EpiSTEME 6 is sixth in the series of biennial EpiSTEME conferences, which review research in science, technology and mathematics education. EpiSTEME 6 is organized by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, and the Inter-Disciplinary program in Educational Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India.
EpiSTEME focuses on three central research strands: Historical, Philosophical and Socio-cultural studies, Cognitive and Affective Studies, and Curriculum and Pedagogical Studies. This year’s conference has an additional focus theme – the rapidly emerging field of novel computational media, and the way they are contributing to science learning.
The conference consists of review talks by invited speakers, paper and poster presentations, pre and post conference workshops, and a panel discussion. We received 84 paper submissions, of which 26 papers (31%) were accepted for oral presentation, and a further 29 papers (34%) were accepted for poster presentation.