International Conference

STEAM Approach in Science Education

The International Conference on “STEAM Approach in Science Education” is jointly organised by the NEXT STEP and GSO4SCHOOL projects. Join us for 3 days, from the 6th to the 8th of December. The Conference is going to be an on-line event.

The 2nd STEAM Approach in Science Education Conference will build on the results of the 2020 conference. Will be an international meeting point for educators, scientists, artists, researchers and policy-makers during which cutting-edge perspectives on creativity in school education will be presented and further developed. The conference will be an exciting and enjoyable occasion for educators to gain valuable experience with specific Professional Development approaches to science-and-art (STEAM) methodologies through hands-on experiences, lectures and intensive, interactive workshops.

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About NEXT STEP & GSO4SCHOOL International Conference

Thematic Areas

  • Introducing Strategies and Methodologies for Creativity in Science Education
  • Challenges for implementing creative strategies in Schools
  • Creative Science Education Case Studies
  • STEAM approach in Science Education
  • Assessing the Impact of Creativity in Science education
  • Arts-infused IBSE training materials
  • Large scale activities – Implementing creative methods in Science Education
  • Virtual communities – The Creative Science Classroom
  • Arts Education in STEAM
  • Technology in Arts Education

Proposals and Call for Abstracts

The Conference organizers are inviting proposals for original paper and poster presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, on one of the aforementioned themes. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered.

All submissions must be written in English.

Deadline for Submission: 5 November 2021

Information about Accepted abstracts: 15 November 2021


Participants will have opportunities to access the NEXT STEP and GSO4SCHOOL projects’ training materials while engaging in dialogue with the materials’ developers from Norway, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Cyprus and Italy.

During the conference, ideas for new Erasmus and other EU initiatives will be discussed. Participants will gain access to specific know-how regarding how to develop further creative education initiatives into funded projects, including guidance for the procedures involved in that process.

Participants will also have the opportunity to become acquainted with the educational frameworks that the 2 projects are following. Teachers and artists already involved in the projects’ activities will share their experiences with the conference participants.

The conference will include several workshops, presentations as well as opportunities to network and share best practices.

Formats for abstract Submissions

  • Online Oral Presentations may be between 15 and 20 minutes in duration. An abstract (in MS-Word .doc or in Open-Office format) describing the main points and conclusions of the presentation must be submitted electronically and before 31 October 2021. After being reviewed and accepted, the final “camera ready” version will be submitted electronically in accordance with the detailed instructions that will be given. Failure to meet the deadlines will result in the omission of the submitted work from the printed proceedings and may disqualify an accepted work. All the accepted abstracts will be presented on-line according to the programme that will be announced by mid-November.
  • Online Poster presentations will preferentially be displayed for the full length of the Conference. An abstract describing the main points and conclusions of the work must be submitted electronically and in time.
  • Online Workshops. An abstract describing the main points and conclusions of the work must be submitted electronically and in time.

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The NEXT STEP Project Team

GSO4SCHOOL Project Team