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FSE-BUSE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION


Date:

28th - 30th AUGUST, 2024
Theme:

Redefining Science and Technology Education for Innovations, Industrialization and Global Commerce

Chief Host:
Prof. E. Mwenje, Vice Chancelor
Bindura University of Science Education
Host:
Prof. M. N. Modebelu, ExecutiveDean
Executive Dean Faculty of Science Education,
Conference Overview

Higher and Tertiary education play a pivotal role in developing high skilled workforce essential for effecting national development plans and advancing all sectors of national, and regional economy in our continent Africa as well as the world at large. University as the apex of tertiary education leads in this role. We are in the era, where the knowledge-content and skill-levels of products of tertiary education in the last one, two or more decades are no longer relevant in addressing present and future problems for national and global sustainable development anticipated. Universities are expected to produce the needed manpower through qualitative teaching and learning, research and community services to drive sustainability in all spheres of life (Political, Socio-cultural, Economic, Environmental and climate change, Security, Peace and conflict, religious and Gender issues). Minister for Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development (MHTEISTD), Zimbabwe has proactively seen the need to enlarge the role of universities to include developing manpower with high level innovation and industrialization knowledge and skills for speedy national economic growth and development. The universities in Zimbabwe with Education 5.0 approach are currently expected not only to teach, research and do community service but also to innovate and industrialize. This will turn universities into Innovation and Industrialization Hubs. Science and technology education are vital tools for steering this kind of education.

There are evidence of rapid and massive transformation taking place in tertiary and higher education systems all over western and other developed world, supporting their industries and businesses, as can be seen in America, Canada, Germany, China, India, Japan and many others, but relatively nil in Africa nations and many other developing continents. Why is it that 90% of items in use in our communities, nations and continents are imported including teaching and learning resources in our universities? Why are experts coming from outside Africa to do the job of mining and harvesting minerals and agro resources for us? Why do we still export our crude resources and they come back to us as imported goods and services from western world? It is obvious that Africans are heavenly endowed in natural resources and persons with high level intelligent quotient/acumen. Why then the brain drain, as our best brain emigrate to western world doing exploits while our nations in our mother Africa remain poor, developing and less developed.

We are in the era of Knowledge, information and industrial-technology-based economy. The key factors driving this kind of economy is science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The common denominator of these factors is nothing but “science”.

The conference aims to:

  • Find out how BUSE and other Universities of Science Education can be empowered to use modern pedagogy and new technology tools to produce transformative, innovative and industrialized graduates.
  • Embrace emerging technology in processing products of tertiary, secondary and primary education as well as other organizations’ operations.
  • Build capacity in natural, social and economic dimensions of the society using sound science and technology education which is in line with UNESCO 2024 strategic objective 3
  • Promote credibility of tertiary education and conservation of heritage education in STEAM.
  • Enhance communication and information technology for wellness of communities.
  • Promote collaboration with Industry, Government and non- governmental organization partners as well as the universities to leverage research experts in solving real-world challenges and developing new products and services.
  • Capacitate needed human capital and best practice in mines and mineral resources education, and technology for promoting the industry and environmental sustainability.
  • Develop strategies of addressing some of the Africa challenges such as inadequate infrastructure, limited skilled personnel, inadequate mentorship, brain-drain, unstable power supplies, inadequate and epileptic funding, food insecurity and climate change impact.
  • Examine the on-going trends, paradigm-shifts, innovations, initiatives and reforms in the context of the wider challenges facing higher/tertiary education at the beginning of the 21st century.
  • Assess the impact of globalization, the growing role of knowledge in economic growth, and the information communication revolution on universities in terms of training needs, clientele, organizational structure, performance-assessment, modes of operation and governance.

Conference Specific Objectives

The delegates are expected to:

  • Analyze future-focused science and technology education curricula and explore innovative teaching and learning strategies that promote critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, innovation and skills needed for the 4th Industrial Revolution and beyond.
  • Interrogate and analyze science and technology education's potential for promoting sustainable development, innovation, and entrepreneurship in our nation and Africa continent.
  • Strategize educational leadership models for transformative change in science and technology education.
  • Create global collaborations among academia, industry, and government institutions for promoting knowledge-sharing and best practices towards equitable, inclusive science and technology education.
  • Examine the extent of integration of indigenous knowledge for enriching STREAM education.
  • Identify the role of educational management in science and technology education for future.
Conference Output
  1. Train at least150 conference participants
  2. Produce a Conference Proceedings document
  3. Produce a Special Issue Journal on Science and Technology Education
  4. Develop at least 10 Collaborative Networks & Initiatives (International, Regional, & Online)
  5. Train participants with at least 5 skills on mines & mineral resources industrial and business mind-set
Conference Outcomes
  1. Collaborations between and among academia, industry, research and government/policy-makers institutions that bridge the gap between theory and practice.
  2. Promotion of interdisciplinary learning to address complex global challenges
  3. Quality academics with right pegs in right holes
  4. Innovative and productive science and technology education programmes
  5. Positive policy influence in sponsoring capacity building in science and technology education
  6. Enhanced collaborative networks and initiatives
  7. Transformed and innovative teaching and learning strategies
  8. Employable, Self-employed, innovative and industrialized graduates
Conference Impact
  1. Redefined science and technology education for innovation, industrialization and global-commerce
  2. Manifestationof21stcenturyskillsinteachingandlearningofscienceandtechnologyeducationfor innovation, high productivity and global competitive labour market skill
  3. Available and quality Primary and Secondary school books and digital learning resources
  4. Innovative and industrialized society
  5. Improved national economy
  6. Enhanced national peace and security through improved communication networks
About BUSE:

Bindura University of Science Education opened its doors to its first students on 26 March 1996 as a college of science education with an intake of 125. This was in response to the Government’s desire to address the shortage of science teachers in the country.

Among the pioneering lecturing staff, were five lecturers from Cuba. This development coincided with, and was partly a consequence of the termination of the Zimbabwe-Cuba Science Teacher Training programme which had begun operating in the mid-1980s. The University Council then set up a Planning Committee, which was charged with the responsibility of transforming the college into a University within a period of not more than five years.

In February 2000, the government gazetted the Bindura University of Science Education Act, which conferred University status to the College. A University Council headed by Professor C. J. Chetsanga was appointed to run the affairs of the University with Professor C. E. M. Chikomba, who. had been the college’s substantive Pro-Vice Chancellor since 1997 becoming the Acting Vice-Chancellor.

Over the years the institution has grown and now boasts of five faculties, the Faculty of Science Education, the Faculty of Science Engineering, the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Science, the Faculty of Commerce and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

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Conference venue:

Management Training Bureau (MTB), Zimbabwe

Call for Paper:

We invite the submission of abstracts on original research, case studies, or theoretical explorations related to the conference subthemes.

Subthemes and Topics
  1. Curriculum & Pedagogy for the Future: Explores the design and implementation of curricula and teaching methodologies that prepare students for a rapidly evolving technological landscape.
  1. Artificial Intelligence in Education
  2. Curriculum for the Future classroom
  3. Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  4. Innovative Teaching Strategies
  5. Education in an Exponential Age
  6. New Media and Technologies in Science Education
  7. Science of Early Childhood Education
  1. Science, Technology, Sustainable Development, & Economic Growth: Examines how STEM education can be leveraged to achieve innovation, sustainable practices, and robust economic development.
  1. Science and Technology for Africa
  2. Science and Technology Education-Driven Innovation
  3. Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology Education
  4. Science Education and Technology for Africa Sustainability
  5. Sustainable Environment & Development
  1. Equity, Inclusion, and Collaboration in Science and Technology Education: Focuses on strategies to promote diversity, equity, and collaborative learning environments that ensure access to science and technology opportunities for all learners.
  1. Women in Science and Technology Education
  2. Indigenous Knowledge in STREAM
  3. Global Science and Technology Education Collaboration
  4. Equitable Science and Technology Education
  1. Leadership, Transformation, & the Future of Education: Explores best leadership and systemic change strategies to transforming education systems adaptation to global change.
  1. Building Resilient Education Systems
  2. TeacherRe-toolingandAdvancement
  3. Future Primary Education
  4. Future Secondary Education
  5. 21st Century Educational Leadership
  6. Science of Business Education
  7. Science Education Business Leadership
Important Dates:
Registration of Participants Opens 28th May 2024
Abstract submission deadline 20th April 2024
Early bird ($200) 15th May 2024
Notification of acceptance of Abstract 3rd June 2024
Deadline for Presenters to register 20th July 2024
Submission of Revised Papers by Authors 31th July 2024
Conference Dates 29th & 30th August 2024
Keynote Speakers:

To be Identified (Main Committee)

Conference Registration Details:
Categories Early Bird Reg. May 15 2024 Regular Registration Venue Registration
Physical presenter $200 $300 $400
Virtual presenter $150 $200 $300
Physical non-presenter $100 $150 $200
Virtual non-presenter $100 $120 $150
Students $50 $80 $120
Corporate organization presenter $1000 $1500 $2000
Exhibition stand standard $2000 $4000 $6000

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Sub-themes:

Curriculum for the Future Classroom
Innovative teaching and learning Strategies
Artificial Intelligence in Education
Teacher Re-tooling and Advancements
Education in an Exponential age
Science of Early Childhood Education
Science and Technology Education driven Innovation
Indigenous Knowledge in STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Writing, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Cultural Heritage)
Global Science Education Collaboration
Equitable Science Education
Digital Learning and Access in Science Education
Entrepreneurship in Science Education
Science Education and Technology for Africa Sustainability
Science of Business Education
Future Primary Education
Future Secondary Education
21st Century Educational Leadership
Mathematics and Software Education
Science Education Business Leadership