ACSME 2023 – wrap up

Acsme 2023

ACSME 2023, the first ever ACSME conference held in Tasmania, was a great success! Over 160 participants from across Australia and international, participated in this hybrid conference. While most participated in person, we had excellent integration of online presentations and questions throughout all sessions.

The theme, “The changing climate of science education”, was interpreted broadly from talks on developing climate literacy to the challenges for education in the world of AI and the integration of Indigenous knowledge systems into the curriculum. Sharing these challenges and discussing potential solutions was an important aspect of the conference, both through presentations and informal discussions.

For those who attended the conference dinner it was a genuine Tasmanian experience, taking place at an apple orchard with everyone advised of the dress code of “Tassie tuxedo” and being greeted with hot spiced apple cider.

Discipline day followed with the morning workshops covering careers and employability, development of rubrics, automated feedback systems and improving the relevance of laboratory work.  In the afternoon this was followed by meetings for the discipline networks for discussions on topics of current interest: Chemistry Discipline Network; Bioscience Education Australia Network and the Mathematics Discipline Network/FYiMaths.

The ACSME 2023 conference proceedings are available online.