Call for papers

International STEM Education Conference will be held in Istanbul on June 13-14, 2019. The conference aims to bring together teachers, researchers, practitioners and stakeholders from around the world to discuss issues related to STEM Education. The conference is organized in collaboration with  International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE), Ministry of Education, Istanbul Ayvansaray University, Turkish STEM Alliance and Hacettepe University as part of the STEM PD Net project. STEM PD Net project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in Istanbul in June. 

The European STEM PD Centre Network’s overall aim is providing a platform for knowledge exchange among its participants. Through each of its members the network aims to substantially improve STEM education as it happens on a day-to-day basis in schools, by investing in teacher professional development. This means to ensure that the design, provision and delivery of STEM professional development of the highest quality, research-based and corresponding to teachers’ needs. The network’s aims and activities, as currently defined are geared towards supporting these goals.

Conference session formats:

  • Single Oral Presentation: this format allows for 20 minute presentations followed by questions and discussion. For the oral presentation you need to submit an extended abstract (500 words) including the title, and references. 

  • Symposium/Group of papers: Each symposium will be organized by a Chairperson and will contain four (4) presentations concerning a common topic of interest as well as one symposium discussant. This presentation format allows for 20 minutes of individual presentation time followed by a discussion moderated by the session chairperson. Each accepted paper will be scheduled in a session of 90 minutes. 

  • Workshops: This format allows presenters to display, explain and familiarize users with an innovative approach, a teaching or research tool, an teaching-learning sequence or some other aspect of research or teaching practice. Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes. 

  • STEM Show Time / Playground / Interactive Poster Session: The session allows researchers/teachers/practitioners to demonstrate their best practices, activities and materials (including classroom materials) in a visual or hands-on format and interact with participants. 

  • STEM Expo strives to give educational companies a place to showcase their products, services and knowledge including STEM based activities and interactive exhibits. 

Conference proceeding 

Extended version of selected papers can be submitted to be published in the conference e-proceeding with an ISBN at Nobel Academic Publishing after a peer-review process. Editor of the proceeding is Dr. Hasan Ozcan 

Conference venue

The conference will be held at Istanbul Ayvansaray University, Merter Campus. The conference venue is located on a tram line (nearest station is "Merter Metro Istasyonu").


For queries related to the conference please send an email to Prof. Dr. Gultekin Cakmakci

Important dates

Registration deadline: May 20, 2019

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