-school learning environments and the impact of inquiry-based approaches on STEM learning.
First volume of ECRICE2014 conference proceedings in the LUMAT special issue 3/2015.
Second volume of ECRICE2014 conference proceedings in the LUMAT special issue 4/2015