The International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education is pleased to announce a special issue on the “STEAM classroom” of the future. This special issue aims to bring together technologists, researchers and teachers – to share, discuss and evaluate what we need for successful learning and teaching in our future classrooms. We invite submissions from all STEAM areas (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) including computer programming, computational thinking, electronics, robotics and coding, digital literacies and creative thinking, to address questions such as:
- How can professional development activities increase teacher confidence to embed and foster a maker-culture within the classroom?
- What challenges exist in the implementation of gender-specific education programs and professional development?
- What role does teacher professional development play in equipping children to be active learners and future innovators?
- What new learning space and curriculum designs will our future classrooms require?
- How are new technologies, pedagogies and learning designs shaping teacher practice, and what is the impact on learners?
Papers should be between 3000-6000 words in length. Guidelines for authors are available at: http://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/CAL/information/authors
Abstracts due: 11 November, 2016 – Interested authors should initially submit a 250-word abstract for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org This expression of interest is to help ensure that the final edition addresses a broad range of disciplines and challenges.
Manuscripts due: 3 February, 2017 – Reviews will be returned in March, with final versions due in May 2017.
This special issue will be published online in mid-2017 at: http://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/CAL/index