Some of the highlights of CONASTA 71 sessions focus on the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education. Attendees can engage with thought leaders and experts who will share their insights and practical applications of AI in science education.

A few notable sessions on AI include:

AI and Science Education: Hype or Helpful?
Michael Rosenbrock from Michael Rosenbrock Education will delve into the essentials of AI usage in science classrooms, uncovering practical applications and navigating ethical considerations.

Artificial Intelligence: Both an Enemy and a Friend – Integrating the ‘Next Big Thing’ into a Contemporary Science Classroom
Michael Hayes from Peninsula Grammar School will explore the multifaceted role of AI in the classroom, addressing concerns from plagiarism detection to fostering a growth mindset.

AI in Education
Rosa Zwier & Emilie Nachtigall from Museums Victoria will discuss the integration of generative AI, its practical implications, and ethical considerations in science education.

Understanding and Applying Collaborative AI in the Classroom: Moving from FEAR to FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)
Raj Burli from CSIRO will share strategies for integrating AI tools into teaching practices and fostering collaborative learning environments.

Utilising Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Media to Enhance Chemistry Education: A Case Study from RMIT Foundation Studies.
Sawsan Freij & Joanne Bradley from RMIT University will explore innovative approaches to chemistry education using AI and interactive media.

CONASTA 71 has a comprehensive program featuring over 150 talks and workshops under the main theme “Perspectives: Science Educators Shaping Tomorrow”. This year, CONASTA 71 encompasses a broad spectrum of sub-themes, such as Indigenous Perspectives, Sustainability, Climate Education, Teaching Science in the Future, Critical and Creative Thinking, Education for All, and Interdisciplinary approaches.

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CONASTA 71 offers an opportunity and platform for educators, researchers, and industry partners to exchange ideas, discover new teaching methodologies, and network with peers nationwide. By attending, participants will gain valuable insights into the future of science education and the multifaceted factors in shaping this landscape.

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🗓️ Date: 7-11 July, 2024

📍 Location: University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria.

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