5th International Conference on Hands-on Science

In the footsteps of the successful previous conferences HSCI’2004 in Ljubljana and HSCI’2005 in CreteHSCI’2006 at the University of Minho in Braga, and HSCI'2007 at the University of Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, attended by over 800 participants from 45 countries on 5 continents, with nearly five hundred different interesting and meaningful presentations, the 2008 Conference will again provide an ideal opportunity for presentation and open friendly discussion of all kinds of ideas experiences and works related to Science Education.

For the first time the annual conference of the International Association Hands-on Science Network will take place outside the European Union. In Brazil very interesting pedagogical experiences were developed along the years. The open friendly spirit and enthusiasm of Brazilian teachers and educators, and the welcome environment of Brazil' "nordeste", guarantee the ideal conditions for an excellent profitable an enjoyable time for all participants.

Open to  contributions in all relevant subjects we will focus this year "Formal and Informal Science Education".


The general aim of the Conference is to promote an open broad open and friendly exchange of experiences on good practices, syllabus and policy matters, social factors and the learning of science, and all other issues related to Science Education and its development…

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