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epiSTEME-1 Conference Programme
Dec 13, Monday

9:30 to 10:00

Inauguration by Prof. B. V. Sreekantan, former Director TIFR

10:00 to 11:00
David Treagust
Curtin Univ. Tech., Australia
Science Education
Review talk
11:00 to 11:30
Tea break
11:30 to 12:30
Probal Dasgupta
Hyderabad Univ., Hyderabad, India
Language and Cognition
Review talk
12:30 to 2:00
Lunch
   
2:00 to 3:30
Yung Sik Kim
Seoul National Univ., Korea
Science Education
Problems and Possibilities of 'General Science Education' for College Students
  Anita Roychoudhury
Ohio State Univ., USA
Science Education
Data evaluation: an integral part of learning science
  V.G. Jadhao
Reg. Inst. of Edu., Bhopal, India
Science Education
The concept of force
  Mridula Ranade
SNDT Univ., Pune, India
Science Education
Science teaching through computer assisted instruction: research findings and insights
3:30 to 4:00
Tea break
   
4:00 to 5:30
Sadhna Saxena
Delhi Univ., New Delhi, India
Science Education
Teacher as constructor of knowledge: an analysis of teachers' contribution to the HSTP
  Nelofer Halai
Aga Khan Univ., Pakistan
Science Education
'Understanding science teaching and conceptions of the nature of science in Pakistan through a life history study
  Abhijeet Bardapurkar
HBCSE, Mumbai, India
Science Education
Students' explanations: a review of how students understand the theory of evolution
  Purvi Vora
Columbia Univ., USA
Science Education
Project yuva: the design of a case-based multimedia environment for pre- service teachers.
  Tea break
   
6:30 to 8:30
Marc de Vries
Eindhoven Univ. of Tech., The Netherlands
Technology education workshop*
Dec 14, Tuesday
9:00 to 10:00
G. Nagarjuna
HBCSE, Mumbai, India
Models of Cognition
Review talk
10:00 to 11:00
Kaye Stacey
Melbourne Univ., Australia
Maths Education
Review talk
11:00 to 11:30
Tea break    
11:30 to 12:30
Barbara Jaworski
Agder Univ., Norway
Maths Education
Inquiry as a tool and as a 'way of being' in mathematics teaching development
  Bodil Kleve
Oslo Univ., Norway
Maths Education
Teachers' implementation of a curriculum reform
  Usha Menon
NISTADS, New Delhi, India
Maths Education
The teaching of place value - cognitive considerations
12:30 to 2:00

Lunch

   
2:00 to 3:30
Poster session 1    
3:30 to 4:00
Tea break    
4:00 to 5:30
Orit Zaslavsky
TECHNION, Israel
Maths Education
'Transparent objects and processes in learning mathematics
  Rakhi Banerjee
HBCSE, Mumbai, India
Maths Education
'Term' as a bridge concept between arithmetic and algebra
  C.K. Raju
MCRP Univ., Bhopal, India
Maths Education
Math wars and the epistemic divide in mathematics
  Senthil Babu
French Inst. Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India
Maths Education
Tamil mathematical manuscripts and the possibility of a social history of maths education
  Tea break
   
6:30 to 8:30
Marc de Vries
Eindhoven Univ. of Tech.,
the Netherlands
Technology education workshop*
Dec 15, Wednesday
9:00 to 10:00
Michael Matthews
Univ.of New South Wales, Australia
Hist-phil of science
Review talk
10:00 to 11:00

Marc de Vries
Eindhoven Univ. of Tech., The Netherlands

Technology Education
Review talk
11:00 to 11:30
Tea break    
11:30 to 12:30
Punyashloke Mishra
Michigan State Univ., USA
Technology Education
Visions and mandates: an analysis of three Indian IT curriculum guides
  Sugra Chunawala
HBCSE, Mumbai, India
Technology Education
Placing technology education within the gender perspective
  John Backwell
London Univ., UK
Technology Education
The design and development of cognitive acceleration through technology education: implications for teacher education
12:30 to 2:00
Lunch    
 

Excursion

Dec 16, Thursday
9:00 to 10:00
John Sowa
VivoMind Intelligence, USA
Knowledge Representation
Review talk
10:00 to 11:00
S.C. Agarkar
HBCSE, Mumbai, India
Cultural issues Cross-cultural research in learning hurdles in science and mathematics
  Ravinder Koul
Penn. State Univ., USA
Cultural issues Epistemological stances towards knowledge in school science and the cultural context of India
  Thomas Stern
Klagenfurt Univ., Austria
Science Education Cooperation between schools and universities as a catalyst for the professional development of teachers
11:00 to 11:30
Tea break    
11:30 to 12:30
Verdiana Masanja
Dar es Salaam Univ., Tanzania
Gender issues
Gender disparity in science and mathematics education
  Satyendra Giri
All India Sci. Teachers' Asso., Kolkatta, India
Gender issues
High achievement in mathematics and the girl child
  Anjana Arora
Northern Kentucky Univ., USA
Language and Cognition
Levels of inquiry: role of language and assessment
12:30 to 2:00 Lunch
   
2:00 to 3:30
Poster session 2    
3:30 to 4:00
Tea break    
4:00 to 5:30
Vrunda Prabhu
Univ. of New York, USA
Maths Education
Teaching-research and the design experiment - two methodologies of integrating research and classroom practice
  Patrick Dias
Frankfurt Univ., Germany
Language and Cognition
Culture, Language and Cognition
  T. V. Venkateswaran
Dept. of Sci. & Tech. New Delhi, India
Cultural issues Words and World-Views: Scientific technical terms in Tamil
  Zemira Mevarech
Bar llan Univ., Israel
Assessment
The effects of meta-cognitive instruction embedded within asynchronous learning network on scientific inquiry skills
6:30 to 8:30
Cultural Program
Dec 17, Friday
9:00 to 10:30
Conference review and discussion 1  
10:30 to 11:00
Tea break  
11:00 to 12:00 Conference review and discussion 2
 
12:00 to 1:00
Lunch  
       
*Satellite Workshop of the conference. Participation open to all registered delegates.