XI IOSTE Symposium
International Organisation for Science and Technology
Education was established
during the cold war to promote contact and dialogue
across political and ideological borders. A key
concern was that education in science and technology
(S&T) is a vital part of the general education of
the peoples of all countries. The vision is that
education in S&T should prepare the young to
become informed, critical and active citizens.
has a board with representation from all regions of
the world, and convenes international as well as
regional symposia. These symposia provides for
scholarly exchange, discussion and other initiatives.
The symposia gather researchers, policy makers,
teachers and others who are concerned about how
S&T can contribute to individual development as
well as to sustainable global development and
IOSTE is probably the only S&T education organisation that is truly international and not dominated by or located in any particular part of the world. The 10 IOSTE international Symposia up to now have been organised almost all parts of the world. Participation has been from about 100 different countries
There have been regional IOSTE
conferences in the former Eastern part Europe, but
this is the first time the international symposium is
arranged in this part of the world. With IOSTE XI
arranged in Poland, we expect an increased
participation from this part of the world.
Since the origin in the cold war (1979), much has changed, but the need for international dialogue and mutual understanding seem to be more important than ever.
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