STEM 2022

The 7th STEM in Education Conference

STEM futures – expanding our horizons

November 23–26 | Virtual Conference hosted by The University of Sydney, Australia


Day 1: Wednesday 23 November 2022

 8:00am - 8:20am

Opening and Welcome

8:20am - 9:15:am

Keynote 1: Professor Merrilyn Goos

STEM Futures: Which way is up?

Paper Session 1.1

Marina Milner-Bolotin, Rina Zazkis Mathematical knowledge for teaching of prospective physics teachers: a case of a decimal sound level scale
Srividya D Kota, Jacinta Den Besten, Manjula D Sharma

Bungee jumping: using modelling and technology to improve student engagement in STEM

Paper Session 1.2

Lydia E Carol-Ann Burke, Ananya Mukherjee, Sarah Lu Region-specific perspective on equitable STEM education
Xianqing Bao, Wanqin Tang STEM exhibition via parent embodied gestures and language in a science museum

Paper Session 1.3

Sun Jung Choi, Limin Jao, Midhat Kiyani, Cinzia Di Placido, Dawn Wiseman

Professional learning communities: supporting interdisciplinary teaching in STEM

Osman Kasimu, Carol Murphy, Vesife Hatisaru, Robyn Reaburn Exploring mathematics teachers experiences in a community of practice

Symposium 2.1

Organisers: Pratim Sengupta, Marie-Claire Shanahan

Centering dignity in computing and STEM education

Paper Session 2.1

Cynthia Nicol, Leicha A. Bragg

‘Not everything is wonderful’: Teaching mathematics for social justice reconciliation

Garry Falloon, Anne Forbes

What is the nature of STEM learning in junior school Makerspaces? A cross-case analysis

Paper Session 2.2

Usama Kalim, Yohana Kifel Meknon, Francis Stonier

Enabling STEM opportunities for developing countries’ children through innovative cost-effective STEM curriculum

Douglas B. Clark, David Scott, Sandra Becker

Thinking design in education: positioning preservice teachers as agents of change

Workshop Session 3.1

David Anderson, Marina Milner-Bolotin, Oksana Bartosh, Guopeng Fu, Lisa McIntosh

Development of online graduate programs in STEM education

Paper Session 3.1

Jing Guo, Qiaoping Zhang

Hong Kong teachers’ perceptions of STEM integration: an exploratory study

Kate Wilson

Implementing an integrated STEM program for girls: one school’s journey

Paper Session 3.2

Yue Liu, Danhui Zhang

Students’ behavioural engagement patterns in a web-based science inquiry learning environment
Maggie Feng, Janette Bobis, Jenni Way

Investigating students’ engagement with teach first and task first lesson structures incorporating challenging mathematical tasks

Paper Session 4.1

Violetta Pristel, Vaille Dawson, Christine Howitt

A comparison of implementation approaches and critical thinking development in integrated STEM projects

Paper Session 4.2

Santanu Dutta, Ariel Ducey and Pratim Sengupta

Modeling affect and ethical perceptions in technoscientific interactions using animation

Paper Session 4.3

Tomotaka Kuroda

Importance of the NGSS 8 practices for STEM students in Japanese universities

Day 2: Thursday 24 November 2022

 8:00am - 8:55am

Keynote 2: Professor Danhui Zhang

Promoting Self-regulated Learning Approaches in a Science Online Inquiry Learning Context

Paper Session 5.1

Susana Carreira, Nélia Amado

Physical artefacts and simulation for understanding Atherosclerosis: STEM education and mathematics learning in a vocational school

Andrew Kercher, Anna Marie Bergman, Rina Zazkis

Star polygons: scripting tasks as a tool for recording mathematical investigations

Paper Session 5.2

Karen Skilling

Vignettes representing practice to support mathematics teaching

Fred Nsowah, Robyn Reaburn and Greg Oates

Senior high school mathematics teachers’ assessment practices

Paper Session 5.3

Jesús Hernandez-Zavaleta, Paulino Preciado-Babb

Exploring teacher mathematical modelling knowledge for the design of simulation and coding tasks

BP Mao, ML Teichroeb, T Lee, G Wong, T Pang, H Pleass

Is online video-based education an effective method to teach basic surgical skills to students and surgical trainees?

Workshop 6.2

Kirsten R. Butcher, Michelle A. Hudson, Madlyn Larson, McKenna Lane, Susana Velásquez-Franco, Vanessa J. Bailey, Matthew P. Orr, Merinda Davis, Mitchell J. Power

Learning science practices via online research: investigations with digitised specimens

Paper Session 6.1

Bronwyn Ewing, Grace Sarra

Culturally responsive pedagogies and community cultural wealth: mathematics education in juvenile detention centres in Australia

Francis Stonier, Guimin Su, LinLian Gao

Kindergarten STEAM training in Chongqing

Paper Session 6.2

Stanislaw Paul Maj

21st-century teaching and learning for STEM

Yoshisuke Kumano, Thomas Meagher, Gillian Roehrig

The challenges of STEM students’ research presentations between two countries and its implication for a future STEM learning model

Symposium 7.2

Organiser: Ilyse Resnick

Building educator capacity in STEM learning: the role of professional learning

Poster Session 7.1 (11:30am - 12:00pm)

Chee-Siang Tan, Yu-An Chen, Su-Chi Fang

Exploring junior secondary students’ knowledge-based reasoning in the context of engineering design

Phillip Vandevalk, Kwesi Yaro

Engaging in a culturally relevant mathematics pedagogy: the journey of a preservice teacher

Kirsten R. Butcher, Michelle A. Hudson, Madlyn Larson, Matthew P. Orr, McKenna Lane, Susana Velásquez-Franco, Vanessa J. Bailey, Merinda Davis, Mitchell J. Power

“Its face is so cute!” Engaging students in science investigations using digitising museum specimens

Poster Session 7.2 (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

Yang Wen, Chen Yi

Exploring a teaching model integrating the sustainability of STEM education

Shiho Miyake

A pilot study of biodiversity conservation education for STM attitudes promoted among Japanese female students

Helen Bremert

Exploring student and teacher perceptions of a novel assessment method to enhance learning and engage STEM students

Workshop 7.3

Heather McMaster

Measuring matters: how measurement concepts taught in mathematics can impact scientific understandings about matter

Paper Session 8.1

Francis Stonier, Dingxiang Xie, Michael Agyemang Adarkwah

Taking STEAM training online to Guizhou 

Paper Session 8.2

Carol Murphy

Towards dialogism in mathematics: a challenge in practice

Paper Session 8.3

Solmaz Khodaeifaal

Buoyant force: pedagogical thrust to thrive in learning quantum with innovative pedagogy, curriculum, and pedagogical tools

Day 3: Friday 25 November 2022

 8:00am - 8:55am

Keynote 3: Eddie Woo

Meaning & Meaningfulness: Expanding Mathematics in the Minds of our Learners

Symposium Session 9.3

Organiser: Manjula D. Sharma

The University of Sydney STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy

Paper Session 9.1

Viktor Freiman, Osnat Fellus, Olivia Lurette

Kindergarten students solving engineering challenges in a STEM lab: manifestations of spatial reasoning skills

Bronwyn Reid O’Connor

Using a ‘mad science day’ to promote a sense of wonder and curiosity in early year students: reflections from a teacher

Paper Session 9.2

Sarah Earle

Supporting teachers with formative assessment in primary science

Su-Chi Fang, Lihua Xu, Linda Hobbs

Do teachers need a shared vision of STEM? Comparing Australian and Taiwanese teachers’ conceptions and implementation

Poster Session 10.3 (10:15am - 10:45am)

Sayuri Tanabashi

STEAM education at Japanese University museums: case studies in sericulture and silk technologies

Conan Chung Man Lee, Marina Milner-Bolotin, Eric Meyers

Knowledge construction in YouTube comments on science videos: embedding popular culture in STEM

Dan Zhu, Zhonghua Tang, Feng-Kuang Chiang

An analysis of girls’ participation in the world robot Olympiad

Poster Session 10.4 (10:45am - 11:15am)

Jiyoung Shim

Secondary science teachers’ views on climate change education – a case study of BC teachers

Junko Ishizawa, Asami Ohnuki, Genki Shiihashi, Reiko Sasaki, Rumi Haraguchi

A case study on adopting STEAM to physical education teaching method class for undergraduate students

Xiaojing Shang, Zhujun Jiang, Jie Chen, Feng-Kuang Chiang

Analysing the influence of informal STEM education on rural children’s self-efficacy and computational thinking

Workshop 10.4

Kelly Hollis

Effective pedagogies for STEM learning environments: flipped and blended learning

Paper Session 10.1

Erica Huang

Incorporating computational thinking – secondary mathematics teachers’ perspectives

Leanne Robertson

Computational thinking in Australian primary schools

Workshop 11.5

Paul Ginns

Tracing to learn in STEM subjects

Paper Session 11.1

Stephen Bryan C. Asenjo

Chemistry content knowledge and verbal and logical reasoning as potential predictors of teachers’ quality of chemistry concept analogies

Qin Li, Liang Qianmin, Yang Wen, Li Baoping, Ren Qingcao

Research on strategies in classroom teaching to engage girls in STEM education

Paper Session 11.2

Kristen Tripet

Professional growth and change through communities of inquiry

Debby Knoke

Engaging students in math through social justice and TikTok

Paper Session 12.1

Catherine Fargher, John De Nobile

Modular PD enables pathways for generalist teachers to ‘learn as they teach’ science investigation with Dr Egg Adventures Laboratory digital resources

Paper Session 12.2

Christine Preston

STEM in my kindergarten class

Paper Session 12.3

Kwesi Yaro 1, Ann Anderson 2

Locating a third space: Black/African immigrants’ involvement strategy for supporting children’s mathematics learning in Canada

Poster Session 12.5

Philip J. Rorke

Effects of a drone-based geometry program on mental rotation for student with an intellectual disability

Yuanyuan Gong, Wenhao Yu

Impact of SSR-based collaborative learning on computational thinking

Day 4: Saturday 26 November 2022

 8:00am - 8:55am

Keynote 4: Professor Geraint Lewis

Cosmic Horizons & Before the Big Bang: Inspiring Physics Through Universal Mysteries

Workshop 13.6

Heather McMaster

Measuring matters: how measurement concepts taught in mathematics can impact scientific understandings about matter

Paper Session 13.1

Ding Zhou, Rafael Gomez, James Davis, Markus Rittenbruch

Solution-based design process as pedagogy in constructing integrated STEM tasks: within the Australian curriculum

Judy Anderson, Deborah Tully

Primary and secondary teachers as STEM curriculum designers

Paper Session 13.2

Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

STEM in play in the earliest years

Dawn Wiseman, Limin Jao, Taylor Rubin, Kaylei Grobeckker, Steven Campeau, Marie Lou Boisvert

Meeting curricular requirements: a mapping of student-directed STEM

Workshop 14.7

Colin Bronislaw Chapman

More a bricolage than a war

Paper Session 14.1

Rumi Haraguchi, Miku Yoshida, Tadashi Ohtani

Current status of STEM/STEAM education in Japan through government-academia-industry cases

Kai-Lin Yang, Xiao-Bin He, Wan-Rou Wu, Chai-Ching Yang

Different academic background teachers’ conceptions of the roles of mathematics in Taiwan STEM education

Paper Session 14.2

Wenhao Yu, Yiyang You, Feng-Kuang Chiang

Impact of participation in the Educational Robotics Competition from the parent’s viewpoint: a mixed method

Janette Bobis, Maggie Feng

Engaging K –2 students in problem solving STEM tasks

Paper Session 15.1

Marie-Claire Shanahan, Pratim Sengupta, Megha Sanyal

Multimodality and infrastructure: seeing beyond deficit framings of disability and AAC users in K-12 STEM

Paper Session 15.2

Qiaoping Zhang, Wing Nam Chau, Jing Guo

Incorporating STEM learning activities in the school mathematics curriculum

Paper Session 15.3

Xin Wang, De-Sheng Guo, Ke-Xin Xiong, Wei-Yin Chang

A comparative study of environmental literacy of STEM among elementary students in China
11:45am - 12:15pm

International Panel

Professor Feng-Kuang Chiang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China),

Associate Professor Bronwyn Ewing (QUT, Australia)

Professor David Anderson (UBC Canada)

12:20pm - 1:00pm

Award Ceremony & Closing

Janette Bobis and Chris Preston with Pratim Sengupta (University of Calgary, Host of STEM 2024 Conference)