ESERA 2015

ESERA 2015

Proceedings of ESERA 2015

ISBN 978-951-51-1541-6

General Editors:

Jari Lavonen, Kalle Juuti, Jarkko Lampiselkä, Anna Uitto & Kaisa Hahl


Odilla Finlayson, Roser Pinto, Russell Tytler, Albert Zeyer, Sabine Fechner, Andrée Tiberghien, Eleni A. Kyza,Claes Malmberg, Nikos Papadouris, Dimitris Psillos, Mercé Izquierdo, Veli-Matti Vesterinen, Maria Andrée,Maria Pilar Jimenez-Aleixandre, Jan Alexis Nielsen, Miriam Ossevoort, Marianne Achiam, Graça Carvalho,Andreas Redfors, Jim Ryder, Jens Dolin, Per Kind, Margareta Enghag, Ellen Henriksen, Christiana Nicolaou,Maria Evagorou, Marisa Michelini, Amanda Berry, Digna Couso, Esme Glauert, Fani Stylianidou,Petros Kariotoglou, Terry Russell, Berit Bungum, Pernilla Nilsson, Justin Dillon, Rolf Vegar Olsen

The Proceedings of ESERA 2015 is an electronic publication for revised and extended papers presented at the ESERA 2015 conference in Helsinki, Finland during 31 August to 4 September, 2015. All papers in the eProceedings correspond to communications submitted and accepted for the ESERA 2015 conference. All proposals to the conference went through a blind review by two or three reviewers prior to being accepted to the conference. A total of 1134 proposals (out of which 78 were symposia) were presented at the conference and in total 326 papers are included in the eProceedings.

The authors were asked to produce updated versions of their papers and take into account the discussion that took place after the presentation and the suggestions received from other participants at the conference. On the whole, the eProceedings presents a comprehensive overview of ongoing studies in Science Education Research in Europe and beyond. This book represents the current interests and areas of emphasis in the ESERA community at the end of 2015. The eProceedings book contains nineteen parts that correspond to the 19 strands represented at the ESERA 2015 conference. The parts are usually co-edited by two or three strand chairs. All formats of presentation (single oral, interactive poster, ICT demonstration/workshop and symposium) used during the conference were eligible to be submitted to the eProceedings. The length of a paper in the eProceedings for a single oral presentation, poster or workshop is 6–12 pages. For the symposium there were two options: The whole symposium could be presented as a single paper of 6–12 pages, or each/any contribution in a symposium could be considered as a separate paper (6–12 pages).

The co-editors carried out a review of the updated versions of the papers that were submitted after the conference at the end of 2015. ESERA or the editors and co-editors do not necessarily endorse or share the ideas and views presented in or implied by the papers included in this book.

Note: Some of these papers may be accepted for inclusion in the Book of Selected Papers to be published in 2017 of the ESERA 2015 conference. In that case those papers will be withdrawn from this publication.

The appropriate APA style for referencing this eProceedings is as follows: Lavonen, J., Juuti, K., Lampiselkä, J., Uitto, A., & Hahl, K. (Eds.). (2016). Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2015 Conference. Science education research: Engaging learners for a sustainable future. Helsinki, Finland: University of Helsinki. ISBN 978-951-51-1541-6

The appropriate APA style for referencing individual papers in the eProceedings is as follows: [Author(s)]. (2016). [Title of article]. In J. Lavonen, K. Juuti, J. Lampiselkä, A. Uitto & K. Hahl (Eds.), Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2015 Conference. Science education research: Engaging learners for a sustainable future, Part [part/strand number] (co-ed. [Editors of the strand chapter]), (pp. [page numbers]). Helsinki, Finland: University of Helsinki. ISBN 978-951-51-1541-6


Part 1: Learning science: Conceptual understanding (Part_1_eBook 18 MB)

Part 2: Learning science: Cognitive, affective, and social aspects (Part_2_eBook 7.5 MB)

Part 3: Science teaching processes (Part_3_eBook 5.9 MB)

Part 4: Digital resources for science teaching and learning (Part_4_eBook 8.6 MB)

Part 5: Teaching learning sequences as innovations for science teaching and learning (Part_5_eBook 5.5 MB)

Part 6: Nature of science: history, philosophy and sociology of science (Part_6_eBook  7.3 MB)

Part 7: Discourse and argumentation in science education (Part_7_eBook 9.4 MB)

Part 8: Scientific literacy and socio scientific issues (Part_8_eBook 5.9 MB)

Part 9: Environmental, health and outdoor science education (Part_9_eBook  27.4 MB)

Part 10: Science curriculum and educational policy (Part_10_eBook 6.1 MB)

Part 11: Evaluation and assessment of student learning and development (Part_11_eBook 12.8 MB)

Part 12: Cultural, social and gender issues in science and technology education (Part_12_eBook 21 MB)

Part 13: Pre-service science teacher education (Part_13_eBook 28.4 MB)

Part 14: In-service science teacher education, continued professional development (Part_14_eBook 21.5 MB)

Part 15: Early years science education (Part_15_eBook 3.5 MB)

Part 16: Science in the primary school (Part_16_eBook 5.5 MB)

Part 17: Science in the secondary school (Part_17_eBook 3.7 MB)

Part 18: Science teaching at the university level (Part_18_eBook 1.4 MB)

Part 19: Methodological issues in science education research (Part_19_eBook 1.4 MB)


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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