2024 CASTeL 10th Science and Maths Education Conference

13-14 June 2024

“Beyond Boundaries – Future-proofing Science and Maths Education”

Submit a Proposal

Submission Requirements

All abstracts should be submitted via our online abstract submission system. The system will close for submission of initial abstract proposals on 19th February 2024 at 12.00pm.

Presentation Formats


Papers will have 15 minutes for their presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A. Papers are welcomed on research or practice. They should give enough detail for the conference delegates to get a clear understanding of your presentation. Research abstracts should include background, methods and key findings. Accounts of practice should include critical and reflective components.

Accepted submissions under the papers category will have the option of submitting a full paper for publication in the final conference proceedings. 

Lightning talks

Presentations comprise videos of seven minutes in length that are prerecorded and submitted in advance of the conference. This format may be suitable for research in the planning stages, research in progress or for sharing methodological/conceptual approaches. Videos will be timetabled for presentation during the conference and archived on the conference website.


Posters will be exhibited during the conference programme and online on the website following the conference. Posters should be A0 (118.9 cm x 84.1 cm).


A symposium consists of three papers submitted together under a common theme. A symposium must have a named convener and each paper is 20 minutes comprising 15 minutes per paper and 5 for questions. 

Proposals are welcomed, on a range of topics, including but not limited to:

Development of core disciplinary skills in Mathematics, Chemistry, Technology, Biology, Physics

Student wellbeing and its effects in STEM education

Professional development and education for STEM teachers and educators

Digital technologies in STEM education: Unplugged to online (and back again)

How STEM education research can inform policy

Partnering with parents, teachers and schools in STEM education research ecosystems

Promotion of STEM careers and lifepaths to underrepresented groups

Outdoor learning and ecopedagogies for “rewilding STEM”

Innovative and effective STEM pedagogies

Integrated STEM as a site of transversal skills

Making STEM more inclusive

STEM education industry engagements: rewards and risks

Open Science and STEM Education

Integrating the Arts, Humanities and playful and creative approaches into STE(A)M

Learner Identity and self-efficacy