Conference Info


Announcing the 29th Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

To be hosted by SAARMSTE Lesotho Chapter in collaboration with National University of Lesotho (NUL) and Lseotho College of Education (LCE)

Venue: Maseru, Lesotho

Date of Conference:  January 2021

Followed by a Conference Writing Clinic: January 2021 


2021 Conference Theme:

Positioning and Disrupting STEM in the Development Agenda in Southern Africa


1st Announcement and Call for Papers will be available April 2020.  It will include information on

  • Names and members of the LOC for 2021
  • Motivation for Conference Theme
  • Programme presentations including Plenay Sessions, and Peer reviewed paper presentations
  • Important dates and deadlines

 2nd Announcement will be available July/August 2020 It will include information on:

  • Important dates to diarise
  • Programme presentations in brief.  (Further details will be found in the 1st Announcement)
  • Post-Conference writing clinic
  • Registration details
  • Conference financial support
  • SAARMSTE awards
  • Conference accommodation and more

Post Conference Writing Clinic

The purpose of the Writing Clinic is to develop one's own personal paper, not to collect tips for authors.

Applications - only once paper submissions have been accepted and authors notified accordingly.

Objectives of the Saarmste Conference

Among the aims of SAARMSTE, according to its consitution are:

  • To encourage a sense of community among researchers in MSTE
  • To promote research to improve and develop MSTE programmes in response to current and future needs
  • To organise annual conferences at which the results of MSTE research should be presented



Conference 2020 Documents - to follow

The following 2020 documents may be downloaded for the period 21st February to 30th April 2020, after which these and previous books of Proceedings and of Abstracts are available to SAARMSTE members under Archives.   Kindly note these are large files and therefore take some time to download. They are:

2020 Book of Proceedings (Long Papers)

2020 Conference Programme

2020 Book of Symposia, Short Papers, Snapshots and Posters - This is no longer available as a printed hard copy, but is available in electonric format.