** Important Announcements **

  The submission date of the Teachers' Forum is extended to 1 Mar 2021.
  Registration fees for K-12 teachers are waived. See the registration page for more information.
  Pre-conference webinar by Prof Hal Abelson on 20th Feb 2021. Registration for the webinar will close on 16th Feb 2021.
  Submission for long and short papers are closed. We are still accepting posters till 15th Feb 2021.

About CTE-STEM 2021

The 5th APSCE International Conference on Computational Thinking and STEM Education 2021 (CTE-STEM 2021) is organized by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE). CTE-STEM 2021 is hosted by the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NIE/NTU). This conference continues from the success of the previous four international Computational Thinking conferences organised by the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) and JC@Coolthink in Hong Kong. In addition to Computational Thinking, we will be expanding the conference to invite STEM researchers and practitioners to share their findings, processes and outcomes in the context of computing education or computational thinking.

CTE-STEM 2021 will be a forum for worldwide sharing of ideas as well as dissemination of findings and outcomes on the implementation of computational thinking and STEM development. The conference will comprise keynote speeches, invited speeches, panel discussions, workshops and paper presentations. All accepted papers will be published in ISSN-coded proceedings.

A teacher forum will be organised for teaching practitioners to share their practices in teaching Computational Thinking, Computing and STEM in the classroom. We believe bringing all these would create enriching experiences for educators and researchers to share, learn and innovate approaches to learning through Computational Thinking and STEM education. This year, teachers can participate in Lightning Talks to share ideas about teaching and learning CT.


Computational Thinking and STEM Education


  • Computational Thinking & Coding Education in K-12
  • Computational Thinking & Unplugged Activities in K-12
  • Computational Thinking & Subject Learning & Teaching in K-12
  • Computational Thinking & Teacher Development
  • Computational Thinking & IoT
  • Computational Thinking & STEM/STEAM Education
  • Computational Thinking & Data Science
  • Computational Thinking & Artificial Intelligence Education
  • Computational Thinking Development in Higher Education
  • Computational Thinking & Special Education Needs
  • Computational Thinking & Evaluation
  • Computational Thinking & Non-formal Learning
  • Computational Thinking & Psychological Studies
  • Computational Thinking in Educational Policy
  • STEM Learning in the Classroom
  • STEM Activities in informal contexts
  • STEM Education policies
  • STEM pedagogies and curriculum
  • STEM teacher education and professional development
*All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least two International Programme Committee (IPC) Members and the Co-Chairs.