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IOSTE 14 2010 - XIV Symposium of the International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE) 2010



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XIV. IOSTE symposium will promote the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge on science and technology education.

You are invited to attend and participate in this international symposium which offers great opportunities to share your ideas, explore the research, development, and applications and to network with the leaders in this important field of science and technology education.


The XIV IOSTE symposium is hosted by University of Ljubljana in cooperation with the Institute for Innovation and development at the University of Ljubljana (IRI UL), the National educational institute of Slovenia and the International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE).

About University of Ljubljana

The University of Ljubljana possesses a rich tradition. It ranks as a very large university, with more than 63,000 graduate and postgraduate students. Approximately 4000 higher education teachers are employed in the 22 faculties, 3 arts academies and one university college. The university was founded in 1919 on the basis of centuries of educational tradition, remaining the only Slovenian university for half a century. The University is based in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a relatively large Central-European city with over 300.000 inhabitants. Students account for more than one-seventh of the population, giving the city a youthful and lively character.

About Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana

IRI UL has been established by UL in order to perform interdisciplinary, scientific, research, development and professional projects. The task of IRI is also to protect the intellectual property of the UL; to establish the entrepreneurial partnership between the industry and the University and to transfer the research and development outcomes into commercial applications for public use and benefits. Therefore IRI will establish a long run and reciprocal partnership between University of Ljubljana, Slovene industry and public institutions in order to foster research and development activities.

About the National educational institute of the Republic of Slovenia

The recent conceptual restructuring of the education system has radically re-shaped the public education system at the pre-university level and given The National Education Institute of The Republic of Slovenia a new role with new professional challenges.

The National Education Institute has become an important partner in the circles of all those who have been conceptualizing education and has undertaken a visible role in the processes of implementing and monitoring innovative programs and practices in kindergartens, schools and student dormitories. With planned and well grounded reflection, it strives to achieve the goals set by the reform ? increase the accessibility of education for everyone, open up the education system globally and ensure the highest possible degree of quality in education. Its final goal is to mould well educated people, open minded and capable of forming critical yet objective judgements, who will be able to integrate successfully into the modern world.
In co-operation with experts from different areas and from different countries along with the professional staff at educational institutions, we are going to continue with the further development of curriculum solutions, with the development of up-to-date forms of the organisation and performance of both teaching and learning, and with the education and training of professionals within the education system. With collective efforts we are going to seek, work out and implement solutions which shall connect the Slovenian education system even more effectively with Europe.

Last modified: 2010-06-04 19:32:22