International cooperation

2. međunarodni baltički simpozij (BalticSTE207) "Science and technology education: engaging the new generation" - Siauliai (Litva) (lipanj 2017)

2nd International Baltic Symposium on Science and Technology Education (BalticSTE2017):

Science and technology education: engaging the new generation,

12-15 June 2017, Siauliai, Lithuania

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are delighted to welcome you to Šiauliai, Lithuania, for the II International Baltic Symposium on Science and Technology Education, BalticSTE 2017.

The Symposium will be held in Šiauliai (Lithuania) in June 2017 during days 12-15.

We cordially encourage you to attend and contribute to one of the major events of 2017 on the field of science and technology education. We are confident that you will appreciate the scientific program and the city of Šiauliai. We look forward to seeing you in 2017 in Lithuania.

Organizers of the Symposium

  • Scientific Methodical Centre „Scientia Educologica“, Lithuania (http://www.gu.puslapiai.lt/indeks_en.htm).
  • Siauliai University, Faculty of Education Science and Social Welfare, Lithuania (http://www.su.lt).

Ways of Participation

  • Oral Presentation
  • Interactive Poster Presentation
  • Workshop
  • Listener.

Delegates, who would like to present their work at the BalticSTE2017, are invited to submit a short paper for consideration by the Scientific Committee.

The proposal should be plain text typed in English and should be between 1 and 2/3 A4 page (approx. 500-1200 words).

Texts margins: top and bottom 20mm, left - 25mm, right - 20mm.

The text must be elaborated in Word for Windows, using 11 point Times New Roman letters, line spacing – single.

Title of contribution

author(s) - name first then the family name;

affiliation: institution, city, country.

The main text that should contain:

1. Abstract (50-80 words, in 10 pt size) + keywords (3 - 5 keywords).

2. Introduction: Background, framework and purpose/research questions etc.

3. Methodology of research (study): General characteristics, sample, procedures, data analysis etc.

4. Results of Research

5. Conclusions and implications

6. References (Cited references only APA. Some examples can be found here: http://www.usq.edu.au/library/help/referencing/apa

7. Acknowledgements (if any)

The use of footnotes to the text is not recommended. The work should be written in an impersonal style.

One presenting author may submit only one short paper. A Short Paper which is more than 3 pages will be returned.

The Short Paper should be prepared as attractively as possible, much like a manuscript for journal submission.

None short paper will be published or presented as a poster without the payment of the registration fees

Please note that the Short Paper is not required in order to complete your Symposium registration. You can take part in the Symposium as a Listener.

Accepted Short Papers will be published in the BalticSTE2017 Proceedings (with an ISBN number).

For any question in regard to the submission process: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full paper submission

The authors are invited to submit a full papers. The submission will undergo a double blind peer review process and will be returned for revisions if necessary. Deadlines are indicated separetely.

Options

1. Submission of scientific / research work

  • This type of submission is best suited for scholarly work and reports completed research (analytical, argumentative, theoretical papers etc.). Each submission will be carefully reviewed by three independent reviewers and ranked based on: quality of preparation, relevance to the S&TE community, scientific quality, originality, and importance of the contribution.
  • Deadline for submission: September 20, 2017.
  • Notification of acceptance: September 25, 2017.
  • Accepted papers will be published in two journals based on the review result:

Journal of Baltic Science Education (ISSN 1648-3898):

  • All papers should be prepared according to JBSE requirements: http://www.jbse.webinfo.lt/requirements.htm
  • Papers are limited to fifteen (15) A4 pages.
  • The article processing charges specially for BalticSTE2017 authors has been fixed at the rate of 100 EUR.

Problems of Education in the 21st Century (ISSN 1822-7864):

  • All papers should be prepared according to PEC requirements - http://www.jbse.webinfo.lt/Problems_of_Education.htm
  • Papers are limited to twelve (12) A4 pages.
  • The article processing charges specially for BalticSTE2017 authors has been fixed at the rate of 50 EUR.

2. Submission of applied research/best practice/methodical work

  • This type of submission is best suited for practical/didactical work and reports, as well as position papers raising original and provocative theoretical or practical discourses and questions (small-scale research, applied research, didactical/methodical papers, case studies, best educational practices etc.). Each submission will be carefully reviewed by two independent reviewers and ranked based on: quality of preparation, relevance to the S&TE community, didactical quality, originality, and importance of the contribution.
  • Deadline for submission: August 20, 2017.
  • Notification of acceptance: August 25, 2017.
  • Accepted papers will be published in two journals based on the review result:

Gamtamokslinis ugdymas / Natural Science Education (ISSN 1648-939X):

  • All papers should be prepared according to GU/NSE requirements:  http://gu.puslapiai.lt/GUwww/indeks.htm
  • Papers are limited to eighth (8) A4 pages.
  • No extra article processing charges for BalticSTE2017 authors.

Švietimas: politika, vadyba, kokybė / Education Policy, Management and Quality (ISSN 2029-1922):

  • All papers should be prepared according to SPVK/EPMQ requirements: http://gu.puslapiai.lt/SVIETIMAS_PVK_en.htm
  • Papers are limited to eighth (8) A4 pages.
  • No extra article processing charges for BalticSTE2017 authors.

For any question in regard to the submission process: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important Dates

  • Short Paper/Poster Submission: 25 April 2017.
  • Short Paper/Poster Acceptance: 30 April 2017.
  • Registration and payment: 25 May 2017.
  • Camera-ready short paper submission: 25 May 2017.
  • Announcement of the Final Symposium Program: 02 June 2017.
  • Symposium Dates: 12 – 15 June 2017.
  • (10/11 - arrival; 16/17 - departure).

Registration

Visit this link to make your registration: http://balticste.com/register

Until May, 15, 2017 (Early Bird):

  • Participant: 150 Euro
  • Student: 80 Euro
  • Accompanying Persons: 50 Euro.

After May, 15, 2017:

  • Participant: 180 Euro
  • Student: 100 Euro
  • Accompanying Persons: 80 Euro.

The participation fee will cover:

  • coffee breaks,
  • welcome reception,
  • symposium programme,
  • symposium dinner,
  • symposium materials,
  • cultural programme.

All payment should be made by bank transfer to the indicated bank account or via PayPal.

All bank transfer commission fees should be covered by participant.

Confirmation of payment should be sent to the organization committee via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cancellations should be made in writing to the BalticSTE2017 Secretariat.

Cancellations will not be possible after May 25, 2017.

For any cancellation submitted till 25/05/2017, full refund will apply except from a processing fee of 20€ for Participants, 5€ for Accompanying Persons and of 10€ for Students. Bank charges to be deducted from the refunded amount.

All refunds will be made after the Symposium.

Ways of Payment

1 option - Bank transfer (Thank you for sending us your bank transfer receipt identified with your name)

Beneficiary: Scientific Methodical Center ”Scientia Educologica”

IBAN: LT327300010002393343

Beneficiary ID: 195736971 Beneficiary address: 29 K. Donelaičio Street,

LT-78115 Siauliai, Lithuania

Bank: “SWEDBANK”, AB Swift code: HABA LT 22

Bank address: Konstitucijos Street 20A, Vilnius, Lithuania

Reference: BalticSTE2017 / Full name of Participant

* Bank charges to be paid by the participant

2 option – via PayPal system

To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.paypal.com/lt/

5 EUR should be added to the total amount as a transfer fee (it is valid only in the case of PayPal).

Symposium Website: http://balticste.com/

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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