Science and Education: Monterrey conference outline and agenda

The Role of the Academies of Science
Monterrey, Mexico 10-12 September 2001

The Secretary of Public Education in Collaboration with the US-Mexico Foundation for Science, the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the Government of the State of Nuevo Leon organized the International Working Conference on Research Related to Science Education with the support of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States , the National Science Resources Center and in close collaboration with the International Council of Scientific Unions, the InterAcademy Panel, and the Latin American Academy of Sciences.

Results and follow-up ... coming soon

Background to workshop
The International Conference on Research Related to Science Education will give the opportunity to the educational community to appreciate the advances on research related to this topic that are being developed around the world and to support science teaching innovations in basic education.

Teams from 14 countries formed by educational authorities, researchers on learning and teaching processes, scientists and business leaders that are promoting these innovations in their countries.

All around the world there is a growing importance on science education in primary schools as a mean to develop in children the abilities and attitudes necessary to solve complex problems in modern societies including the generation of jobs in competitive companies, the quality of the environments, the defense and strengthen of values and traditions of each country

Goals

Build awareness for a new vision of effective science learning and teaching and the systems needed to support this vision.

Analyze and discuss cognitive research findings about how people learn and the implications of these findings for teaching science to students, and for designing professional development programs for teachers of science.

Review and discuss research findings providing evidence of the impact of hands-on, guided inquiry centered science programs on student achievement.

Become familiar with the characteristics of different science academies national models of implementation of hands-on, guided inquiry centered science education programs and the lessons they have learned.

Recommend effective roles for the scientific and engineering communities in working with educators to improve science education.

Identify strategies for international cooperation in research, in the sharing of experiences, and in implementation strategies for improving science education programs.

Program Content

1. Developing a Shared Vision for Learning and Teaching Science
2. Research Supporting Effective Science Education Programs
3. Research Supporting Achievement of Students Using Guided Inquiry Centered Instruction
4. Research Supporting Effective Professional Development Programs for Science Teachers
5. Comparing National Models Characteristics and the Role of Science Academies in Implementing Hands-on Guided Inquiry Centered Science Education Programs

Speakers that have confirmed their participation:

Bruce Alberts (President, The National Academy of Sciences, United States)
Howard Alper (President, Academy of Sciences, The Royal Society of Canada)
Hugo Arechiga (President, Academy of Science of Latin America)
Thomas E. Brady (Dean, College of Science, University of Texas in El Paso)
John Bransford (Co-Director of the Learning Technology Center, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee)
Frida Caballero (Director of Outreach, Consejo Tamaulipeco de Ciencia y Tecnología)
Antonia Candela (Educational Research Department, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Jose Antonio de la Peña (Vice-president, The Mexican Academy of Sciences)
René Drucker (President, The Mexican Academy of Sciences)
Fernando Galembeck (General Coordinator of the State University of Campinas, Brazil)
Tere Garduño (Directora IIP A.C., Mexico)
Leslie Garrison (Coordinator of Teacher Education, San Diego State University, Imperial Valley)
Eric R. Hamilton (Division Director, Research, Evaluation and Communication, Director for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation)
Anders Hedberg (Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Science Education Initiatives, Bristol-Myers)
Sven-Olof Holmgren (Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Natural Science and Technology for All Project, The Royal Swedish Academy)
Lauritz Holm-Nielsen (Principal Higher Education and S&T Specialists for Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank)
Smith Holt (Director of the Center for Science Literacy, Oklahoma State University)
David Jasmin (La Main a la Pâte, National Pedagogical Research Institute of France)
Michael Klentschy (Superintendent of Schools, El Centro Elementary School District, USA)
Douglas Lapp (The National Sciences Resources Center, USA)
Pierre Lena (The French Academy of Sciences)
Tom Liao (President od the Department of Technology and Society, State University of New York at Stony Brook)
Ramón López (Professor, The University of Texas, El Paso)
Joseph Malo (Kenyan Academy of Sciences, KNAS)
Elizabeth Molina (Science Coordinator, Valle Imperial Project in Science)
Luis Eduardo Mora Osejo (President, Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences)
Yves Quere (The French Academy of Sciences)
Kerstin Reimstad (Assistant Director of the Science and Technology for all Nationwide Project, The Royal Swedish Academy)
Pablo Rudomín (President, The US- Mexico Foundation for Science)
William Shmidt (Director, TIMSS National Study Center, Michigan State University, College of Education))
Sally Goetz Shuler (Executive Director, National Science Resources Center)
Fernando Solana (President, Mexican Fund for Education )
Reyes Tamez (Secretary of Education, Mexico)
Juan Treviño (Director, Science and Technology Council of Tamaulipas)
Ovid Tzeng (Scientists, Taiwan)
Gloria Villegas (Education Manager and Director of the Acting Sanctuary, Boston Natural Center)
Raimundo Villegas (President, The Academy of Sciences of Venezuela)
Julia Wan (Senior Science Advisor and Director Emeritus, Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton)
Robert Wharton (Hewlett Packard Company)
Gerry Wheeler (Director, National Science Teachers Association)

International Working Conference on Research Related to Science Education
The Role of the Academies of Sciences

Monday, September 10, 2001

17:00 p.m. Registration

18:00 p.m. Reception

18:45 p.m. Overview of the Conference

Guillermo Fernandez
Executive Director

ß Goals
ß Program Design
ß Resources
ß Evaluation

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcoming Addresses

Fernando Canales Claryond
Governor
State of Nuevo Leon

Pablo Rudomín
President
US-Mexico Foundation for Science

8:20 a.m. Conference Inauguration

Dr. Reyes Tamez
Mexican Secretary of Education

8:35 a.m. Framing the Challenge, Science Education Reform ? an International Perspective-

William Schmidt
Director
TIMSS National Study Center
Michigan State University, College of Education
East Lancing Michigan

9:05 a.m. Overview of the day

9:15 a.m. I. Developing a Shared Vision for Learning and Teaching Science


Part I: Developing Goals for an Effective Science Program
Concurrent Workshops

Part II: Comparing Goals to an Example of Guided Inquiry - Centered Science Learning and Teaching - Concurrent Hands-On Workshops

Session Facilitators

ß Leslie Garrison (San Diego State University, Imperial Valley, California)
ß Smith Holt (Oklahoma State University)
ß Veronica Jimenez (The US-Mexico Foundation for Science)
ß Michael Klentschy (El Centro Elementary School District, California)
ß Douglas Lapp (The National Science Resources Center, USA)
ß Elizabeth Molina (Valle Imperial Project in Science, California)
ß Kerstin Reimstad (The Royal Swedish Academy)
ß Sally Goetz Shuler (The National Science Resources Center, USA)
ß Yolko Sierra (The US-Mexico Foundation for Science)
ß Julia Wan (California State University)
ß Robert Wharton (Hewlett Packard Company)

11:30 a.m. Break

12:00 a.m. II. Research Supporting Effective Science Education Programs

Part I: Review and Discussion of Cognitive Research Findings of How People Learn and their Implications for Science Learning and Teaching

John Bransford
Co- Director of Learning Technology Center
Centennial Professor of Psychology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
12:40 - 14:00 p.m. Panel Reactions and Plenary Discussion
ß Pierre Lena (The French Academy of Sciences)
ß Ramón López (The University of Texas, El Paso)
ß Tere Garduño (Director IIP, A.C., Mexico)
ß Facilitator: Julia Wan

14:30 p.m. Lunch and Program

Keynote Addresses

Anders Hedberg
Director
Bristol, Myers Squibb Foundation
Science Initiative

Ovid Tzeng
Scientists
Taiwan

16:30 p.m. Part II: Presentation of a Researched and Tested Model for Building a Local Infrastructure to Support Science Education Reform in Local Communities

Smith Holt
Director of the Center for Science Literacy
Oklahoma State University

Joseph O. Malo
Kenyan Academy of Sciences

17:40 p.m. Panel Reaction and Plenary Discussion

ß David Jasmin (National Pedagogical Research Institute of France)
ß Juan Treviño and Frida Caballero (Tamaulipas Council for Science and Technology, Mexico)
ß Facilitator: Anders Hedberg

18:30 p.m. Break

19:00 p.m. Dinner


19:45 p.m. Program

Rene Drucker
President
The Mexican Academy of Sciences

Bruce Alberts
President
The National Academy of Sciences
United States
Wednesday, September 12th, 2001

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks and Evaluation Comments

8:30 a.m. III. Research Supporting Achievement Evaluation of Students Using Guided Inquiry Centered Instruction

Michael Klentschy
Superintendent of Schools
El Centro Elementary School District
California, USA

9:15 a.m. Panel Reaction and Plenary Discussion
<sum> Facilitator: Pierre Lena

9:45 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. IV. Research Supporting Effective Professional Development Programs for Science Teachers

University Programs, In Classroom Support and Technology Resources

Eric R. Hamilton
Division Director
Research, Evaluation and Communication
Director for Education and Human Resources
National Science Foundation

Leslie Garrison
Coordinator of Teacher Education
San Diego State University

11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion and Plenary Discussion

<sum> Gerry Wheeler (National Science Teacher Association, USA)
<sum> Antonia Candela (Educational Research Department, CINVESTAV)
<sum> Tom Liao (University of New York at Stony BrooK, USA)
<sum> Facilitator: Sally Goetz Shuler

12:15 p.m. Video Presentation and materials display

13:30 p.m. Lunch and Program

Keynote addresses

Lauritz Holm-Nielsen
World Bank

15:30 p.m. V. Comparing National Models Characteristics and The Role of Science Academies? in Implementing Hands-on Guided Inquiry-Centered Science Education Programs

José Antonio de la Peña
Vice-President
The Mexican Academy of Sciences

Douglas Lapp
The National Science Resources Center
USA

Yves Quere
The French Academy of Sciences

Kerstin Reimstad and Sven-Olof Holmgren
The Royal Swedish Academy

Facilitator: Guillermo Fernandez

16:30 p.m. Break

16:45 p.m. Role of Scientists and Engineers Working with the Community to Advance Science Education.

Fernando Solana
President
Mexican Found for Education and Development

Anders Hedberg
Director
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Science Education Initiatives
USA

Hugo Arechiga
Presidente
Latin American Academy of Sciences

Howard Alper
President
Academy of Sciences
The Royal Society of Canada

Dennis Occonor*
Undersecretary of Science
Smithsonian Institution

18:15 p.m. Plenary Discussion

18:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

19:00 p.m. Adjournment

* To be confirmed