2019 International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Teaching and Learning

From June 28th to June 30th, 2019, the International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Teaching and Learning (ICMSTTL 2019) was held in Central Queensland University Australia - Sydney Campus, Australia. The conference was hosted by the University of Central Queensland, the University of New South Wales, the University of Technology Sydney and Tsinghua University in Taiwan. The conference papers will be included in the ACM digital library and indexed by EI Compendex and Scopus. The ISBN is 978-1-4503-7167-4. The theme is "Learning and Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology in the Digital Age: Eyes on the Stars; Feet on the Ground"

The conference attracted experts and scholars including higher education and basic education in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, China, the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, etc., and other experts and scholars to discuss the promotion of crossover, discipline, high-tech, and multiple levels of deep integration.

Also, the University of Central Queensland has arranged the "welcome to country" to all the participants at the begining of the event, which is a ritual performed at many events held in Australia, intended to highlight the cultural significance of the surrounding area to a particular Aboriginal clan or language group. The welcome must be performed by a recognised elder of the group. Welcomes to country are sometimes accompanied by traditional smoking ceremonies, music or dance.

The Associate Vice Chancellor, Associate Vice Chancellor, CQU NSW Region, Mr. Shehan Thampapilla welcomed all the participants and delivered the opening remarks on behalf of all the conference committee.

Note: ICMSTTL 2019 conference proceedings has been included into ACM digital library.

Group Photo

Keynote Speaker, Plenary Speaker and Conference Chair Group Photo

The Associate Vice Chancellor, Associate Vice Chancellor, CQU NSW Region, Mr. Shehan Thampapilla delivered the opening remarks. He introduced Sydney to all the participants, such as it's food, attractions, etc.

Prof. Shelley Dole from Head of School of Education, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia delivered the keynote speech on "Teaching to promote connections in Mathematics and Science learning – the case for proportional reasoning". This presentation reports on various research projects, undertaken in collaboration with teachers and their students, where the focus has been on teaching to enhance student learning of mathematics and science, through the promotion of proportional reasoning.

Assoc. Prof. Mary Coupland from University of Technology Sydney, Australia delivered the keynote speech on "The M in STEM – not always last!" During her speech, she described the outputs and the reception of the UTS led Maths Inside project, funded by the Australian Government for $1.9 million as part of the Australian Maths and Science Partnership Program.

Prof. Chris Tisdell from University of New South Wales, Australia discussed his personal journey into digital equation over the past 11 years with various examples and cases. The presentation also draws some key findings on what has worked and what hasn't. The reflections are not only about what we have learnt from this journey by far, but also about what we can do for the best in the future.

Professor Steven T. Moore from Central Queensland University  made the on-site connection to the Neos Multiverse platform to demonstrate how to use VR for programming.

Prof. Wernhuar Tarng from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan and Dr. Lily Li from Central Queensland University Australia, Australia delivered the plenary speech at ICMSTTL 2019.

Communications between participants and keynote speakers

Dr. Tang Meng, a member of the New Oriental Academic Lecturer Group and the New Oriental International Bilingual School, gave a conference report on “Blended Learning for Bilingual Math, Science and Technology Teachers’ Professional Development in China”, which has been awarded with "Excellent Presentation". Congratulations!

Some authors were awared with the certificates of presentation by the Associate Vice Chancellor, Associate Vice Chancellor, CQU NSW Region, Mr. Shehan Thampapilla.