Call for new contributions is now open until January 29th 2021

Authors of accepted proposals for the postponed NFSUN 2020 symposium has now confimed their participation in the NFSUN 2021 symposium. We invite to submission of a small number of new proposals, papers and posters. We encourage especially proposals frem new authors who have not already confirmed presentation of a paper for the NFSUN 2021 symposium. 

All accepted proposals for NFSUN2020 will not need to go through a new review, you will however have the chance to update your accepted proposal for NFSUN2021. You can of course choose to redraw your (accepted) proposals, so we expect there will be a minor additional round of reviews with new contributions primo 2021.

Paper presentation

  • A paper presentation is scheduled for 30 minutes: 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Proposals should be between 1000 and 1500 words (maximum 1500 incl. References) + an abstract (in English) of 150-200 words.

Poster presentation

  • A poster session is scheduled on June 1st 10:15-11:00. Proposals should be between 1000 and 1500 words (maximum 1500 incl. References) + an abstract (in English) of 150-200 words.


  • A symposium consists of 3 related contributions + an introduction, submitted together as one proposal of maximum 2500 words (incl. References) + abstract (in english) of 150-200 words.
  • The symposium organizers should also invite a discussant.
  • Symposias are scheduled on June 2nd 10:15-12:15.



  1. Science curriculum, policy, development and evaluation
  2. Student learning and assessment in science
  3. Inquiry-based -, design-based learning and engineering approaches
  4. STEM, interdisciplinary approaches and technology education
  5. Teaching and learning with ICT         
  6. Cultural, social and gender issues in science education
  7. Socio-scientific issues, scientific literacy and argumentation
  8. Sustainability and environmental education
  9. The nature of science and the history and philosophy of science
  10. Teacher education and professional development
  11. Science education outside school
  12. Affective aspects of teaching and learning science (self efficacy, interest and motivation)
  13. Early years (kindergarten) and primary science education


Template and submission

All proposals must use the NFSUN 2021 template. The template contains guidelines.


When submitting, have two documents ready.

  • Abstract separate. Name this “First author_abstract.docx”, e.g. “Martin_Sillasen_abstract.docx”
  • Proposal with abstract. Name this “First author_proposal.docx”, e.g. “Martin_Sillasen_proposal.docx”

If you plan to submit multiple proposals with same first author, you have to submit each proposal separately. The second abstract and proposal are then named as e.g. “Martin_Sillasen2_abstract.docx” and “Martin_Sillasen2_proposal.docx” etc.

Link for upload for Paper, Poster and Symposium




An electronic conference proceeding will be published after the conference. Contributions should not exceed 3000 words. Deadline: August 30th, 2021. Contributions will be peer-reviewed, and authors of a selection of the best contributions will be invited to extend their contribution (5000-8000 words) for publication in the journal Nordic Studies in Science Education, NorDiNa.