The 2023 RACI Chemical Education Division Symposium aims to bring together the diverse community representing chemistry educators (engaged in research and practice) who teach in tertiary and secondary contexts in Australia. We welcome members in secondary education and of international communities to join us and share their work.
The symposium is typically scheduled in years between major RACI meetings, including meetings such as National Congress. The symposium will be presented in-person, with an online option for invited talks.
Dates and Times
9:00a Monday 3 July to 3:30pm Tuesday 4 July 2023
Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus), Queensland
The 2023 symposium has an overarching theme: Rethinking our classrooms to promote engagement.
This broad theme enables the community to identify the more specific topics that the meeting will address therefore there will not be formal themes for the meeting.
International Keynote: Professor Marilyne Stains,University of Virginia
National Keynote: Dr Angela Ziebell, Deakin University
We are planning that the following papers will be included.
12-minute presentation and 3 minutes of questions:
Describing examples of interventions, strategies and/or evidence of student learning in chemistry (we welcome the new #betterposter format that
is gaining popularity internationally). Posters must be prepared in LANDSCAPE format.
Short Oral Presentations
5-minute 'elevator pitch' to talk about 'Where to Next?", i.e. present whatever ideas you have that you think people need to start talking about!
Call for Abstracts - close midnight Wednesday 31 May
The deadline for abstract submission is midnight Wednesday 31 May 2023.
Student Bursary Applications - close midnight Wednesday 31 May
Click here to download more information.
Note: that you will need to log into (or register for) the RACI website (upper right-hand corner of the page) to see the registration options.
Registration will close on midnight on 28 June 2023.
If you are unable to attend in person - please register to join (via Zoom) for the two keynote speaker presentations only - no charge.
The symposium will commence at 9:00am on Monday and conclude at 3:30pm on Tuesday.
Suggestions for Travel and Accommodation
There are many hotels in Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise that are accessible by public transport from either Coolangatta or Brisbane airports. From Coolangatta airport, you can catch a bus to Broadbeach. The tram (Gold Coast Light Rail) runs from Broadbeach South through Surfers Paradise to Griffith University and on to Helensvale.
All questions about submissions should be emailed to Reyne Pullen ([email protected]) or Andrew Pearson ([email protected]).