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HSCI 2015

Hands-on Science Network



12th International Conference on Hands-on Science

September 2 – 5, 2015 – Hammamet, Tunisia

General Information

Following the success of previous conferences the eleventh annual conference on Hands-on Science, HSCI’2015, will be held in Hammamet, Tunisia, from September 2nd to 5th, 2015, with the following subject:

Brightening our future

The Conference will provide the ideal opportunity for presentation of work, of all kinds, related to Science Education. The aim of the Conference is to promote an open broad exchange of experiences on good practices, syllabus and policy matters, social factors and the learning of science, and other issues related to Science Education and its development… through an enlarged use of hands-on experiments in the classroom.

Proposals are invited for oral or poster presentations, workshops and group discussions, hands-on experiments demonstration sessions, Science Fair booths and exhibitions and science shows.

Conference topics

The HSCI’2015 Conference will cover the largest variety of topics relevant to Science Education and all fields of Science and Technology; Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Life Sciences, Geology, Zoology, Botanic, Ecology, Archeology, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Robotics, Computer Science, Sociology, Psychology, Health Sciences…

Main topics

– Science education. New challenges, new perspectives, innovative solutions.

– The role of Science in School’ education.

– The need for and effective learning of Science and Technology.

– Hands-on Science. Teaching and learning.


– Integrated and interdisciplinary approaches in Science Education.

– Hands-on active learning of Science.

– Developing basic investigative skills and the scientific method.

– Teaching and training language and communication skills, maths and reasoning based on S&T issues.

– Science and Society.

– Perceptions of Science: students, school, society.

– Linking students’ life to Science or “where S&T meets our everyday life”.

– Communicating S&T research.

– Scientific literacy.

– The access of women to science.

– Life-long learning of science.

– Science, citizenship, ethics and social responsibility.

– Science and development. Constraints and perspectives.

– Introducing Science at kindergarten.

– Science education in primary schools.

– How is Science learned in secondary schools?

– Science education and technical/vocational studies.

– Science fairs and festivals. For motivation and much more…

– Science Museums and in-school science education. Bridging formal and informal learning of science.

– The Information Society and Science education

– School’ Science education and scientific research

– Environment and sustainable development

– Hands-on experiments

– Reports on in-classroom hands-on experiences

– Support material for in-school hands-on experiments

– Computer simulations as complement and inducer of hands-on experiments

– Multimedia ICT and virtual tools for school’s science education

– Technologies and Science

– Science and art.

– Collaboration projects and positive cooperation experiences in school’s science education.