3rd NICE Symposium



The 3rd NICE symposium was held successfully


in Tokyo, Japan


on July 29-30, 2009.










     The purpose of NICE symposium is promoting the communication between inter-Asian      chemistry educators, exchanging the chemistry teaching strategies and materials in      

     different countries, as well as sharing the fruitful results.


 Date: July 29, 30, 2009



              SymposiumTokyo Gakugei Univeristy

                                (4-1-1 Nukuikita-machi Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-8501, JAPAN)

              Banquet: Palace Hotel TACHIKAWA

 Topics (Tentative):

-Students' conceptions and conceptual change

-Instructional strategies,  Use of audio-visual instruments in classes

-Chemistry in daily life,  Attitude toward chemistry

-Lab activities , Sharing / exhibiting of products of science fairs 

-Representation of textbooks

-Chemistry for excellence,  Preparation for International Chemistry Olympiad



* Plenary lectures

* Oral presentations

* Poster presentations

* Demonstrations and Workshops

* Exhibition of media, textbooks and experiment equipment

* Sharing / exhibiting of products of science fairs

          * Mini-symposium on Chemistry Olympiad



      The conference welcomes in-service teachers, professors, researchers,       graduate/undergraduate students who have a mind to promote chemistry education.

 Time Table:


    July 29: AM  Opening ceremony, Plenary lectures, Oral presentations

               PM  Demonstrations and Workshops, Poster presentations

   July 30: AM  Oral presentations

              PM  Demonstrations and Workshops, Poster presentations, Closing ceremony

   July 31: Excursion (Tour to Hakone)


 Important Dates (Deadline)

            : Abstract Submission: 30, June 2009

            : Early registration: 31, May 2009

            : Registration: 28, July 2009

            : Proceedings (Optional): 29, July 2009



  - Organized by Japan Committee of Chemistry Olympiad as a pre-event of 42nd IChO 2010

  - Co-organized by Tokyo Gakugei University

  - Supported by the Council of Chemical Education in the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ)

  - Chairperson of NICE2009 : Prof. Masahiro Kamata (Japan)
  - Co-Chairpersons of NICE2009 : Prof. Masato M. Ito (Japan)

                                               Prof. Mei-Hung Chiu (Taiwan)
                                               Prof. Choon H. Do (Korea)


 Executive committee

   Chairperson : Prof. Tadashi Hasegawa (Vice-president of Tokyo Gakugei Univ., Japan)

   Co-chairperson: Prof. Haruo Ogawa (Tokyo Gakugei Univ., Japan)

     Akira Saito (Tokyo Gakugei Univ., Japan)

     Yutaka Maeda (Tokyo Gakugei Univ., Japan)

     Yuusuke Yoshinaga (Tokyo Gakugei Univ., Japan)

     Nobutoshi Yoshihara (Tokyo Gakugei Univ., Japan)

     Tomomi Kosaka (Tokyo Gakugei Univ., Japan)

     Akira Ikuo (Tokyo Gakugei Univ., Japan)

     Masayuki Inoue (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)

     Shigeki Hiramatsu (Keio Shonan Fujisawa Junior & Senior High School, Japan)

     Eiji Iwatoh (Tokyo Gakugei Univ. Senior High School, Japan)

     Shiho Kamiya (Senzoku Gakuen Junior and Senior High School, Japan)

     Shozo Koshino (Nara Women's University Secondary School, Japan)

     Toshihisa Ono (Tokyo Metropolitan Takashima Senior High School, Japan)

     Tomomi Samejima (Tokyo Gakugei Univ. International Secondary School, Japan)

     Yoshiyasu Tanaka (Tokyo Metropolitan Komaba Senior High School, Japan)

     Takanobu Tanikawa (Tama University Meguro Junior and Senior High School, Japan)


 Advisory committee:

  Chairperson: Masaki Karayama (Tokyo Jogakkan Middle&High School, Japan)


 Kan-Nan ChenгиVice President (Academic), College of Sciences, Tamkang University, Taiwan)

 Ching-Cheng Chou (General Education Center, HungKuang University, Taiwan)

 Jing-Wen Lin (Taipie Municipal University of Education, Taiwan)

 Li-Yu Fu (Center for Teacher Education, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

 Shyan-Jer Lee (National Pingtung University of Education,Taiwan)

 Hee-Kwon CHAE (Seoul National University, Korea)

 Byung-Soon CHOI (Korea National University of Education, Korea)

 Nak Han Jang (Kongju National University, Korea)

 Nobuyoshi Koga (Hiroshima Univ., Japan)

 Shigeru Machida (Tokyo National College of Technology, Japan)

 Yoichi Yamada (Utsunomiya Univ., Japan)

 Natsuko Kanzaki (Waseda Univ., Japan)

 Akiko Utagawa( Tama Univ. Hijirigaoka Junior and Senior High School, Japan)



  Web Page of NICE  http://www.chemistryeducator.org/nice-index.htm

  2nd NICE Symposium http://science.gise.ntnu.edu.tw/nice2007/index.htm

  International Chemistry Olympic 2010  http://icho.csj.jp/index.html

  Japanese booklet for NICE2009 PDF


 Contact 3rd NICE: nice2009@u-gakugei.ac.jp


 more at: http://www.u-gakugei.ac.jp/~nice2009/index.html

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