ESERA 2023 Summer School

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Election of Doctoral Student Board member

Congratulations to Emily MacLeod for being elected to the Executive Board of ESERA. Emily is a PhD student at the UCL Institute of Education in London, England where she researches young people’s aspirations in science. Emily’s election marks the first time in the history of ESERA to include doctoral students on the Board. She will add voices of doctoral and early career researchers to organisational management.

ESERA Summer School 2021

Dear Colleagues,
The 2021 ESERA Summer School will be held in the city of Poznan, Poland from July 5th to July 9th hosted by the University of Adam Mickiewicz. The summer school sessions will take place in the Faculty of Biology at the Morasko Campus and Social events are planned for the Faculty of Educational Sciences.

Call for nominations: ESERA Executive Board Elections 2022

ESERA is calling for nominations for new Executive Board members. Following a move to a new non-academic post, Dr Grainne Walshe has resigned from the Board, and a new member is being sought. Please see the next page for the membership of the current Executive Board.

Call for nominations: ESERA Doctoral Student Executive Board member  

ESERA is calling for nominations for a doctoral student Executive Board member following a voting process to amend the ESERA Constitution about the Board membership. A significant majority has voted in favour of the inclusion of a doctoral student member on the Executive Board. Further details about membership are specified in the ESERA Constitution which is available on the website (

ESERA General Assembly 2021

Below your find:
– the minutes from the ESERA General Assembly 2021 here 
– the financial report and membership devdelopment 2021 here
– the financial audit 2021 here

ESERA 2023 summer school

The ESERA Board is now seeking bids for the ESERA 2023 summer schoolHere are six details to address in a bid followed by ‘Things to Know’ about summer schools. Bids are due by January 14, 2022. Before then, contact Robert (Bob) Evans with any questions about organizing a summer school. Submit bids to Bob Evans at

Sad news about Professor Peter Fensham

It is with great sadness that I write to share the news that our dear friend and generous colleague Peter Fensham has passed away. At this stage, we do not have any further details to share, but we will do so as they become available. 
As the founder of ASERA, Peter was instrumental in creating and sustaining the association as a rich and collegial space to share research, foster connections, and assist many of us to establish our careers.

Sad news about Professor Audrey Msimanga

The ESERA Community is saddened to hear about the passing of Professor Audrey Msimanga, Head of School at the Witwatersrand University, South Africa. Professor Msimanga has been a long time member of ESERA, having participated in the summer school and attended many conferences. At the Bologna conference, she was part of a panel on multicultural science education and has co-authored a chapter in the upcoming ESERA book. Professor Hamsa Venkat, the SAARMSTE President has written the following obituary about the professional accomplishments of Professor Msimanga.

Call for nominations of Executive Board Members: Deadline extended to May 31st

ESERA is calling for nominations for new Executive Board members. A Board member and a Secretary are to be elected in 2021. The deadline for nominations has been extended to May 31st, 2021. Please consult the Call for nominations: ESERA Executive Board for details.

Call for Applications Sandra K. Abell Institute for Doctoral Students

Humboldt State University is hosting the 2021 Sandra K. Abell Institute for Doctoral Students (SKAIDS) June 14-19, 2021. Sandra K. Abell, in whose tribute the institute is named, was Professor of Science Education and Director of the Science Education Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a beloved mentor of science education doctoral students. The institute is sponsored by NARST, a worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning through research.
Find more information here. 

Position in Science Education in Copenhagen

The Department of Science Education seeks applications for one position – either a tenure-track assistant professor or an associate professor – in science education research. The position is open from 1 November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.We are looking for candidates with documented research experience in relation to one or more of the following areas:

Postdoctoral position in science education

The successful candidate will be hosted at the Institute for Science Education and Communication ( and will work on an EU-H2020 project (Outdoor Science Education for a Sustainable Future), which aims to examine the role of out-of-school science engagement in diverse contexts (e.g., community-settings, science cafes, science centres, science festivals, science/art events) on young people’s development of scientific literacy and scientific citizenship. Research in these areas includes, but is not limited to, topics related to science identity, scientific literacy, career aspirations, equitable science, diversifying science, gender issues, informal science and science communication. 
The starting date is September 1, 2021 and the duration of the position is 30 months. 

ESERA 2023 - Cappadokia

Established in 1995, ESERA aims to enhance scientific
literacy for all through research in science education.

Various professional activities support community building in science education, dissemination of
research findings and professional development of researchers from different career stages.
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