Symposium: Education in Ceramics

Scope of the Symposium:
The Education in Ceramics Symposium will be an international forum for presentation and discussion of multidisciplinary themes concerned to theory and practice of teaching ceramics and related areas, from technical schools, undergraduate and graduate courses. It will be a great opportunity to discuss problems, challenges or initiatives and identifying solutions pertinent to ceramics education, that could benefit students, educators, and the public knowledge of ceramics, promoting development and innovation in the ceramics courses. This Symposium could improve the discussion about learning strategies, critical thinking, values and citizenship, objectives implicit in education towards sustainable development, as the slogan of ICC7 is “ Ceramizing the Future for a Sustainable Society”.

Abstracts on the following subjects may be submitted:


• Promoting multi-disciplinary initiatives in education in ceramics - impact on curriculum, curriculum development
• Distance learning: methods, technologies and assessment
• Innovative uses of technology in the classroom, open and online education
• Student recruitment and retention methods, attractiveness of ceramics education
• Team projects, case studies and researches challenges (undergraduate or graduate experiences)
• Preparing graduates for industry
• Partnerships with industry and government, university-business cooperation
• STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) initiatives
• Evaluation strategies (professors and students)
• Transition to graduate studies, recruiting methods to attract graduate students
• Sustainability, environmental and ceramics education
• Skills and ceramics education
• Continuing ceramics education and lifelong learning
• Skills for integrating issues of sustainability into ceramics subjects and classroom topics

Symposium Organizers:

  • Chairman: Dr. Renata Ayres Rocha
    • E-mail: renata.ayres@ufabc.edu.br

Tentative list of invited speakers:

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