- Conference Theme
- Keynote Speakers
- Call for Papers
- Important Dates
"Challenge into New Normal"
October 23, 2020
the International Society for the Advancement of STEAM
ICAS Fall 2020 has its main theme 'Challenge into New Normal' in that the uncertainty of COVID-19 strongly encourages us to consider the necessity of changing educational practices and systems. Now is the time to prepare for educational innovation for Post-COVID, tracing the core of education. Increasing online educational courses has brought out the problems of prior educational system, teacher-centered instruction. This conference has the international platform to discuss various ideas regarding the theme, with educational practices and academic perspectives. It also aims to suggest how to reform education to raise competent students leading the 4th industrial revolution in the era of Post-COVID.
In general, experts expect that we cannot remove COVID-19, rather will persistently live with the virus, like influenza, in our all life. Based on those concerns, the discussions of 'New Normal' have been ongoing in all areas for now. The term means that abnormal things or phenomena in the past are currently recognized as the normal. For example, wearing masks, telecommuting, web-conferences, and remote medical consults that we could not regard as natural before COVID-19 become necessary after COVID-19. In education, the discussion of New Normal is also underway with the expansion of online classes, urging the role of teachers to be transformed from the transmitter to the facilitator of knowledge, which prioritizes coaching to teaching. Stressing the feature of constructive and recreative knowledge, the teacher's role as a facilitator will be in conjunction with the refashioned status of students as not passive but active agents. Therefore, educational New Normal could take us into the sphere of more personalized learning for all students, for instance, in the way of employing artificial intelligence learning or machine learning. However, this educational New Normal should not be regarded only as a recent issue, because student-centered education is no other than the core of education. Ultimately, the innovative educational model in the New Normal era can be accepted not as the appearance of the unfamiliar educational practice but the recovery of the nature of education.
The New Normal era may provide a valuable opportunity for a movement that involves ‘stretching’ ourselves towards the many minutes of silence we cannot hear in the existing education. Of course, there are concerns that online courses, one example of the New Normal Era, would widen educational inequalities and increase the existing achievement gap. We will also touch upon the concerns.
Opening Session Opening address Seoung-Hey Paik
Chairman, International Society for the Advancement of STEAM
Congratulatory address Jong-woo Kim
President of Korea National University of Education
Welcoming address Chungwon Cho
Chairperson, Foundation for the Advancement of STEAM, Korea
Opening Ceremony Haneul-sori
Closing Session Closing Ceremony Rocky Byun
Closing Address Hogul Park
Vice-Chair / 4D Mathematical Science Creativity Research Institute, Korea
Who will join us?
A Student, teacher, researcher, professor, entrepreneur who has a membership in ISAS. To become a member of ISAS, Please sign up in our website Detail (Click)
Participation as… :
Oral presenter, workshop presenter, poster presenter, audience, etc. To participate in ICAS, Please submit your paper or poster and pay a participation fee.Detail (Click)
ICAS 2020 will be held online:
According to the international environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online Link information will be announced on our website.
Important Steps Deadline* Abstract Submission Deadline (Paper/Poster) September 21/ 2020 Acceptance/Revision Announcement September 28/ 2020 Final Abstract Submission Deadline October 7/ 2020 Pre-recorded Video
(For only those involved)
October 7/ 2020 Proceedings Release October 16/ 2020
Please submit your paper or poster to our website [Submission] no later than September 21.
You can download the required format on our Website [Instruction for Authors]. Choose the right format for your participating session. If the ICAS Paper template is not followed as is, you will be asked for revisions.
Detailed information for the live/ pre-recorded/ poster presenters will be provided on [Call for Paper].