EDUCON2021 21–23 April, 2021, Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace  Hotel, Vienna, Austria

EDUCON2021 21–23 April, 2021, Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace  Hotel, Vienna, Austria

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Overview

More than two millenniums ago, Aristotle wrote in the Nicomachean Ethics the following: ‘for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them’ (350 BC). Based on that principle, Experiential Learning appeared formally in education in the mid-nineteenth century. The idea was to rethink education, so that teachers do not simply present students with abstract concepts, as a one-way flow of passive information. Experiential Learning was rather an immersive method of instruction, where knowledge was accumulated through experience and application.

Years later, the effort of Higher Education Institutions is still focused on closing the gap between theory and practice. By the time they graduate, students are expected to have accumulated academic knowledge, which comprises technical as well as occupational skills. Dynamic learning stems by students’ opportunities to practice in authentic, real-life job situations, either on campus or in organizations. Internships, industry-driven courses, field placements, research and service-learning projects can all be part of experiential learning.

In this special session, we invite you to rethink the process of experiential learning for students in the field of technology. We invite a discussion on novel pedagogical approaches, methods and applications useful in experiential learning practices while promoting 21st century skills.

Topics of Interest

The session aims to attract research papers and case studies on novel methods and applications related to Experiential learning pedagogies. We invite researchers, developers and practitioners from various fields, including but not limited to engineering, technology, computer science, information systems, communication, business, working on the following areas:

  • Pedagogical Frameworks
  • Experiential Learning in Engineering Education
  • Student Internships
  • Student Placements
  • 21st century skills
  • Student Engagement
  • Case-based Learning
  • Inquiry-based Learning
  • Project-based Learning
  • Discovery-based Learning
  • Computer Simulations
  • Game Based Learning
  • Open and Distance Learning

Program Committee

Chair

  • Professor Despo Ktoridou (Chair), University of Nicosia, Cyprus, Ktoridou.d@unic.ac.cy
  • Dr. Leonidas Efthymiou (Co-Chair), University of Nicosia, Cyprus, efthymiou.l@unic.ac.cy>

Members

  • Prof. Chi-Hua Chen, Fuzhou University, China
  • Dr. Mohammed ElAbd, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait
  • Prof. Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Prof. Mateu Sbert, University of Girona, Spain
  • Dr. Epaminondas Epaminonda, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Dr. Nikleia Eteokleous, Frederick University, Cyprus
  • Dr Elli Doukanari, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Dr Alex Zarifis, Loughborough University
  • Dr Marilena Antoniadou, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Dr. Charalambos Christou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Dr. Andreas Savva, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Dr. Vasso Stylianou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Important Dates

15 Oct 2020EXTENDED
Abstract submission, Proposals for Special Sessions, Panels and Workshops
26 Oct 2020Invitation to submit complete papers
07 Dec 2020Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference)
Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions, Work In Progress and Student Poster (no abstracts)
13 Jan 2021Notification of Acceptance,
Author Registration open
17 Feb 2021Author/Early Bird registration,
Camera-ready submission for all submission types
20 Apr 2021Pre-conference Workshops
21 Apr 2021Conference Opening

Submission

Please find instructions here: http://www.educon-conference.org/current/paper_preparation.php.

Important Dates

15 Oct 2020EXTENDED
Abstract submission, Proposals for Special Sessions, Panels and Workshops
26 Oct 2020Invitation to submit complete papers
07 Dec 2020Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference)
Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions, Work In Progress and Student Poster (no abstracts)
13 Jan 2021Notification of Acceptance,
Author Registration open
17 Feb 2021Author/Early Bird registration,
Camera-ready submission for all submission types
20 Apr 2021Pre-conference Workshops
21 Apr 2021Conference Opening

Contact

EDUCON Clearing house
info@educon-conference.org

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