Dr. Cowin at GSENN 2022 on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: A Multidisciplinary Teaching Frontier

GSENN2022 aims to bring together the renowned researchers, scientists and scholars to exchange ideas, to present sophisticated research works and to discuss hot topics in the field and share their experiences on all aspects of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials.

The GSENN2022,a 3 day event, gathered the key players of the Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials community and related sectors. This event was launched with the aim to become an established event, attracting global participants, intent on sharing, exchanging and exploring new avenues of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials, Catalysis and Surface Process, Smart Graphene Materials, Nanoparticle enhanced spectroscopy, Nanotechnology Risk & Safety, Nanoscale structures for solar energy.

Abstract:

As part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the multi-disciplinary fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology hold the promise to profoundly change the way humanity lives, works and relates to one another.  Nanoscience education, a multidisciplinary field, integrates diverse subjects such as surface science, electronics, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, medicine, energy storage, engineering, microfabrication, molecular engineering, and more.  Molecular sciences are poised to become a gateway to the future, promising advances from medical diagnostics to climate change. While there are nanoscience research centers such as the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Networks, Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs), National Nanomanufacturing Networks, few educational programs exist locally and globally spanning across the full spectrum of educational levels from K–12 to postgraduate studies. Corporations, educational institutions, and education ministries alike are exploring frameworks and technological tools to facilitate STEM learning in schools and beyond. App innovation and gamification, digital literacy, VR and AR, SDP, and collaborative learning are leading educational trends in the 4IR. One characteristic that these new learning technologies share is that by enabling real-time behavior modification, knowledge transfer and learning can occur simultaneously. “The AI challenge is not just about educating more AI and computer experts, although that is important. It is also about building skills that AI cannot emulate. These are essential human skills such as teamwork, leadership, listening, staying positive, dealing with people and managing crises and conflict” [Owen, 2017: para. 2]. The US Department of Education’s mission statement focuses on promoting “student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access” [US Department of Education, 2021].

Nanoscience and nanotechnology will change interpreting the world and reshape educational philosophies while altering the pedagogies that underlie them.  Economic growth, the durability of society, and sustainability for the 21st century and beyond need to be supported through a system of education that can anticipate societal and global changes.  Therefore, it will be necessary to transform the modes of delivery which are part of the operations of educational institutions worldwide. Looking forward, corporations, educational institutions, and countries must extend the scope of their collective educational ambitions beyond classic declarative learner knowledge to the nurturing of the complex and creative processes of learners, coupled with digital literacy in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

This presentation focuses on cross-curricular learning models, virtual and augmented reality labs, professional teacher development, and free educational resources aimed at promoting student awareness of nanoscience and nanotechnology as well as provide advanced learning and skills development.

Keywords: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, educational transformation, pedagogical frameworks, 21st-century education, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Augment and Virtual reality Labs

References

Dr. Cowin invited as Keynote Speaker on the topic ” Metaverses, Transdisciplinary Pedagogy and Nanoscience in Education” at InovSciTech’s 4th Global Webinar on Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (WEBAS-2022)

JUNE 11-12, 2022 as an online event.

WEBAS-2022 will focus on the theme: Contemporary Challenges and Practical solutions in Applied Science, Engineering and Technology. The online conference aims to bring together leading scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology.

The online conference provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for eminent scientists, researchers, educators, students, and professionals in related fields to present and discuss current trends, challenges, and solutions in these fields. It further aims to create a global platform for researchers, scientists, engineers, and industrial experts in the field of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology to exchange and share their experiences, ideas, and research results on different aspects of Applied Science, Engineering, and Technology.




Emerging Technologies in Language Learning and Teaching: Diversity, Criticality and Multimodality, The VirtuaTell Spring 2022 Conference, May 14th, 2022

Thank you to the conference team Amany AlKhayat – conference chair, Farah Akbar – conference co-chair, Ali Safivand – conference co-chair, Dr. Jasmin Cowin conference co-chair for helping to plan, organize and execute The VirtuaTell Spring 2022 Conference to be held virtually on May 14th, 2022.

The goal of our conference is to provide TESOL professionals with an opportunity to showcase their student-centered approach with a focus on promoting and nurturing student engagement in their classroom and beyond.

VirtuaTell Spring 2022 Conference

A one-day conference of talks, activities, and workshops. Conference Theme – Emerging Technologies in Language Learning and Teaching: Diversity, Criticality and Multimodality. This theme reflects current trends and approaches in second language learning and teaching Through inclusive, self-reflexive and multimodal practices embedded in our research and our teaching. This theme invites a broad consideration of related issues, including (but not limited to) the following: Metaverses, Smart CALL, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, language assessment and learner’s data, Natural Language Processing, Mobile Learning, Intelligent Tutors, games and language learning, gamification, Adaptive Learning algorithms.


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